DIY Origami Sailboat Garland You Can Make with Your Kids!


My kids have been home for the summer, so we’ve been spending a lot of time crafting the day away. One of the projects we came up with was this origami sailboat garland. We had made an origami heart garland for Valentine’s Day, and I figured these sailboats were easy enough for them to try next. We used origami paper, but any paper cut into squares will do. Once you’re done, you can hang it up for a summer BBQ with origami sailboat place cards to match.

Ready to get started?


  • -6×6 inch squares of origami paper
  • -thick ribbon (length depends on how long you want your garland)
  • -glue gun
Step 1: 1 of 13
Pick out a 6x6 inch origami square.
Step 2: 2 of 13
Fold the paper in half.
Step 3: 3 of 13
Fold each corner up.
Step 4: 4 of 13
Fold the corners up to meet at the point in the center.
Step 5: 5 of 13
Open up each corner and fold the top point down to the middle.
Step 6: 6 of 13
Fold each corner up to the middle again.
Another view of Step 6! 7 of 13
Here is a second view of the folded corners!
Step 7: 8 of 13
Flip paper over.
Step 8: 9 of 13
Fold top paper back.
Step 9: 10 of 13
Fold the bottom of the corner back to have it lie flat.
Step 10: 11 of 13
Flip it over and it should look like this!
Step 11: 12 of 13
Make a few in different colors and patterns.
Step 12: 13 of 13
Attach them to a ribbon with a glue gun and hang your pretty garland!

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

Article Posted 2 years Ago

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