How to Make Origami Trees

Learn How to Make Origami Trees

Learning how to make origami trees can be a fun way to create customized Christmas greetings for your family and friends.

Step 1

Cut an 8x11 piece of green paper in half. You'll need one half for each tree you wish to make.

Step 2

Fold each corner up, and then unfold the paper flat. Fold your paper up across the middle of the "X", and then unfold.

Step 3

Push down on the middle of the "X", and then bring the paper up to flatten it into a triangle.

Step 4

Turn the paper over and repeat Steps 2-3 at the opposite end.

Step 5

Fold the corners of the triangle to the middle.

Step 6

Grasp both sides of the paper and bring it up to flatten into a triangle.

Step 7

Fold your paper up so the two triangles are approximately ½ inch apart.

Step 8

Attach your completed tree to the front of a greeting card. Add a star-shaped brad or sticker to the top. Use buttons, eyelets, or small stickers to create ornaments for your Christmas tree embellishment.

To learn how to make an envelope for your origami Christmas card, please review the LoveToKnow Origami Envelope tutorial.

Keep in mind that you can also use this technique for how to make origami trees to create custom gift tags or accents for your scrapbook layouts.

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How to Make Origami Trees