Easy Origami Christmas Tree Instructions

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Easy Origami Christmas Tree Instructions

Introduction:

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

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 01

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.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 02

The second step is to make crease marks horizontally and vertically. Mountain fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree- Step 03

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.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 04

 

Hold the top right corner and the bottom left corner. Bring these two corners together.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 05

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.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 06

Fold the right corner of the outer flap top the center. Crease well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 07

Using the crease made in step 7, lift the right flap to the center. Make sure to lift the top flap ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 08

Squash the lifted lap from step 7 to flatten.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 09

Repeat step 6 to 8 on the right, left and back side.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 010Like flipping a page of a book, turn the “page” of the front and back flaps. Make sure there are equal flaps underneath the model.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 011

Flip the bottom corner of the outer flap upward. Crease well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Step 012

Bring the bottom corner flap  backwards underneath itself.

How to fold an Origami Christmas Tree - Finish

Your origami Christmas tree is done! You may decorate the paper pine tree however you like putting a star on top of it.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. This guy explains stuff better than my teachers do

  2. It’s very easy and simple. I tried to make it into a card.

    • How’d you make it into a card?

      • Cut it in half. remove the back annd stick the front on the card with a glue gun. looks nice and 3d :))))

  3. Its super duper easy and kawaii too i can do this all day and other stuff thx for the idea youre the best <3

  4. I could not do it for some weird reason

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