Friday, November 4, 2011

A Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial

Merry Christmas
Before I get into the tutorial I made this card for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge that started yesterday. The challenge is FANCY FOLDS, it ends next Wednesday November 9th so if you can join us we would love to see your card. Some crafters may not know what origami means so I’m going to tell you, The Japanese art of folding paper to form flowers, animals, ect.
Merry Christmas flat
Here is a view with my card laying down.
Merry Christmas tree
Here is a close up of the tree. So I do hope these help for reference if you need to look at something. I have broken it down for each step.
The paper sizes, for 1 tree you only need to cut one of each square, starting from the bottom 3.5” x 3.5”,  3” x 3”,  2.5” x 2.5”, 2” x 2”, 1.5” x 1.5”, 1” x 1”.
1 2 3
 4 At this point you have folded your paper in quarters.
 5 This is the one that is a little tricky and it was hard to take a picture it only one hand. You need to use two hands and push in on the middle, I hope you can see that I’m doing that
6 7
until you have a triangle, you want to make sure all the folds match and when you open the paper it will look like the one on the right.
8 9
 10 Putting you finger at the tip and fold the one side into the middle then turn and fold the other side into the the middle so the match.
 11 12

  This is the finish bottom layer.   
Here I want to show you the placement of the finish layers. You always add the layers under the layer above. So just add a little glue to the top of the bottom tree and insert the tree. Do not glue any other parts of the tree down as you want the tree to be full. You can now glue or tape your tree to your card.
You can make your tree with solid card stock and decorate it with all kinds of small things. Use different patterns or just use one pattern. It is your tree lets see what you can do with it.
Thanks for joining me. Let me know if you make one, I would love to see what you do with your tree. I hope this has helped you if you try one. Any questions let me know and I will help.
Hugs, Patricia


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i am so glad you did the tutorial because this is sooooooooo greek to me. your card is absolutely gorgeous! i saw it at the challenge this morning. wow girl... you are awesome!

i'm doing really good. hope your cold leaves fast and you have a wonderful weekend.

hugs ;)

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! What an amazing card!

Linda Palmer said...

This is beautiful Pat. I love it and love the paper you used. Great tutorial too! I will try it when I have some time. Thanks for posting the how too! I love this beautiful card.

Lorraine said...

Your card is beautiful, Patricia! I've never seen an origami Christmas tree before. Thanks for providing the tutorial! And yes, I hope the class is fun tomorrow!

Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely stunning. Love your card and a great tutorial. I definitely want to try this soon.

charlene said...

This is so cool what a great tutorial I may even give it a try ! Great job

Roxann said...

This is breathtaking, Patricia! I hope to try this technique!

Lisa M said...

This is absolutely the most stunning origami Christmas card! thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial as well. :)
lisa xx

Marie Gamber said...

What a beautiful festive card! Your tutorial is great! Still in Hawaii, marianne's class was great! Looking forward to the intermediate class tomorrow!


Marie Gamber said...

What a beautiful festive card! Your tutorial is great! Still in Hawaii, marianne's class was great! Looking forward to the intermediate class tomorrow!


Angela B. said...

Stunning!! I must try this!!!


I have never seen a card like this Pat! It is amazing... I can imagine the tutorial might have been a challenge, but that is from one who thinks that card would be an impossible endeavour for "me"! lol The colors are incredible, it folds JUST beautifully and the entire design is just out of this world. I am SO glad I came over to see this blessing! Have a great weekend. Samara

Vicki said...

Patricia how stunning your card is! Thank you for the tutorial, I just might try this! Wonderful job with the tut too. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some love...miss chatting with you!


Ruby said...

Hi Pat, I've tried 3 or 4 times to leave you a comment on this, but for some reason my naughty computer wouldn't let me! What a fab card and tutorial, really creative, love it!

Robin said...

his is so gorgeous! Thanks so much!