Makedo Cardboard Christmas Tree: 2017 UPDATE





Introduction: Makedo Cardboard Christmas Tree: 2017 UPDATE

Create your own Makedo Cardboard Christmas tree these holidays. All you have to do is download the template file available here on instructables and go to for some Makedo cardboard construction tools.

Step 1: Makedo Christmas Tree Template!

Download this template file (pdf below) to start making your Makedo Christmas tree. :)

Step 2: Cut

Referencing from the downloaded template, measure and cut out the cardboard triangles. You should have a total of 16 triangle panels.

Step 3: Score

Where the perforated line is illustrated in the template, lightly score the cardboard with the tip end of the safe-saw.

Step 4: Punch

Use the Makedo safe-saw to punch holes in each triangle panel as shown in the template.

Step 5: Fold

Fold along the creased line. Repeat steps 1-3 for the remaining triangular panels.

Step 6: Build

Each module uses four identical triangle panels. Place the flap of one triangle over the edge of the second and align the holes. Screw in place using Makedo cardboard construction tools.

Step 7: Connect

Fold in the flaps underneath and screw the corners together to complete the triangular module. You should have 4 modules. 1x A, 2x B & 1x C.

Step 8: Stack

Position the triangles on top of one another in the following order (from bottom to top): B - C - B - A.

Step 9: Decorate

Draw on the cardboard, attach DIY Christmas ornaments that you've made yourself or find other interesting ways to personalise your Cardboard Christmas Tree.

Step 10: Complete

Your Makedo Christmas tree is complete! Find a cozy corner or a warm spot by the fire (not too close!) where your tree can bring festive cheer to your home.

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Step 11: Makedo Christmas Tree in the Making

Stop motion video of the Makedo Christmas tree at Makedo HQ!

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what are the measurements for the side flaps on all triangles

how did you get the light

Hello Zaliya.

Do you mean a light inside the tree like "Boniwood" shows in the image posted here in the comments? It looks like this was achieved by punching many holes in the cardboard surfaces, and then placing a desk lamp inside.

Just take care not to put any heat sources (hopefully it's an LED lamp!) too close to the cardboard, and it should work nicely.

Hi Angelina.

The Makedo Cardboard Christmas Tree can be scaled to suit the materials you have available. In the template that we have provided here (see the image at the beginning of Step 1) the measurements are a suggestion, not a rule - you can choose your own proportions and the design will still work. You just need the panels to be identical in size for each triangle.

The side flap does not need to be a specific size, the only requirement is that you have enough material to punch and then scru through when folded under the adjoining panel. About 2 inches/5cm should work nicely.

Bonjour, est ce que quelqu'un aurai svp me passer le tuto pour réaliser le sapin?
Merci d'avance.

made on my silhouette loved it thanks!

How? I have silhouette did it cut cardboard? And that big? Thx

What is the width at the widest part? i have limited space and wanted to do something like this instead of a traditional tree.

I cut where I was suppose to fold along the sides. So I used duck tape on the inside and packing tape on the outside.


Made it, and added holes and a desk lamp in it ! It really looks awesome, thanks for the pattern !

From Strasbourg, France