Monday, December 6, 2010

Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial

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20 comments:

Kimmy said...

I can see the forest for the trees! Lovely job illustrating the step-by-step instructions. Do you still have the one you made out of posterboard?

Stephen said...

Sadly, we no longer have the posterboard tree. After 2 or 3 Christmases of being packed away and brought back out, it was much worse for the wear. That and we finally got a traditional artificial tree. I make several smaller trees each year though :)

Anonymous said...

Hi I was jus wondering if u could explain how to make that star because I jus found your post and cant find how to make it anywhere never seen one like that it looks fantastic and now haven't got enough time to buy the book before Christmas but will in the future.

Stephen said...

I would love to show how to make the star, unfortunately I don't have the time I need to accomplish that before Christmas. I will be happy to show it at a later date. In the mean time the designer's name is Endla Saar. I wasn't able to find any diagrams online, but that doesn't mean they aren't there. Thanks for your interest :)

make handmade said...

So cute! thanks for sharing.

Stephen said...

make handmade -
Thank you! Hope it is clear enough to complete. As this is my first attempt at a tutorial, I'm not quite sure how I did :P

Anonymous said...

please please post how to make the star.

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

These are awesome! Nice work!

Anonymous said...

um... I'm confused on the tucking away the flap part and how you got the + part at the bottom of the green pieces. You might think I'm the dumbest person in the world but i have almost no clue hoe to fold all 3 flaps either.

Varada said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Loved it. Do you also have one for the star on top? :D

Thanks!
~ Varada

Stephen said...

Melissa - Thank you so much!

Anonymous from December 24 - Having largely taught myself origami and how to read diagrams, I find that it is rare when someone attempting to tackle a new model is dumb :-)
You have no doubt given up on me due to my lack of response and I do apologize. I would love to do a short video showing how that step is performed and hopefully might be able to in the near future. It is easily the hardest step to show with just pictures.
Thank you for finding this and I hope to be of better assistance in the future!

Varada - Sadly, I do not have a tutorial for the star. Not yet anyway. I have every intention of doing one as everyone that sees this model loves that star (as do I). I wish I had more time right now to do more posts like this, but due to school, work and family there is little time left over for anything else. Please keep checking back and I will soon enough accomplish this. Thank you!

foldyouso.com said...

Hi Stephen!
I love these trees - and your tutorial! It's very clear. I shared a link to you site on my blog, and hope you don't mind. It's in Norwegian, but if you want to check it out I'm sure you'll be able to understand mainly by looking at the pictures :) And the credit for the tutorial goes completely to you :)

Best christmas wishes,
Vera - www.foldyouso.com

ewatt.marion said...

You should make a video.

Katie McEnery said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyiPnw7elUM this is a good video showing you how to make the star. I am amazed that I was able to make this tree! I still couldn' tell you how i did it, but if you just allow the paper to fold itself it eventually works. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

On the third step, I am having difficulty. Did you turn the base before doing the new valley fold?

Anonymous said...

i need help with the green paer part plese help

Nate Massaro said...

make a video tutural plese haveing trouble

Anonymous said...

See if these hints help people having trouble: In the photo with the two stars: a) Orientation: the top point is a fold, the bottom are the flaps. b) The new mountain fold in this picture becomes the bottom of the model.

This is elegant, thank you. I too would like to know how to make the star.

Carolina Youssif said...

Just tried this with a scrap piece of paper and it worked! I can't wait to try the entire thing!
Thank you!

MonSheri said...

Hi Stephen! I compiled a blog post of my favorite beautiful holiday DIY projects, and I've included this charming little tree! I hope you'll come check out the rest of my picks, and thank you for sharing this tutorial. :D

http://littlefauna.blogspot.com