A great festive craft to make is this origami Christmas Tree. Also, known as an origami pine tree, this origami would make an awesome décor anywhere especially during the Yuletide Season. To make this paper tree you will be needing a sturdy piece of paper to make it stand on its own once finished.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Get a square piece of origami paper. If you’re using a single sided colored paper, face the colored side upwards. Diagonally fold the paper along the dashed lines. Crease the paper well and unfold.
The second step is to make crease marks horizontally and vertically. Mountain fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease well and unfold.
Using the crease marks made from step 1 and 2, you will need to form a square base to make the origami Christmas Tree. Collapse it along the crease marks and see the next step for further instructions.
Hold the top right corner and the bottom left corner. Bring these two corners together.
Keep on collapsing the origami until it looks like the left image. It will also help if you bring the top left and bottom right corners together. Once the origami looks like the left image, flatten it to form a square. This is the square base. Now rotate it into a diamond-like right image.
Fold the right corner of the outer flap top the center. Crease well and unfold.
Using the crease made in step 7, lift the right flap to the center. Make sure to lift the top flap ONLY.
Squash the lifted lap from step 7 to flatten.
Repeat step 6 to 8 on the right, left and back side.
Like flipping a page of a book, turn the “page” of the front and back flaps. Make sure there are equal flaps underneath the model.
Flip the bottom corner of the outer flap upward. Crease well and unfold.
Bring the bottom corner flap backwards underneath itself.