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Time:0h10
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Pretty Easy
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Papercraft

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Greenville, South Carolina, US
2009
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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.

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  1. How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 1 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Repeat with the other side.

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

    This is what your square should look like.

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

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

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

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

    Cut straight across the bottom.

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

  14. How to make a christmas tree. Paper Christmas Tree - Step 14 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, Federal District, MX · 3 projects

great!!

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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 42 projects

aawww so cute I did snowflakes last year

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SuperCool and Really Trendy
SuperCool and Really Trendy · Bradford, England, GB · 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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