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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial

I LOVE origami. And, I love making cards. This easy project is for an origami Christmas card that you can make with the kids.

If you are like me and you need very specific instructions, this tutorial is for you.
You Will Need
For each tree you will 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". 

Easy Instructions
You will follow the steps below with all 4 pieces of paper.
The first 5 steps are just to make guidelines.

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!

Thank you for visiting We Grow By Our Dreams. I have lots more projects and tutorials on my other blog, The Vintage Sheet Blog. 


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 Prichard said...

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

K Hutchinson 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!

Little C's Creations 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

Swamp Tulip said...

Awesome tutorial. I love these trees :)


Scrapping Donna said...

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


Deborah March said...

EXCELLENT tutorial, and such a wonderful card Heather!

Anonymous said...

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


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