I came across this last week and wanted to share because there is still time to make your Christmas cards. Last week I showed you a folded Christmas Tree. These are folded too but in the Origami way. Some of the stuff they make using the technique of Origami are absolutely amazing. This one is super easy and that is what I am all about. Isn't this fabulous.
Now for those of us who are having some difficulty with our hands and finger working with us, the dimensions she has listed form a 3" tall tree. The smaller squares can be a bit difficult to fold. Below I have sizes that will give you larger trees (4-1/4" hi) and is a littler easier to fold.
Here is the link to the blog for Penguin Stamper. http://penguinstamper.blogspot.it/2011/12/origami-christmas-tree.html
Scroll down and there is a video to follow. The quality of the video isn't that great but you will get the general idea of how to fold your first one and you can fold the rest from there. Fast forward the video to the end and she shows you how to put the tree together.
From start to finish, your first tree will take you about 10 minutes, then as you make more of them, you can whip these out in a matter of minutes.
Be sure to use your bone tool or tweezers to get the creases down nice and flat (tweezers is what I used, the flat metal end is great for getting nice sharp, crisp, flat creases).
Here are the ones that I made. The first 3 photos are of the one that is made based on her sizes and you get a 3" hi tree.
Now you can see the 3" one on the right side and the larger one I did which gives you a 4-1/4" hi tree.
I just love the way the tree is 3 dimensional and it will fold pretty flat for slipping into an envelope.
Okay so let's go another step. I glued down the bottoms of each of the sections.
See how the bottoms are flat and the top sections are still 3-D.
So now I had to go one more step and glue down all the flaps.
Whether you leave them all popped up or glue sections of them down, they will look fabulous on your cards, layouts and mini albums.
For the 4-1/4" hi. tree I started with a 4" x 4" square then cut 3-1/2" x
3-1/2", 3" x 3" and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". Your trees can be larger or smaller depending on what size square you start with. Whatever size you start with, just reduce your additional 3 squares by 1/2".
Do hope you try these quick and easy Christmas Trees and thank you Penguin Stamper's for sharing.
Happy Scrapping !!!!