Makedo Mini Cardboard Christmas Tree




Introduction: Makedo Mini Cardboard Christmas Tree

About: Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collab...

If there’s ever a designer Christmas creation you must build, this one is it. We’ve re-released the instructions to our infamous Makedo Cardboard Christmas Tree - but this time around, we’re also making a mini table-top version!

Put away your chainsaw and replace it with a Makedo Safe-saw. Save a tree and find some old cardboard to turn into a Cardboard Christmas Tree. 

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Step 1: Find and Cut

To make a mini Makedo Christmas Tree, let’s begin with 4x large pre-cut cardboard triangles, 8x small triangles and 28x Makedo Re-clips from

Templates for the triangle shapes can be downloaded from the large Makedo Cardboard Christmas Tree Instructable, simply scale the size to suit your table-top design.

Step 2: Fold

Start by folding along the scored lines on each of your triangle pieces. For a tree with a natural cardboard look  - fold the printed side inwards. Or for a patterned tree - fold the natural cardboard side inwards.

Step 3: Connect

There are three pyramids to this tree. To build a pyramid grab four of the same sized triangles. Overlap the edge flap of one small triangle with another to build a four-sided pyramid.

Connect the overlapping sides together using Makedo Re-clips.

Step 4: Connect Underneath and Repeat

To complete the pyramid, fold the bottom flaps inwards to create a base. Connect the flaps together using Makedo Re-clips at each corner where the flaps overlap. You have now assembled your first pyramid!

Next create your other two pyramids following the same process. In the end, you should have one large pyramid and two smaller ones.

Step 5: Assemble to Complete

Stack your pyramids on top of one another. Start with a small pyramid as the base, the large pyramid in the middle and top it off with the remaining small pyramid. Your mini Christmas Tree is complete. Now it is time to decorate!

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    4 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Could you possibly offer a scaled down PDF? Or maybe just a note with the measurements you used for each piece? Would be so much easier to have the actual numbers. Thanks.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Here are the dimensions for the small tree. Happy making.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    le petit modèle est très bien aussi !... merci de partager vos idées !...


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    You are most welcome! Thanks for checking us out.