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A mini folded tree.
I learned how to make these folded paper trees from a TV craft show several years ago, and I've made tons of them since. They're fast, impressive, and make great ornaments. Teensy mini trees are cute, too - all you need is a smaller square of paper. Double-sided origami paper makes fantastic trees, but any paper that will hold a crease will work well.

Posted by Erin R. from United States • Published December 8, 2009 • See Erin R.'s 2 projects »
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  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with your sheet of letter-sized paper and fold one corner to the edge to make a triangle. Make sure you crease the fold well.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 2
    Step 2

    While paper is still folded, cut the excess paper away from the triangle to make a perfect square. Unfold.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now fold your square in half the opposite way and crease.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 4
    Step 4

    Your folds now ake an X. Unfold, then fold in half lengthwise and crease as shown.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 5
    Step 5

    Unfold again and fold in half one more time. Your square should look like this.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 6
    Step 6

    Unfold one last time and re-fold square in half from corner to corner.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 7
    Step 7

    Press the upper left corner of your triangle in along the folds.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat with the other side.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 9
    Step 9

    This is what your square should look like.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 10
    Step 10

    Using a pen or pencil, to get a sharp point, flatten out each "leaf" of your square.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 11
    Step 11

    Your tree should now look like this, once you've flattened each side of the square all the way around. Now, mark your tree at the trunk like I have, and cut along the dotted lines.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut straight across the bottom.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now, cut about 1/4" through all layers straight towards the middle of the tree as shown. Then separate the pages of the tree and fold each notch upward, one at a time. Repeat all the way around.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 14
    Step 14

    Spread the pages out evenly and, Voila! You've got a paper Christmas tree.

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Sylvia G.
Sylvia G. · Mexico City, Iztacalco, Mexico · 3 projects

great!!

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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Juction, colorado, United States · 40 projects

aawww so cute I did snowflakes last year

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SuperCool and Really Trendy
SuperCool and Really Trendy · Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom · 60 projects

Thanks for the tut I used the one from another web-site to create my trees for something I posted on C&K but this one looks so much more easier! I am gonna have to email it to my Crafting Grannies to show them another more clearer way to do it!Plus the scrolling down on C&K is much simpler 2 follow!
Cath

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