Sunday, December 11, 2011

Origami Sailboat Decoration

For my Christmas craft I wanted something to go with my coastal decor that was super easy.  I saw a tree with a lot of little sailboats all over it and I loved it, but I didn't have any sailboats.  So I decided to create some.  I took some vintage sheet music I got from the thrift store and made Origami SailboatsThis is the link where I got my instructions but, I will show you how I did this.  

  The first thing you need to do is to make your sheet music a square.  Just cut the length the same size as the width.

Fold up these two corners.

Fold up the third corner till it looks like this.

Take the bottom fold and fold it back on itself like this.

Fold on dotted black line. You need to fold the entire piece in half and then unfold. 

Now you will fold on the black dotted line up and make a new crease.  Then unfold again.

Fold the black dotted line up again on this side.  Then unfold again.

Now the creases will help you fold the boat together. 

Like this.

Here you have the boat.

Fold up the bottom of the boat to finish.

Here it is done.  As you can tell I am not a origami specialists, but these are really easy and fun to make.

They looked really cute on our tree too.

I will link with:
Centsational Girl for the Holiday Craft Party
Coastal Christmas Linky Party at Sally Lee by the Sea
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Monday  at Dittle Dattle
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage


beachcomber said...

so cute!! i love your origami boats and your tree looks gorgeous!

Brenda Pruitt said...

How cute and unique, Sherry! Reminds me of those folding deals we did in school. Remember those? I think we wrote things inside them?

Sunny Simple Life said...

Girl what can't you do? You are so very creative. My older girls would love that and we have so much old sheet music they could use too. Have a good week Sherry!

The Charm of Home said...

Yes! Brenda the sailboats fold up just like the
fortune tellers we used to make in school! LOL
I thought the same thing when I made it!

Susan said...

Beautiful on the tree! Love it!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Too cute :)
Looks great on the tree!

Greetings from Australia♥

Marianne said...

This tree is just so adorable...I love it!
Marianne :)

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

I love it!
Have a wonderful week,

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! That is adorable! Thank you for sharing!

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Very elegant tree :-} thanks for sharing the music sheet boat!

Hugs Lorraine

Unknown said...

Love your music sheet boats, this would be a fun project to do with the little ones!

Decor To Adore said...

Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

Be Merry and Bright!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love this idea! I wonder if my hubby would help me make these! Happy holidays! ♥

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