How to make a 3D Christmas Tree

3D Christmas Tree

This 3D Christmas tree is a simple paper craft to make with your kids and build holiday memories.

If each of your children wants to have their own Christmas tree, this easy craft can make that possible.

The best part is that it requires very few supplies and craftiness skills, which makes it the perfect project for kids of all ages.

It is so easy that you can make it as a classroom craft, or do it at home as a family activity and use the final products as homemade decorations. Your kids will be so proud!

Use the free printable template available at the end of this post to make this origami craft even easier.

Time to fold! Keep reading to learn how to make your own three-dimensional Christmas tree.

3D Christmas Tree Craft

3D Paper Christmas Tree

To complete this DIY Christmas craft, watch the video below or take a look at the step-by-step picture instructions right under it.


To make your mini Christmas Tree you will only need a couple of materials:

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Regular paper &
  • 3D Christmas Tree Craft Template, or
  • Colored paper


  1. Print the free Christmas tree template on regular paper and cut the squares. You can also make your own paper squares.

For the crown, we used 4 green squares of the following sizes:

  • 2.4 x 2.4 cm – 1 x 1 in
  • 5 x 5 cm –  2 x 2 in
  • 7.6 x 7.6 cm – 3 x 3 in
  • 10.2 x 10.2 cm – 4 x 4 in

For the trunk, we used 1 brown square sized 12.8 x 12.8 cm – 5 x 5 in.

Don’t hesitate to use different sizes if you want to make bigger trees, just keep in mind to always make squares or the folding technique won’t work.

You can also use papers of different colors to make unique trees.

Cut squares
  1. Take one green square and fold it diagonally to make a bending line.
Fold diagonally
  1. Open the square and fold it diagonally in the opposite direction.
Fold diagonally
  1. Unfold the square and fold vertically.
Fold vertically
  1. Unfold once more and fold horizontally to make a rectangle.
Fold into a rectangle
  1. Push in the left and right sides to make a triangle.
Fold inwards to make a triangle
  1. Take the left corner and bring it to the middle, as shown below.
Fold the left corner
  1. Repeat on the other side.
Fold the right corner
  1. Fold the other 3 squares following the steps above.
Christmas Tree Crown
  1. To make the trunk, take the brown square and fold it as shown on steps 2 to 6.
Fold trunk into a triangle
  1. Fold the right and left corners to the middle on both sides of the triangle.
Fold corners to the middle
  1. Unfold the corners and fold them inwards, as shown below.
Reverse fold the corners
  1. Now that you have all the pieces, stack them up from small to big.
Stack the pieces

These Christmas trees are ready to decorate your home.

You can glue the pieces together if you are planning to use these trees as ornaments.

Paper Christmas Tree

Now that you have your Christmas trees, you could prompt your kids to decorate them with stickers, sequins, paper ornaments, small pom poms, or ribbons.

This is the perfect opportunity to let your children be as creative and imaginative as they want.

Ready to craft your own mini-trees?


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