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Modular Origami, Kusudama & Stars by Maria Sinayskaya

Origami Christmas Tree

Origami Christmas Tree
This Christmas Tree is the latest origami model by Francesco Guarnieri which he generously shared just a few days ago!

It’s folded from 6 octagons of different sizes that you cut out of squares after some pre-creasing. Follow the link below for the Crease Pattern.

No cutting or gluing required to make the units but you may want to add a dab of glue between them for more stability (though I didn’t). Great design to make and decorate your home or office for the Holiday Season!

Name: Bialbero di Natale – Double Christmas Tree
Designer: Francesco Guarnieri
Units: 6
Paper ratio: octagons (cut from square sheets)
Assembled with: no glue
Paper size: 21, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11 cm squares
Model size: ~ 13 cm
Paper: Sugar paper
Diagram: Origami Christmas tree (Diagram)

Here is a quick guide on how to collapse units after pre-creasing.

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  1. Congratulations! Very elegant and refined presentation!
    Thanks so much for contributing to the diffusion of my model. :-)

    Best Regards,

    Francesco Guarnieri

    • Thank you Francesco, I’m glad you like it!)

    • I would like to try this with a sixth grade integrated arts class–some of whom are very gifted artistically–but the directions need to be foolproof–and they need to be able to follow the steps without me repeating them over and over again–and having to end up doing the work for the ones who cant . I would dearly love if you could send me 5 versions of your crease pattern in the EXACT sizes and with the exact cut lines marked. I know this is is a lot to ask but it would make my life far less difficult.

    • Procuro o diagrama da estrela sem fim. Por favor como conseguir. Obrigado. abraço. Renato Russian =

  2. Beautiful in blue! Thanks so much for the photo hints; and also to Francesco for the design & diagram :)

    • I feel like this tree will look great in any color really!

  3. Gorgeous! Sugar paper? Blue and white Christmas theme, blue angels, silver or gold stars, very eclectic…

  4. ¡Muchas Gracias por compartir!

  5. Thanks for your tips to this model…
    I’ll fold it today and put it on my flickr collection

  6. Gracias por este paso a paso, me encanto este arbolito, pronto lo hare.

  7. I did 1 extra 9 cm on the top… Looks better ))

  8. Thank you so much for the photo diagrams…I would not have been able to figure out the folding without them. And thanks to Francesco for such a great model!

  9. Hey, I am having some problems collapsing the crease pattern, owing to the fact that the example, while beautiful, is also colored on both sides, does anyone have a collapse example in single sided paper? Help? I have all the pieces cut and creased, but this is killing me!

    • Hi Randrews –
      The first 6 pics of my “collapsing tutorial” show the colored side of the paper in case of one-sided paper. Before collapsing place your precreased piece colored side up and check with the first step if all creases that supposed to be mountains are mountains, and all valleys are valleys.
      Also note that the biggest picture in Francesco’s Crease Pattern shows the white side of the paper, and steps 2-5 of the CP show the colored side.

  10. Adore the model, well done, will make some trees as christmas table decoration, thank you for sharing :)

  11. can you make a video ??

    thanks :)

  12. ciao francesco! l’albero è stupendo…tanto che dopo averlo scoperto una settimana prima di Natale ho tentato di replicarlo con i miei alunni a scuola ma non ci siamo proprio riusciti!!!
    magari vedere un video sarebbe molto più esplicativo per chi come me è alle prime armi….
    comunque complimenti!

    • Ciao Cristina, Ho tealizzato da poco le istruzioni(i diagrammi. Se mi comunichi il tuo inditizzo e-mail, posso inviartele in formato PDF, Potrai utilizzarle tu e la tua classe, con la promessa che non le pubblicherai sul web.
      Con le istruzini vedrai che riuscirai a realizza l’albero, anche se sei alle prime arrmi.
      il mio indirizzo:

      Giao e bun lavoro

      Francesco Guarnieri

  13. It is beautiful. where can i learn how to fold the unit. i say this model being taught by Sara Adams but it looks different

    • I believe Sara taught another model (but by the same designer).
      There is no detailed step-by-step tutorial for this one, as far as I know, but you can fold it from this crease pattern – cut an octagon and pre-crease all mountains and valleys according to the pattern and then collapse units as shown in the post.

      • Thanks so much for your help. I enjoyed folding this model and planning to fold the other versions. I did not use glue, but instead, each time i was folding a smaller unit, i was using paper clips to hold the previous folded ones together. i folded the units from flowery pattern cami. I rally love the model

  14. Thanks so much for the reply and for the useful suggestions. I will try to fold it and will send a picture of the results.

  15. Hi! I’d really like to make these for our office Christmas party, but I’m finding the ‘quick guide’ impossible to follow, as I have no idea which bits are being folded where. Do you know if anyone has come up with a step-by-step guide or a video tutorial?

    • Hi Alex! I think I saw Francesco mentioning somewhere that there was a tutorial, which he neither liked, nor gave permission to make. But you can try to find it though!

      The “quick guide” is only showing how to collapse units after pre-creasing. You have to work out the crease pattern first.

  16. Diagrams, Bialbero di Natale – Double Christmas Tree;

    Francesco Guarnieri

    • Wonderful! I’ve updated the post with this new link. Thank you, Francesco!

  17. Thank you for the link to my blog, Maria! :)

  18. Artista… lindas ss/ciações…

  19. Fantastic tree, will be making lots of these. Thanks for sharing it.

  20. ermosos me encantan♥♥..

  21. Very nice! ^.^

  22. oh! mi God! This is a very dificult. kkkkkkkkkkkk o coisinha difícil. para chegar ao primeiro passo, preciso do esquema. tem aí?

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