Nov 18, 2018

Papercrafted Christmas decorations

We put up our Christmas tree this weekend! I am sure that some people are in Team “that’s way too early” but hey - when you’re living here as an expat sometimes you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do to feel festive as soon as possible.

It was also inspired in part by the fact that one of my husbands friends made us a bunch of these lovely paper ornaments. Apparently it’s not the same as origami - the paper folding technique has a different name which I have forgotten (if anyone knows please feel free to chime in!) but we love the uniqueness and traditional charm they add to the tree.

Papercrafted Christmas decorations  photo

Papercrafted Christmas decorations  photo

Anyone else tried to papercraft their way to some Christmas decorations for their tree?



After spending the last several years in the beating heart of Tokyo, I will be spending the next three in the countryside of Japan. I adore this country and all it has to offer - and I'm always learning more and more about life here as I go along!

1 Comment

  • TonetoEdo

    on Nov 18

    German Christmas stars, Fröbelstern. When I was a kid, we made heaps of them, often decorated with glitter, and hung them on the tree and fireplace mantle. Thanks for reminding me to make them.