Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold Christmas trees and stars to make an eye-catching garland.

Deck the walls to ring in the holiday season. This handmade garland is equal parts easy and eye-catching and is perfect for dressing up your home, office or cubicle.

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Materials:

  • assorted green origami paper
  • (1) sheet of 8.5”x11” yellow paper, cut into 1/2” x 11” strips
  • adhesive dots
  • tape
  • string

Fold the Origami Tree

Take a single sheet of origami paper and fold it in half.

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Fold the top right corner and top left corner into the center until they meet, creating a triangle. Firmly crease the folds.

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland
Emily Fazio
How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Photo By: Emily Fazio

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Lift the flaps, and fold them upwards at an angle. Firmly crease, so the tip of the fold aligns with the corner of the paper. Repeat all these steps two more times to create three pieces total for a tiered tree.

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland
Emily Fazio
How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Photo By: Emily Fazio

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Place double-stick tape or an adhesive dot on the top of one of the triangles (Image 1), and attach to the bottom of another triangular piece (Image 2). Repeat to add the last triangular piece to the middle piece (Image 3). 

Make Miniature Origami Stars

Take a strip of 1/2”x11” paper, and fold it at one end to create a knot (Image 1). Crease all edges, but not as firmly creased as if you were using origami paper. Fold any extra length into the pocket of the knot (Image 2). The knot on the end should be a perfect pentagon (Image 3).

Wrap the long tail of the paper around the pentagon, keeping folds lightly creased as you wrap (Image 1). When you reach the end, tuck it in (Images 2 and 3).

Add dimension to the star by holding the five flat sides between your fingers, and simultaneously pressing them inward (Image 1). The five corners should remain intact while the sides will bend inward, making them more dimensional. Repeat, until you have enough stars to top your folded trees (Image 2).

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland
Emily Fazio
How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Photo By: Emily Fazio

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Finish the Assembly

Place an adhesive dot on the edge of a star, and attach to the tip of a folded tree. Tape a string or cord to the back of each tree, and hang.

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

How to Make an Easy Origami Christmas Tree Garland

Fold paper Christmas trees and top with origami stars for Christmas-themed decor.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

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