Instructables
Picture of Flat Wall Tree
_MG_0789-2.jpg
_MG_0813.jpg
This simple, paper, "Charlie Brown" christmas tree was made with square, black, paper envelopes and old calendars.


 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
 Materials:
- black square paper
- coloured paper
- tape
- ruler
- scissors
- pen

*For my tree I used square black envelopes (5" x 5") that I had laying around and old art calendars (7" x 7") for the hearts.

Paper Alternatves (cut into squares):
- origami paper
- card stock
- newspaper
- old magazines

Step 2: Origami Heart - Paper Size

Picture of Origami Heart - Paper Size
_MG_0793.jpg
_MG_0794.jpg
-Take the square paper you are going to use for the origami hearts and fold in half.  

-Cut along the fold so you have a rectangle.

Step 3: Origami Heart - Folding 1

Picture of Origami Heart - Folding 1
_MG_0796.jpg
 - Fold "wrong side" to "wrong side" in half along the width of the paper.

- On the "wrong side" mark the center of the paper using your ruler and pen.



Step 4: Origami Heart - Folding 2

Picture of Origami Heart - Folding 2
_MG_0798.jpg
_MG_0799.jpg
_MG_0801.jpg
 - Still with the "wrong side" facing up, fold the bottom edge up to the center point.

- Fold the left half so the bottom horizontal edge meets the vertical center crease.

- Do the same for the right side.  This is the "right side."

- Turn over.

Step 5: Origami Heart - Folding 3

Picture of Origami Heart - Folding 3
_MG_0803.jpg
 - Fold the right, vertical edge to the vertical flap (as indicated in the picture).

- Repeat on the left side.

Step 6: Origami Heart - Folding 4

Picture of Origami Heart - Folding 4
_MG_0805.jpg
_MG_0806.jpg
_MG_0807.jpg
_MG_0809.jpg
 - Fold the right, vertical edge to the horizontal paper edge.  Repeat with the remaining three vertical edges.

- Fold the the two points down to meet the horizontal paper edge.

-Turn over.  This is the "right side" of the heart.
twighahn4 years ago
one could alson make origami balls of silver or gold wrapping paper
twighahn4 years ago
one could use printouts of family for the origami hearts
SGAC5 years ago
What a great idea! If you replace those black squares that represent the area of the trunk with some more ornaments, it'll make a perfect Christmas Countdown calendar!
Way to save space and reuse materials. We're making a wall tree for our store as well. Good job!
Laara (author)  Very Interesting5 years ago
That's awesome!  I'd love to see a pic of it!