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How to Make Folded Paper (Kirigami) Christmas Trees

by Bruno Bornsztein

Kirigami paper Christmas trees are a quick and easy way to add a festive decor to your home.

A few weeks ago my mother-in-law, Lin, showed me how to make these really cool Kirigami (which, unlike Origami, includes cutting) paper trees. They're super easy, once you get the hang of them, and look really nice in bunches. Plus, you can get creative with the paper you use (Lin's incredible hand-marbled paper is a good place to start) for different effects. 

There are lots of tutorials on the web about how to make these, but they all...

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Free Paper Snowflake Templates

by Chris Gardner

Free Paper Snowflake Templates


Dig on some free and easy paper holiday decorations this winter season. Not enough snow flakes on the ground? Make some paper snowflakes of your own!   

Try making the Modern Paper Snowflake Garland above.
 

Or try this 3D Downloadable paper snowflake pattern #1 pictured above.
 

Downloadable paper snowflake pattern #2


created at: 12/17/2012

Loving this 3-D paper snowflake... it's so festive!


 
 
 
 
 


Snowflake cutout templates

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3-D Paper Snowflake.

by Chris Gardner

Okay, so this was cool enough to make it to Curbly last holiday season, twice, (see here and here), but it's too excellent and easy not to point out again for a whole new group of Curbliers whom might not have been around last December (including me!)

3-D Paper Snowflake.
 

Materials

  • 6 sheets of square paper 
  • tape
  • stapler
  • scissors

I'm off to make at least five.

Read the complete how-to from WikiHow.

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Make Kirigami Christmas Trees

by DIY Maven

If you’ve ever folded a sheet of paper and snipped it up to make a snowflake, you’ve done kirigami. Basically, kirigami (from the Japanese ‘kiri’ = to cut and ‘gami’ = paper) is a variation of origami, except the artist is allowed to make small cuts in the paper. Here are two ways to make kirigami Christmas trees. The first is a lovely 3D version. The second, and much easier project, would be a great way to fashion Christmas cards.

3D Kirigami...

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Make a Statement in 3-D with Kirigami!

by Chris Gardner

Kirigami is the Japanese art of cutting (and folding) paper (Kiru = to cut, kami = paper) to create three dimensional forms. The techniques can be used to make anything from abstract pop-ups to zoo scenes and architectural models. Of course, like all things, it takes practice to develop patterns, but with your friendly word processing software and  an Xacto knife, you can give it a try without needing to learn any fancy techniques.

Make a Statement in 3-D with Kirigami!

Materials:

 

  • Two...

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