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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 mymakedo.com for some parts.

NOTE: We have recently changed to new Scru parts so just replace each pair of Repin & Reclip in the instructions for a single Scru.

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Step 1: Makedo Christmas tree template!

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

Step 2: Cut

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Referencing from the downloaded template, measure and cut out the cardboard triangles. You should have a total of 16 triangle panels. Use the Makedo safe-saw to punch holes in each triangle panel as shown in the template.

Step 3: Score

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

Step 4: Fold

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

Step 5: Build

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Each module consists of 4 identical triangle panels. Begin by overlaying the creased fold over the edge of the second panel. Align the holes. 

Step 6: Connect

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Connect using Makedo repins and reclips. Continue this process to connect the remaining two triangles to form a tetrahedron.

NOTE: We have recently changed to new Scru parts so just replace each pair of Repin & Reclip in the instructions for a single Scru.

Step 7: Build

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Fold in the flaps below so they overlap one another. Connect the four corners together to complete the triangular module. Altogether there should be 4 modules. 1 x small, 2 x medium and 1 x large.

Step 8: Build

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Position the triangle modules on top of one another starting with one of the medium sized ones on the bottom. Follow with the largest, the medium and the smallest on top. 

Step 9: Complete

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Your Makedo Christmas tree is complete! Decorate with reclaimed material ornaments as you wish. Makedo ornament instructions are also available on our website. Share and upload your creation to mymakedo.com

Step 10: Makedo Christmas tree in the making

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

mcorbin2 years ago
Nice! I like it plain and clean like this, but there are endless ways to decorate it.
makedo-able (author)  mcorbin2 years ago
Thanks! We do too, though we made some decorative baubles too (for any tree) using coloured bottle caps, coffee cups and cup cake liners, will have to share that also soon.