Papercraft Essentials - Teabag Folding


Time to share my projects from last month's Papercraft Essentials. Becky the editor had asked me if I would write a feature on teabag folding. You don't find much about folding techniques in craft magazines so I was delighted to share new ideas with the readers. 

When checking pinterest for inspiration, I noticed that most of the teabag folding designs are kept very simple with the folded shape in the centre of the card. I could include two off-the-page projects which is what I did. Unfortunately, one one of these projects was a little difficult to photograph, so here are four of the five designs I made for the magazine.

Starting with a simple card using the zig zag technique. You can create smaller flower shapes with a bit of practise (and patience).

You can go even smaller and make tiny shapes to decorate an image:

Here is my favourite project. You can make this garland for weddings, baby showers, birthdays... As pretty as it is, a lot of work goes into it.

This a card using the flower petal folding technique. The teabag tiles that make up the flower have to be the same shape and size. I struggled a little with that and squeezed in seven tiles instead of six to avoid any gaps (which gives it a nice 3D effect).

Hope you found some inspiration!
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