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Origami Christmas Tree 3D

Original model created on 13/12/2015 - Published on 18/12/2015

Origami Christmas Tree 3D instructions and tutorial

This 3D Christmas Tree is an original modular origami model. It is made of 8 modules that can be easily and quickly folded. Then to make your Christmas Tree, you just need to put the modules on top of each other.

To make the tree, you need 8 squares of paper: 4 pairs of diminishing size. The length of each pair is 3/4 of the previous pair. To make it easy, I provide sets of ready-to-print squares of the right size. One set contains all 8 squares that you can print on a single sheet of copy paper. If you want a bigger tree, you can print two copies of the second set that contains only 1 square of each size.

All 8 squares on one sheet of paper

4 squares of one sheet of paper (print 2 copies)

I made a snow covered tree using plain white copy paper, but you can print the squares on colored paper too to make a green tree, a red tree or a rainbow tree with 8 different colors!

Christmas Tree 3D
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How to make an origami Christmas Tree 3D

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a 3D Christmas Tree (photo diagram and/or video).

Christmas Tree 3D - step 1

1. The tree is made of 8 modules: 4 modules of type A, and 4 modules of type B.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 2

2. You will need 4 pairs of squares of decreasing size. The length of each square is 3/4 of the length of the previous one.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 3

3. To make it easy, I created a template that you can print on regular copy paper. You can then easily cut the 8 squares.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 4

4. For a slightly bigger tree, you can print two copies of this template.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 5

5. Instructions for folding module A.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 6

6. Start with a square sheet of paper.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 7

7. Fold and unfold the two diagonals.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 8

8. Turn the model to the other side.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 9

9. Fold and unfold horizontaly and verticaly.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 10

10. Turn the model to the other side.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 11

11. Bring the top side to the center, but mark the fold only at the top right.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 12

12. Then mark the fold at the top left. Don't mark the fold in the middle.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 13

13. Unfold.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 14

14. Repeat for the 3 other sides.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 15

15. Fold again the horizontal and vertical folds.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 16

16. Invert the folds in the 4 corners. Your first module A is complete. Only 3 more needed!

Christmas Tree 3D - step 17

17. Instructions for folding module B.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 18

18. Start with a square sheet of paper.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 19

19. Fold and unfold the two diagonals.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 20

20. Turn the model to the other side.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 21

21. Fold and unfold horizontaly and verticaly.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 22

22. Turn the model by 45 degrees.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 23

23. Bring the top tip to the center, and just mark the top center slightly.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 24

24. Unfold.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 25

25. Repeat the marking on the 3 other sides.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 26

26. Bring the top tip to the mark you made near the bottom. Mark the fold in the top right.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 27

27. Mark the fold in the top left. Do not mark the middle of the fold.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 28

28. Unfold.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 29

29. Repeat for the 3 other sides.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 30

30. Fold again the two diagonals.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 31

31. Invert the folds in the middle of each side. Your module B is complete. 3 mores needed!

Christmas Tree 3D - step 32

32. Once you have folded your 8 modules, you just need to put them on top of each other, alternating modules A and B. Start with the biggest module B and put it on the bottom.

Christmas Tree 3D - step 33

33. And here is your 3D Christmas Tree!

Christmas Tree 3D - step 34

34. From the top, the tree looks like a beautiful star.

I hope you will like this 3D Christmas tree origami model. It is my first try to design modular origami. Please let me know if you fold it!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!

Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

Origami Christmas Tree 3D video instructions

To make a 3D Christmas Tree in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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