I saw a darling folded Christmas tree on Pinterest a few days ago, and on a whim decided to try it out with some scrapbook paper. It proved to be not only easy and quick, but the learning curve was abnormally NOT steep for an origami project. I typically have to look at the pictures on the second, third and fourth time of making something before I have it memorized. This took one time. Uno. And my 11-year-old son came along and made one pretty easily after me (his is the one with the deer).
After admiring my cute trees for a couple of hours, I had the idea of adding glitter--like snow-- to the edges. I LOVED the results. So easy and inexpensive, yet they look like something from Anthropologie, am I right?
Want to make your own?
Here's what you'll need:
- 12x12" Scrapbook Paper (remove the barcode edge)
- Heavy Duty Scissors
- Glitter Paint in a writing tube (as shown)
- My video tutorial (below) or this picture tutorial from Simple Joys.
1. Follow the instructions above to make the trees. If your paper is double sided, have the side you want showing out as you proceed in the folding process.
2. Once the trees are made, outline the folded edges with glitter paint. Let it dry, and you're done!