Learn how to fold a simple origami Christmas tree with a star to decorate the top. This origami Christmas tree is possibly the easiest to make, ever.

You can make the tree one color or layer different colors for a fun wrapped effect.

This one will stand up if you wrap it with more layers. As the final layer serves as a stand.

Both the tree (plain version) and the star are traditional Japanese models. Yes, they require a dab of glue. Traditional origami models often use glue here and there, contrary to what most people think!

Design: Traditional
Level: ★★☆☆☆

You will need:

  • Tree: 1 sheet of square paper, 15 x 15 cm
    (more if you want to layer it)
  • Star: 2 sheets of square paper that are half the size of the paper used for the tree (7.5 x 7.5 cm)

The small trees in the video are made with 7.5 x 7.5 cm and the star is made from 3.75 x 3.75 cm

I really like this simple origami tree. Even though it does stand up, I feel like it’s better for sticking flat onto greetings cards.

Origami models included in the photos:

Origami Reindeer

This cute origami reindeer is made from a single sheet of paper, no glue or cutting, add a red nose to make a Rudolf.

Mini Presents

These easy presents can be made at any size, but they look super cute when they are miniature.

Lucky Stars

Origami Lucky Stars, these cute little origami stars are made with strips of paper and are very easy to make!

Origami Sleigh

An easy origami Santa’s sleigh for Christmas. This origami sled is very easy to make. Makes a great decoration for Christmas time!

More Origami Christmas Trees:

Simple Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Easy 3D Christmas Tree

This fir tree is easy to make and stands on it’s own.

Simple Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree is intermediate difficulty.

Simple Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial via @paper_kawaii