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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FOLDED CHRISTMAS TREES!!!!!

 Ok, so I know that this may be an "older" technique, but it is NEW to me and I LOVE IT!!!  When I saw this, I was amazed, how simple and beautiful a simple fold can be.  But, when I tried to find out how to do it, I couldn't!  I saw lots of finished products, but no directions!  So, I figured it out on my own, and now I am going to share with YOU!!!
First, make a pattern.  You need to cut a circle 5" in diameter, and cut it in half.  Use this as a template to cut your double sided paper.
Place your paper in a scoring device of choice, and score straight down, from the left side, at the 1 1/4" mark.
Turn your half circle over and fold on the score line.

Now, fold it back, meeting the cut edge with the folded edge.

Turn it over...
Take the cut edge and fold it down to meet the folded edge.
Turned back, edges inked, folds adhered down.  TAAAAAA DAAAAA!  It is about 3 3/4" tall after folding.  You will notice that depending on the direction of the folds, with double sided papers you get a different look.

Here is the trick to this...  You can use any size circle you want, just cut it in half to get the needed half circle for your tree.  Measure the diameter, then divide by 4.  This is the point where you want to make the first score!  Fold as above, and you can use any size circle you want!  This just makes me so happy!

I am doing this on my Christmas cards this year.    I am glad I FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT!  I hope you have fun making these.

Stay Jolly My Friends!

12 comments:

Momma's House said...

Thanks for the tutorial, these are really cute.. Gave it a try and now i know how to make them,lol.

Shawn Mosch said...

Thank you for the step by step instructions with pictures! I have seen these and wanted to do some, but my folds never looked right.

K-Sue said...

These are so cute! I loved making them. Thanks for sharing the how-to.

Susan said...

This is a great tutorial. The directions and pictures are so easy to follow. This is the first time I have visited your blog and I love your clever name.

Paula said...

I just saw this on Pinterest, I have been looking for directions like yours, the others are too complicated. thank you, thank you, and thank you!

Marie Elaine G said...

love this tree thanks for sharing!!

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Carla said...

cute idea! I never knew how to make these!

Sharon said...

What an excellent, well written tutorial! I've seen these trees and have yet to attempt them... but your tutorial is so clear and concise, I'm going to have to make some today!! Thanks so much!
Hugs,
Sharon Field

pat/susie/resortmom said...

As a quilter, I have this pattern for napkins! You sew 2 different fabrics right sides together...leave an opening...turn right side out and iron the folds into the fabric! The same folds work upside down with spring colors to look like a nosegay bouquet! Having fun!

wintonrosepapercreations said...

How cute. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

kao said...

Thank you so much. Now I can make any size tree. You're a genius!