I just love this Xmas Tree and have been using it a lot on my layouts lately... here are some examples:
It is so easy to make:
1. Using your 5 squares of paper. Create your Tree as follows:
Cut 5 squares measuring 13cm, 12cm, 11cm, 10cm, and 9cm (or smaller.. depends on what size tree you are making)
- Take your biggest square and fold from corner to corner with the patterned facing upwards.
- Open it up and fold from corner to corner in the opposite direction with the pattern facing upwards.
- Open your paper up, it will now have a cross in the middle.
- Turn the paper over so that it is facing downwards and fold the paper once from side to side so that the paper in facing inwards.
- When you open this up if you push up the center from the back side it should pop into this position below leaving you with two of the folds facing down.
- Now with your left had put your finger nail right to the top point (this stops the paper from tearing) and with your right hand grab hold of the right bottom point of the top triangle. Pull that point downwards so that the edge of this section of the triangle is butted up to the centre fold you have made.
- Now do the same to the left side of the top triangle.
- Repeat this process for the 4 remaining squares.
- Lay your 5 triangles out in a row. largest at the bottom and smallest at the top, this is the way your tree will go together (from large to small).
- Turn your tree over and put a strip of double sided tape down the back of it. This will stop the triangles moving about.