Friday, 24 June 2011

An origami Christmas tree

I've had a lot of people asking how I make the little origami Christmas trees that I put onto cards, so I thought I would put together this tutorial for you.....
Let me know how you get on...

This is the finished card as it was seen on Create and Craft.
Take a square of paper - the paper I am using here is a sheet of paper from the Papermania Noel 6x6 pad (it's hitting your shelves very soon!!)
Fold it over in half (corner to corner, as the picture shows).
Take the two bottom points and fold them up to the top point. This should now look like a square.
Flip the whole thing over. Now fold in the two sides to the middle to make a kite shape.
Turn over your piece of paper and open out the sides.
Fold the two points in, following the sides of the kite shape.
Fold in the bottom section of the kite shape - use the photo as a guide. Do not worry if this overlaps or does not meet.
Fold the point of this section over on itself.
Wrap the two sides over the top of the centre section - these will not meet so don't worry about it.
At this point take a bone folder or paper creaser over all your edges.
Turn over and there you have it - a little Christmas tree with a pot.... now you can decorate it!

Just to remind you - here is my finished card....
Happy craftin
Nikki x


  1. Lovley- saw this on Create and Craft. Can't wait to make one myself so thanks for the instructions.
    Chris x

  2. Looking forward to making a better one than I did in the demo this morning!! BIC


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