Introduction: Origami Palm Tree Desk Ornament
Bored at home? Want to make something? Want it to look nice? Well this will help you: be entertained, get creative, and have something that looks good on a table. This is how to make a colorful palm tree out of paper. It is simple, fun, and pretty amazing. This took me over 3 hours to make this instructable, but the project only takes about one hour to complete. Please enjoy.
You will need:
<4 sheets of 6”x6” patterned paper
< mini hot glue gun and hot glue for it
< patience and sanity
Step 1: Paper Squares
Cut the four sheets of paper into 1“ x 1“ squares of paper each sheet should yield 36 squares.
Step 2: Folding
Fold each square like the picture above shows. With glue where the red circle indicates .
Step 3: Mass Production of Modules.
Fold and glue each square into a module, these are what the palm tree will be made out of.
Step 4: Construction
Glue six together as the picture shows.
Step 5: Construction
Glue five on top as picture shows.
Step 6: Construction
Repeat gluing layers of five on top until you use all of the first pattern and two layers of the second pattern .
Step 7: Construction
Glue 2 in between each one on the previous layer, then glue 10 on top in a slight spiral.
Step 8: Leaves
Glue 4 together like the picture. Repeat until you have 10 leaves.
Step 9: Assembly
Glue each leaf in to the top part of the trunk as the picture shows
Step 10: Clean Up
Grab a pair of tweezers and pluck out each small string of hot glue this will make the tree look a lot more finished
Step 11: Enjoy
Good job you did it.
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This looks fun! I love all the colorful papers :)