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How to make origami Christmas trees to tangle for the holidays

Origami Christmas TreeHere is a fun and inexpensive project to jump start your crafts for the upcoming Christmas season and it’s something that, with a little supervision, children can also manage. Makes a great classroom project.

In this video from “Rob’s World”, simple origami trees are made from 3 sheets of printer paper (8.5″ x 11″).

As CZT Katy Abbott writes, “Super cute and fun trees you can tangle and fold for the holidays. I used a white gel pen on the green paper.

You can see Katy’s origami Christmas trees here on her blog.

Rob writes, “You can use different sized origami sheets if you have them, only 4 different sizes from large to small are required. If you know how to make the bird base, this should come easy to you because they are made in similar ways.”

Get out your Gelly Rolls and colored markers and have fun creating and tangling a unique origami Christmas tree forest!

If you’d like to explore some more inexpensive paper crafts to tangle for the holidays, check out Tangle Refresher 92.


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8 comments to How to make origami Christmas trees to tangle for the holidays

  • Maria Smith

    Silly question, but should you tangle before or after the origami?

  • Julie

    Thanks, Linda. He does a really great job. Makes origami seem easy. 🙂

  • Patti

    Very cool Christmas tree origami. Looking forward to more creations.

  • Judy

    Really enjoyed this video. Please do the star. what a nice idea for my fellow art mates. we all took a zentangle class so this would be fun.

  • Donna Lamoureux

    Wonderful video. I would think you would probably need to tangle after making your first but then might be able to tangle before after making one.

  • Holly Stir

    Excellent work. Your instruction moves at a comfortable pace making it easy to follow. Thanks!

  • Lou Ann

    I loved the origami tutorial. I have done origami for many years and am always interested in new (easy )folds. I would also love to see the star demonstrated.

  • Rhiannon

    @Maria – A little bit of both. @Donna – Exactly. Fold a sample, colour it with something so you know where the sides etc will end up, and unfold to show the crease pattern plus the best areas for tangling on. Remember not all of the paper will be visible at the end.
    Then, cut your paper to size, prefold, and THEN You should tangle before folding the final tree.

    I have made this tree before and here are points to consider: *Hold the tree in 3D at all times while folding the shape together, don’t try to fold it flat except in the precreasing stage. *Remember right angles. *The last flap of the four is always the trickiest. Just slow down and take it carefully.

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