Origami Hummingbird Necklace

BY  |  Friday, Feb 21, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Origami Hummingbird Necklace

I have always enjoyed sitting on my grandparents side porch watching the hummingbirds wiz by. So when my art teacher Mrs. Renzulli taught me how to make big origami hummingbirds I was thrilled. I quickly realized that I could make them any size and soon I had an army.

This is a great project for kids because all it requires is a little bit of patience and then you have an awesome necklace.

Origami Hummingbird NecklaceOrigami Hummingbird Necklace

  • Post-it Notes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Needle
  • Embroidery Floss

1. Cut a 1.5-inch square from your post it note; making sure to remove the sticky part.  Take the square piece of paper and fold it in half vertically, horizontally, and along both diagonals. Then unfold it.  Now fold it in half diagonally.

Origami Hummingbird Necklace

2. Fold one of the points up until it sticks over the top about half an inch.

3, Following the creases already made, bring the two end corners up to meet at the top.

4. Fold each wing down on its side.

5.  Fold the bird in half and rotate 180 degrees.

6. Fold down the beak.

Origami Hummingbird Necklace

7. Cut 30 inches of embroidery floss and thread it through the needle.  Open the humming bird back up and poke a hole through the inside of one of its wings.  Pull the needle through the hole. Unthread the needle, leaving the thread in the hole.  Tie the two ends of the embroidery floss with a knot near the hole and secure in place with a little glue.   Use the glue to close the hummingbird.

8. Enjoy your new necklace.

Origami Hummingbird Necklace

Madeline Lange is 10 years old and the daughter of our craft blogger Jen Lange.


  1. POSTED BY danahawkinssimons  |  February 21, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

    wow. these are lovely, and the instructions are easy to follow. thanks, madeline!

  2. POSTED BY walleroo  |  February 21, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    Gorgeous. Due to overgrown, hairy knuckles, I won’t be attempting this, but I am happy to know that others are doing it. I am a big fan of origami, in the abstract.

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