These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami Christmas tree. If you’re just starting out we recommend that you take a moment to review our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basic techniques.

Christmas Tree Step 1

Step 1) Fold and unfold the paper in half diagonally both ways. Then turn the paper over.

Christmas Tree Step 2

Step 2) Fold and unfold the paper horizontally both ways.

Christmas Tree Step 3

Step 3) Bring the top and side corners down using the existing creases.

Christmas Tree Step 4

Step 4) Press everything flat along the existing creases into a Square Base.

Christmas Tree Step 5

Step 5) The Square Base.

Christmas Tree Step 6

Step 6) Fold the flap on the right over along the dotted line and then unfold it.

Christmas Tree Step 7

Step 7) Bring the right flap of paper over and Squash Fold it flat.

Christmas Tree Step 8

Step 8) Repeat the last two steps on the other 3 flaps.

Christmas Tree Step 9

Step 9) If the paper looks like this fold a flap over to the side and make sure there’s an equal number of flaps on each side.

Christmas Tree Step 10

Step 10) The paper should look like this before starting on the next steps.

Christmas Tree Step 11

Step 11) Fold the top layer of paper up along the dotted line.

Christmas Tree Step 12

Step 12) Fold that top layer of paper up and inside the model. This is the opposite direction of the fold from the previous step. Then repeat on the other 3 flaps.

Christmas Tree Step 13

Step 13) Open up the flaps into a 3D tree shape.

The completed Christmas tree

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