How to make Origami Butterfly Earrings

I have a treat for you today.  I will be showing you how to make a pair of Origami Butterfly Earrings.  They are really beautiful…. and they are made out of paper.  You are sure to get lots of compliments on them.  You can choose to wear them yourself or give them as a gift… after all the Holidays are just around the corner. That is if you can part with these earrings.  So, let’s get started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make these earrings step-by-step.



– 2 paper squares (about 4 cm x 4 cm)
– 2 jump rings
– 2 earstuds with earnuts


Step 1

Take one square of paper and fold it in half…

… like this.



Step 2

Bring the right upper corner to the center of the opposite edge, as in the picture.


Step 3

Do the same with the upper left corner.


Step 4

Unfold the corners.


Step 5

Turn the right corner inside…

… like this.

Do the same with the left corner.


Step 6

Take the right lower corner and bring it to the top corner.

Do the same with the left lower corner.

Now it should look like this.


Step 7

Turn the paper upside-down.

Fold the top corner to the opposite edge, a little bit lower than the middle…

… like this.


Step 8

Force the 2 corners flat.


Step 9

Fold it in half like in the picture.

It will look like this.

Step 10

Fold on the line…

… like this.

Do the same on the other side.

Turn it upside-down.


Step 11

Model the wings with your fingers.

Now it looks like a little butterfly, doesn’t it?


Step 12

Make a little hole in one corner…

… and put the jump ring in it.

Add the stud and the earring is ready.  Do the same with the second piece of paper.

Aren’t these earrings beautiful?  They will look amazing on you.  Or, have you decided to give them as a gift this Holiday Season?  Whatever you decide they are sure to be a huge hit.

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