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.
Step 1) Fold and unfold the paper in half diagonally both ways. Then turn the paper over.
Step 2) Fold and unfold the paper horizontally both ways.
Step 3) Bring the top and side corners down using the existing creases.
Step 4) Press everything flat along the existing creases into a Square Base.
Step 5) The Square Base.
Step 6) Fold the flap on the right over along the dotted line and then unfold it.
Step 7) Bring the right flap of paper over and Squash Fold it flat.
Step 8) Repeat the last two steps on the other 3 flaps.
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.
Step 10) The paper should look like this before starting on the next steps.
Step 11) Fold the top layer of paper up along the dotted line.
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.
Step 13) Open up the flaps into a 3D tree shape.
The completed Christmas tree
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