DIY Origami Christmas Tree Ornament Card

by Crafty Lumberjacks

Create a plaid holiday card with a 3-D miniature Christmas tree that can be easily pulled off and used as a handmade ornament. In this class you’ll learn a simple folding technique to make the tree and tips & tricks on how to make your holiday cards stand out above the rest! 


Cut and fold the card:

Use the paper cutter to cut a piece of plaid cardstock to 9” x 6”. Fold the cardstock in half using the boning tool to get a nice clean edge.

Cut out a 5.5” x 4” rectangle of plaid cardstock to overlay on top of the card.

Cut out four squares for the tree:

Use the paper cutter to cut out four different sized squares for the tree. Start by trimming your patterned paper into squares.

  • 1.5”
  • 2.5”
  • 3”
  • 3.5”

Fold each square:

Fold the square corner to corner and unfold.

Repeat again to create a folded X.

Fold the paper in half.

Pinch and push the 2 sides then crease it so you have a triangle.

Take 2 points and fold them down so it looks like a little arrow.

Repeat with each piece until each square is folded.

Glue the pieces of the tree together:

Start at the top and nest each piece inside of each other with a dab of hot glue. Optional: Use Glue Dots. Trim a coffee stirrer down to the size of the tree leaving about an inch for the trunk and hot glue it to the back. Loop a piece of bakers twine and glue it to the back of the tree. Glue a jingle bell to the top for the star!

Tape the tree to the card:

Add a piece of removable double sided tape to the back of the tree and center it on the card. This way it is easy to peel off and use as an ornament. Tip: If your tape isn’t removable, press it on to your shirt or hand a couple of times to help remove a bit of the tackiness. Write a handwritten message on the inside and send to someone you love!

Check out the full tutorial here!

Happy holidays!

1 comment

Tammara Jones November 9, 2023 - 8:58 pm

80 year old Norway Spruce- Rockefeller tree


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