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Origami Christmas Tree (Made From 1 A4 Sheet And Template)

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The Christmas season has already started, and I decided that it was about time I got into the Christmas spirit, so what better way than to make a Christmas tree but I didn't want a massive one as I have no place to put it. So it had to be small so it would be desk sized and then I decided to combine my favorite hobby origami. So to recap it would be a desk sized, origami Christmas tree, but i didn't want to use 5 different pieces of paper as it would be to wasteful and simply too difficult.

So I took 10 minutes and came up with a simple template dividing an A4 sheet of paper into 5 squares and 1 rectangle for the branches and trunk and coloured them into the corresponding colours, so that anyone with a printer can print out the template in colour or colour it in and fold it into Christmas tree for their desk or apartment. Perfect for any room.
The great thing about the A4 page is that it can be scaled up to A1 meaning you could in theory make a massive Christmas tree based on the template.

Step 2: The branches

Picture of The branches
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Firstly take the largest square and fold it diagonally in half and diagonally in half the other way.
Now unfold it all and fold vertically and horizontally in half and unfold.
Then take the corners and fold them into the center where all the creases meet and repeat for the remaining corners.
Then take the two vertical edges and push them inwards towards eachother to create a waterbomb base, it's explained well - here
After that pull down one of the white flaps and fold the corner of it over to the right point of the waterbomb base and to the other point.
And repeat on the remaining flaps.
Afterwards fold the edge of the downwards to the bottom (the pictures should help with this step).