Tea Bag Folding Christmas Tree Pattern
Easy Origami Fold for Paper Christmas Trees
The holiday trees I have created with the tea bag folding technique starts with the origami water bomb. You can have Christmas trees made to display as hangers or on greeting cards following the steps below.
Materials and Supplies List
- light-weight holiday motif paper for folding
- decorative string for hangers
- craft needle for threading hanger
Step-By-Step Instruction Summary
- Choose and cut paper.
- Fold square tiles into origami water bombs.
- Squish and form kites on both sides.
- Trim folded tile.
- Glue and assemble pieces.
- Apply a tree stand.
This is a popular pattern of my own design. The first trees were added to ACEO and collector cards. After making about 10 collector cards, I decided to try a bigger version for note cards.
All over patterned paper makes a lovely tree. In the following instructions, the paper tiles are cut from 8 x 11 inch printer stationery.
In-Depth Step-By-Step Tea Bag Fold Christmas Tree
Start with 12 square tiles 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches. The finished tree measures 3.5 inches high.
Step 2: Make the Origami Water BombClick thumbnail to view full-size
Take the right flap of the water bomb to the middle and squish. It should look like the tile above.
Turn it over and squish the right flap again. You will have a kite shape on each side.
Fold all twelve squares in the same matter.
Please note that you should omit step four and use the fold for two sided tree ornaments. See pictures for hanging trees further down the page.
Assemble the note card tree by lining up three tiles and gluing them together.
In all, make 2 three tile rows and 2 two tile rows. Leave two singles.
Put small dab of glue in the top tips of each unit and slide into the next row just enough to hold them together. Your tree should look like the one below.
Completed Card Embellishment
Christmas Tree Stand
Two Finished Cards
Make a Christmas Tree Ornament With the Same PatternClick thumbnail to view full-size
Other Tea Bag Folding Instruction Projects
- How To Make Paper Folding Wreaths
Make paper wreath card embellishments using origami folds
I hope these tea bag folding instructions were useful. Use the question session below if you need clarification on any part of the process.
© 2009 Sherry Venegas