Traditional Origami Tree

Traditional Origami Tree

traditional origami tree
This traditional origami tree is a favorite! It is easy to fold and it looks great on a home-made holiday card. Both sides of the paper are visible in the finished model so it allows you to have a green tree with a white base. You can think of the base as a tree trunk or as the pot in which the tree is sitting in.






Instructions for Traditional Origami Tree

traditional origami tree

Step 1:

Start with origami paper which is different in color front/back. Position paper so it is “diamond” orientations with white-side facing up. Fold paper in half (right to left) and unfold.

traditional origami tree

Step 2:

Fold the left-edge and the right-edge towards the central crease line made above.

traditional origami tree

Step 3:

Turn the paper around.

traditional origami tree

Step 4:

Fold the bottom-left and bottom-right edges of the paper towards the central midline.

traditional origami tree

Step 5:

Turn paper around again.

traditional origami tree

Step 6:

Fold the model in half (bottom to top).

traditional origami tree

Step 7:

Note where the green-side of the paper switches to the white-side of the paper (straight arrow and blue dot). Fold the top-layer down in such a way so the blue dots align.

traditional origami tree

Step 8:

Fold the bottom-tip of the model up (join red dots).

traditional origami tree

Step 9:

Turn the model over and you’re done!

traditional origami tree

traditional origami tree

Note how the tree on the right has a base that is slightly different in size/shape. You can achieve this my varying the location and distances of the folds in step 7 & 8.

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