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Christmas's day, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Origami, Paper crafts  |  November 5th 2011  |  0 Comment

Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial

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origami photo tutorial.

To begin, you will need 7 different sheets of paper.  For the tutorial I’m using white for ease of photographing, this will be the trunk and so should be out of either brown or black (I’ve never found brown copy paper, so I use black).  The remaining 6 sheets should be varying sizes.  For the trees I make I start with an 8 inch piece of paper and go down 1 inch for each additional sheet; so here I have an 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, and 3 inch squares of paper.  Also, the largest green square and the square used for the trunk (the white sheet here) are the same size – 8 inches.

Here is what the trunk and first piece look like standing up.

After folding the remaining green pieces it is ready for final assembly.

Start with the next largest green piece and insert it on top of the tree that has already been put together.

This should be the result with all the pieces assembled.

This is the result of the tree standing.  The height can be varied a great deal simply by pushing the pieces together or pulling them apart.

Here is another picture with a black trunk and a star on top.  Note:  The star pictured here is also found in the same book, The Magic of Origami it is folded from a pentagon of paper, not a square.

A few years ago I was asked to make center pieces for a church Christmas party and was glad to oblige.  Here a couple of pictures from that.  Several of the people asked if they could take them home and so I didn’t come home with any of them.  That was fine by me because I love sharing what I make.

Here are all of the individual pieces folded and arranged before assembly.


Here is a picture of the completed trees arranged to look like a little forest.

You can see tutorial here