By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor
These folded paper trees are easier than they look thanks to a downloadable template. Make one or a whole forrest and add a punchy, modern touch to your holiday home.
Continue reading for the full tutorial … To make this craft you will need colored paper, a pen, scissors, ruler, bone folder and glue stick. If you don’t have a bone folder, you can use an old credit card or an empty ballpoint pen.
Step 1: Download the template and print it out onto a an extra piece of paper (sturdy paper works best for tracing). Cut out template and trace onto colored paper. Make small marks where the fold lines intersect the sides, these will guide you later. Step 2: Cut out traced shape. For the large tree, you will need to trace and cut three of these. Step 3: Using a bone folder and ruler score the fold lines (these are marked by dashed lines on the template), then fold accordion style as shown below. Repeat with all three tree pieces. Step 4: Glue the inner folds together as shown below. Repeat for all three tree pieces. Step 5: Glue end flaps together to join all three tree pieces. Step 6: Enjoy your finished tree.
To make the Star Topper: Print out template and cut out. Trace onto colored paper and cut out. Score and fold along dashed lines, and gently shape into three dimensional star as shown above. Attach to tree with glue. To make the Small Tree: Use the Small Tree template and follow the same directions shown above. You will only need two tree pieces.30 COMMENTS