Toilet Paper Tree

Toilet Paper Tree

toilet paper origami
Learn to make this cute toilet paper tree. It is a perfect detail that can transform your bathroom from “regular” to “fantastic”.

If you have a cabin in the woods, this origami fold would be perfect. It’s also a great fold to have in your bathroom during the Christmas holidays. Your friends and family will be delighted to find such a “gift” in your bathroom.







Instructions for Toilet Paper Tree

toilet paper tree

Step 1:

Mountain fold (fold behind) the toilet paper along the diagonal.

An easy way to do this is to lift the TP up and above the roll so you can see the bottom side of the paper, then you can make a valley fold along the diagonal.

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Unfold.

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Step 2:

Repeat on the other side: mountain fold (or, lift the TP and make a valley fold).

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Unfold. You should get an “X” shaped crease mark.

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Step 3:

Valley fold so the fold is at the center of the “X” crease made above.

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Step 4:

Pinch along the left & right edges of the TP. This will cause the toilet paper to buckle along the creases made in step 1 & 2.

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In progress.

You may need to coerce the toilet paper a bit to encourage it to collapse along the pre-made creases. Have patience and you will be rewarded with a double-layer triangle section (this is called a waterbomb base).

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Step 5:

Fold up the waterbomb base so it lies flat along the roll of toilet paper.

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Step 6:

Perform a squash fold (this is a legitimate origami fold and does not mean to crumple up the toilet paper).

To do this, lift up the right-flap of the waterbomb base.

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Center the flap and then press down to “squash” the paper into an upside-down-kite shape.

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Step 7:

Mountain fold (fold back) the bottom half of the kite shape. Tuck it under so the kite is converted to an isosceles triangle. This triangle will be the tree.

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Step 8:

Swivel one layer from left to right.

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Step 9:

Repeat step 6 on the left flap: lift flap, center, then squash.

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Step 10:

Repeat step 7: mountain fold and tuck behind/under to reform the tree shape.

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Step 11:

Swivel one layer of TP from right to left.

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Step 12:

Fold forward the waterbomb base so the layers are hidden underneath.

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Step 13:

Valley fold the edges of the model towards the center of the TP.

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Step 14:

Valley fold the model as shown. This will reform the isosceles triangle so you get the tree shape.

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Step 15:

Position the isosceles triangle so it is perpendicular to the toilet paper roll. Roll the TP back until the triangle is balanced on top of the roll.

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Step 16:

Flare open the layers and position the tree nicely on top.

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Congratulations!
You’ve made an origami toilet paper tree!