These ties are made with origami paper that is the perfect size for a card. Maybe you want to use a square of larger paper (such as gift wrap, brown paper or wallpaper) to make a "life-size" tie: hole punch the top at each side, attach string, and wear your origami!
Origami Paper or other material
Start with your paper colored sidedown, then fold in half along the diagonal
Unfold. Fold the outside corners into the center, making sure taht the edges line up along the center line.
Check the photos below as illustrations. Flip it over.
Fold the top point down.
Fold it immediately back up again, stopping a little way short of the top edge. Now Fold once more, this time along the dotted line as shown below.
Carefully fold little triangles at the edge of the "knot" of the tie.
Crease well, then open up again and flip you tie over.
Now bring the right corner into the center, matching the edge along the center line.
As you do so, a little triangle will form (as shown in the circled photo below) Ease it into position and crease down gently.
Repeat for the left side. Crease well, and flip over.
Your tie is ready!
This craft reprinted courtesy of ActivityVillage.co.uk.