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Origami Christmas Tree

Origami Christmas Tree

December 8, 2014 /
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Remember the utterly talented Jenny who has shared quite a few origami video tutorials here in Craft Passion, especially the 3D Bird Origami? Today, Jenny is back again with her another written tutorial and video tutorial to make this beautiful Christmas Tree Origami.

My son recently is going crazy about origami, this Christmas Tree Origami tutorial comes in time for him to try it out, especially during this holiday season. After all, origami is a great kid craft where kids got to work their little fingers to be crafty.

Jenny W Chan is a native New Yorker, self-taught origamist/crafter, and a lover of music & YouTube. She has been folding origami since she was a little girl. Although origami diagrams and written instructions are useful, she believes that video tutorials that provide 360-degree views of models are equally invaluable. As such, Jenny offers free tutorials on her YouTube channel: Josthebomb, and on her website Origami Tree, where you can also find free printable origami paper.

origami christmas tree tutorial

Jenny’s favorite holiday is Christmas. In spite of the bitter cold temperatures in NYC, she finds joy in the festivities and getting together with friends and family.

This papercraft Christmas Tree Origami is one of her favorite crafts for the winter. She hopes that the video tutorial, in conjunction with the still images and written instructions, will be helpful to you. Jenny: “Thank you, CraftPassion.com, for giving me the opportunity to share! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  :-)”

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Origami Christmas Tree Paper Fold Tutorials

Yield: Origami Christmas Tree
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $1 - $5

Remember the utterly talented Jenny who has shared quite a few origami video tutorials here in Craft Passion, especially the 3D Bird Origami? Today, Jenny is back again with her another written tutorial and video tutorial to make this beautiful Christmas Tree Origami.

Enjoy making them!

Materials

  • Tree Trunk: One brown square 3″ x 3″
  • Bottom Layer: One green square 3″ x 3″
  • Middle Layer: One green square 2.25″ x 2.25″
  • Top Layer: One green square 1.25″ x 1.25″

Tools

  • Paper craft glue
  • Glitter glue pen (optional)

Instructions

Tree Trunk: Brown 3″ x 3″

  1. tree trunkFold in half, length-wise. Unfold. Repeat in the opposite direction.
  2. Fold in half, diagonally. Unfold. Repeat in the opposite direction.
  3. Fold in half, diagonally. Lift the top flap on the right, and fold over to the left side (along the pre-existing diagonal crease on the left).
  4. Flatten.
  5. Push inwards on the right side towards the center. Flatten.
  6. Fold left and right flaps along the vertical center crease. Repeat on the other side.
  7. Unfold the folds in Step 6.
  8. Flatten 1 flap along the creases created in Step 6. Repeat on all 4 flaps.
  9. Fold bottom upwards, as far as it will allow you to go. This should create a triangle shape. Repeat on all 4 flaps.
  10. Spread apart slightly. Reverse the 4 folds created in Step 9.
  11. Refold all creases and flatten.

Bottom & Middle Layers: Green 3″ x 3″ and Green 2.25″ x 2.25″

  1. mid treeRepeat Steps 1-2 of the TREE TRUNK.
  2. Fold in half, length-wise. Lift the top flap on the right, and fold over to the left side (along the pre-existing diagonal crease on the left).
  3. Flatten.
  4. Push inwards on the right side towards the center. Flatten.
  5. Fold bottom flap upwards, as far as it will allow you to go. This should create a triangle shape. Repeat on all 4 flaps.
  6. Pull flaps (created from Step 5) outwards while pinching along the horizontal crease. Push inwards toward the center while pinching. Flatten and release. Repeat on all 4 flaps.

    Top Layer: Green 1.25″ x 1.25″

    1. tree topRepeat Steps 1-8 of the TREE TRUNK.

    Assembly of the Christmas tree origami

    1. assemblyGlue BOTTOM LAYER to TREE TRUNK. Spread evenly.
    2. Glue MIDDLE LAYER to BOTTOM LAYER.
    3. Glue TOP LAYER to MIDDLE LAYER.
    4. Optional: Decorate trim with glitter glue & you’re done! 🙂

    assembled treeTada!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS ho ho ho!!!

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