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DIY Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

I love quick and easy Do-It-Yourself projects. This Pinterest project for an origami folded Christmas tree takes less than 10 minutes. It is an easy project for kids, adds a festive touch to your Christmas dinner table and best of all, you can reuse wrapping paper (destined for the trash) from all those Christmas gifts.

If you make this Christmas tree, please send me a tweet @frugalnutfree and let me know how it turned out!

What You Will Need
Wrapping paper, origami paper or printer paper (preferably colorful and thinner paper stock)

Video Instructions
I made a video showing how to make a paper Christmas tree in case the step by step instructions below are unclear. This is my first video, so you will have to forgive any little issues. :)

Step By Step Instructions
1. Fold a square piece of paper diagonally. Unfold the paper.

2. Fold the paper diagonally so the creases form an X. Unfold the paper.

3. Fold the paper in half so it is a rectangle.

4. Fold the paper once again so it is a square.

5. Unfold the paper and flip it so the inside of the paper is facing up.

6. Fold the paper in half again. Fold A up to B while holding the bottom piece down and crease so it looks like the picture below. (Jump to 1:20 on the video)

7. Lift D and C fold in C so it looks like the picture below. (Jump to 1:25 on the video to see how it is done)

8. Turn the paper so the open side is closest to you.

 9. Fold the corners so it meets the line in the middle.

10. Repeat on the other side.

11. Unfold one side and tuck the corner in so it resembles a diamond shape. Repeat for the other three sides. (Jump to 2:35 on the video)

12. Trim the bottom of the diamond with scissors so it forms an (isosceles) triangle. Note: adults, please supervise younger children when using scissors.

13. Make 5 or 6 equal cuts on each side, cutting through all the layers. Make sure the cut is not too close to the center line.

14. Fold the sides in so it resembles a tree.

15. Fluff out so the sections are evenly spaced. Decorate your Christmas dinner table!

Source: Krokokat via Pinterest

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