Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial

How to make a pretty Origami Christmas Tree! This intermediate modular origami tree is made with 4 sheets of square paper. Add an origami lucky star on top!

This origami christmas tree is more on the challenging side of intermediate, the result is worth it in my opinion.. 🙂

It looks similar to Makoto Yamaguchi’s tree from the top, but the underside of the tree’s layers are totally different, with a ‘twisted’ look.

These little origami trees look really nice from the underside, so they’d make nice hanging decorations!

You could use the same sized square paper for all the layers, which would result in a different looking tree, or just use one layer, and a base (which would be cute! 💗)

Tutorial for the lucky star, (using 1.5cm strip) is here.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial, please let me know how you get on in the comments, or tag me on instagram (@paperkawaii).

Design: Paper Kawaii
Level: ★★★☆☆

You will need:

▸ 4 square sheets of paper
▸ Glue is recommended. (if you’re using foil paper you may not need it)

Sizes:
20 x 20 cm (lower layer)
15 x 15 cm (middle layer)
10 x 10 cm (2 sheets one for tree top, one for the base)

For other sizes, the 3 sheets should be increase in quarters, so if you use 30 x 30 cm, divide it by 4, giving you 7.5 – which is 1 quarter.
So then the medium sheet needs to be 3 quarters the size, (3 x 7.5) and the smallest sheet needs to be 2 quarters (half) the size (2 x 7.5)
So… 30 x 30, 22.5 x 22.5 and 15 x 15 cm.

Final size: 13 x 7 cm

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