Oh Christmas Tree!

WARNING!! Before I begin, let me warn you that this is gonna be a loooong post *wink*

In Malaysia, we do not have four seasons. It is sunny all year long + rainy season every now and then or more towards the year end. I wish to experience snow one day and know how it feels to have white Christmas :)

I do not have many Christmas photos taken behind a Christmas tree or with any Christmas deco for the past 2 years since we have our active fur-kids. LOL! Trust me, they brought down the whole tree a couple of times!! I was digging thru my digital photos and found Christmas photos of my Papa Chris and my nephew, Contanstine that I have not scrapped! Phew! So here's another result using the Snow Shoe November kit...


In this kit, it has Echo Park products and they are so easy to use on layouts. The papers and the stickers are just so stunning!! To a point I didn't wanna use them. LOL :)

I wanted to do something special to the tree and I decided to do an origami Christmas tree. I used the Prima papers for the tree. The folds are so simple that you can use them on cards, layouts or even on your altered Christmas projects.

These folds are so simple that I decided to create a card too using Echo Park Papers and the Prima Journaling tag as the background. Wanna know how to do this simple origami Christmas Tree? Let me show you how :)

Firstly, cut your papers into these squares according to the measurements.
You can always make it bigger or even smaller, depending on what you want to create.

Fold the opposite point to the other opposite point. Into a shape of a triangle.
Repeat with the other corners. You should have an "x" in your square.

Next fold the opposite in this manner, into a shape of rectangle.
Repeat with the other corners.

With your square, "pinch" the sides of one quarter of the
"x" to create a triangle.

This is how it will look like from the top view.

Side view.

Fold the flap of the triangle over so you will have two sides of the flap folded down.

Ta daa!! It should look like this.

Stack up all the folded squares in descending orders, beginning with the largest square.

Hope you enjoy this simple tutorial, be sure to reserve the Snow Shoe Nov kit today!!
You may want to email Kirsty, info@pixiedustpaperie.com for the info :)
You gonna so love this kit... oh, trust me :)

Xoxo Jessy


25 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am loving this origami christmas tree, and great tutorial you have here, thanks for sharing and of course, thanks for that beautiful christmas Lo for Pixie! : )

Evelin said...

loving it! Loving it! loving it!!! :)
I'm gonna try making it later! since still no mojo.... hahaahahahaha.... oh, have to attempt the challenge you gave me too.. .that wan also belum buat :P

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!! Jessy!! I am IN LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE with those trees! GORGEOUS!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE them!! And I had no idea your weather was like mine!! LOL! We have 2 seasons... over 110 degrees and 70 degrees...and only about MAYBE 50 days of rain a year! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Apparently here in Melbourne our X'mas is SUMMER X'mas...but weird thing is... every x'mas we'd have cold days... couple of years ago...its snowy over at higher parts of Victoria and Tasman...amazing isnt it...

personally most memorial and best time to be for X'mas is in NYC...I love it...

enough about it...your X'mas layout is simply beautiful... I love how you centralise the layout... and that origami xmas tree is just gorgeous... like the rest I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee tooooooooooo....

Thanks for the tutorial... good one Jessy!!...Yup i agree that echo paper is TDF!!!

Wishful Thinking said...

Love your tree Jessy - very very cool. Thanks for the tutorial! :-)
Your LO is gorgeous.
Sounds like your fur babies are nearly as bad as my kids when it comes to Christmas Trees hehee ... I hang real cheap decorations at the bottom of the tree because when Aaron & Maddison were little they chewed them! Now it's Samuel's turn this year I suppose! :-)

curlyqmosaics said...

Your origami tree is to die for! WOW! The layout is absolutely precious, and that card is so striking with all the colors! Thanks dearly for the great tutorial!

Josie said...

SUPER DUPER Creative... Thanks for sharing... great tutorial... and I fell in love with ur layout... *heart melts*

Craftylicious said...

I love how your layouts always have something different in them all the time..this Christmas tree is fab!! Gonna give it a try soon..! :)

annieambriel said...

AWESOME... that will be one Christmas your dear furries wont topple lol.

I love the LO and I love your tutorial.. AWESOME.. yeah I already say tt!

Wonderful work :D

Amelia Khalik said...

Ohhh my gawd, i so love the christmas tree!!! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful project and inspiring one too..:))

Viola Mahr said...

that is a fabulous tutorial Jessy! I love that beautiful tag too ... so intricate and lovely! Thank you for sharing!

hugs,
Viola

Helen Tilbury said...

Jessy have I told you before that you're a genius??? Honestly...this is amazing...I hope I get to try it out soon! TFS!!

Lori said...

Love, love how you created your trees! Just wonderful!

Janetcraft said...

wowwee! what a great idea of origami Christmas tree!! lovely idea...looks good too..Teacher Jessy..

eMeLiNe Seet said...

you are a genius !! LOVE the Christmas Tree - so 3D !! thanks for sharing all the tips Jessy :)

jan said...

Lovely, lovely tree!!

BabyBokChoy said...

How utterly clever, paper folding, another craft incorporated into your page, hey,there is a scrapbook etc call for "incorporating other crafts into your scrapbook pages" be sure to submit your layout to that call!!! And I see you using your new punches again, it looks so good!!! And Jessy, really?!! seriously? must you remind us that you don't have winter, it's always fabulous tropical weather, geez!!!! Please stop flaunting your fabulous weather and location!! LOL. It's 0 degree here this morning! so puh-lease! LOL

lauren said...

this is BRILLIANT. brill. iant!!!!!!!!! seriously--**WOW**!!! i have printed this out, photos + text + everything...b/c i HAVE TO try making one of these cool trees RIGHT NOW! :) you're a genius...you know that, right?! :)

iza said...

hi jessy,

love love ur lo love ur xmas tree...thnx for sharing...

lauren said...

i've just realized...reading my print out...that the background of that fabulous tag is one of the prima journalers, turned SIDEWAYS! HOLY MOLY you are just sooooooooo clever!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

cbuswell said...

Great tutorial, will definitely give it a try! beautiful creations! thanks for sharing!

Creative Busy Bee said...

Thank you for the tutorial.

sharon Ong said...

Brilliant brilliant Christmas tree!!!

eudokia said...

oh my god!!! i must try this!!!! i loooove the tree!!!!! thanx a lot!!!!!

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

oh what a great tutorial...thanks!