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Easy Christmas Crafts - Folded Paper Christmas Tree


This Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Tree project makes a simple and pretty desktop Christmas tree. The Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Tree project modifies the kirigami process for a folded paper Christmas tree using crayons, glue and embellishments.

First, let's look at an example:

Easy Christmas crafts folded paper Christmas tree made with green card stock and sequins

The green tree is made from green card stock and is decorated with multicolored sequins glued in a random pattern.

Let's make a Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Tree from regular, 20 pound printer paper in yellow with crayon decorations:

Easy Christmas crafts folded paper Christmas tree yellow finished

Easy Christmas Crafts: Folded Paper Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:

  • Paper (computer paper, card stock, wrapping paper; construction paper works but the size of the fibers in the paper makes the folds difficult)
  • Crayons (optional)
  • Sequins or small beads (optional)
  • Glue (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Folded Paper Christmas Tree:

Start with a square piece of paper. This paper began as 8.5 x 11 inches printer paper. The length was trimmed to 8.5 inches to make a square. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree start with square paper

First, fold the paper in half corner to corner. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree fold corner to corner

Open the shape and fold corner to corner again with the other corners. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree fold other corner to corner

Open the shape and turn the paper over. Fold side to side. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree fold side to side

Open the shape and fold the other two sides together. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree fold other side to side

The resulting shape should have four outer folds and four inner folds. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree four outer and four inner folds

Next, fold halfway between each crease making sure the new folds alternate outer and inner folds. The folds should be like an accordion rotating around the central point. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree fold halfway between earlier folds

The new shape includes eight outer folds and eight inner folds. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree eight outer and eight inner folds

Fold the shape flat with four folds on each side and with a split between the bottom triangles (where the scissors point). 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree fold flat

Trim the bottom straight across. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree trim bottom evenly

Add a slight curve to the bottom by trimming the outer portion of triangle. Leave the middle area straight for the base of the Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Tree. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree trim angles on bottom

The Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Tree shape sits on the straight area. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree tree stands on flat part of bottom

Open the folds. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree open to decorate

Add colorful crayon decorations to the Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Tree. Decorate around the center leaving a small area undecorated for the star shape.

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree with crayon decorations

Fold the shape flat again with five folds on one side and three on the other. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree fold flat again

Near the point and at an angle, cut through the five folds and partially into the three folds being careful not to cut the top off. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree cut star

Open the cut area to form the star shape. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree open star shape

Color the star. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree color star

You have a decorated Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Tree that easily sits on a desk or table. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree tree standing

If you prefer a slimmer version, add glue between the folds at the base of the Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Tree. Hold the folds together until the glue sets. 

Easy Christmas crafts - folded paper Christmas tree yellow tree glued at base

These Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Trees do not shed. They easily fold for storage and can be made simply or elegantly depending on the materials and decorations you use.

Have fun!

People of all ages can enjoy this Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Paper Christmas Tree.


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