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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial

If you are like me and you need very specific instructions, this tutorial is for you.To make the origami tree you'll need patterned paper cut to the following sizes: 3" x 3", 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", 2" x 2" and 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". You will follow the steps below with all 4 pieces of paper.

Step 1: fold paper in half. Step 2: Open. Step 3: fold diagonally then open.

Step 4: Fold diagonally the other way. Step 5: Open Step 6: Fold in half along the step 1 fold.

Here's where it gets a little tricky. Step 7: Press the right side of the top fold down. Do the same to the left side.

You have formed a triangle, as seen in number 8. Step 9: Take the top layer's triangle tip from the bottom right and fold it towards the center and down. Step 10: Do the same to the right triangle tip. Now, do the 10 steps with the other 3 squares and stack them, adding a little adhesive to each top triangle tip. You can add a star, trunk, ornaments, a tree skirt, gifts, whatever. Have fun!


Alison Gibbs said...

Great tutorial Heather. I will have to try it. Sometimes it is hard to find a tutorial that you can actually understand. this one looks like it is able to be followed.

Julie said...

You're full of such great information! I feel like I am full of...well, you know.

Kim H. said...

Great tutorial! Love the tree it is so fun!

pescbrico said...

Thanks for sharing with us! :) I was wondering how to do them! :)

My Paper World said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

thanks Heather! I was just thinking about how these trees were made. your tutorial is great!!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Cool, I'm going to give this a try!
Love the card!
Sandra Evertsondgdg

Aunt T said...

Awesome tutorial. I love these trees :)


Scrapping Donna said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for the good instructions.


Deborah said...

EXCELLENT tutorial, and such a wonderful card Heather!

Anderson said...

Wow.... What a beautiful tutorial! I like that type tutorial, thanks so much for sharing. Will try it out soon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! It's very easy to understand.
-Maryellen Parmenter
Age 12

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