First find a piece of paper - I've always been fascinated by maps and this year I've had the opportunity to use vintage maps on shelves, cupboards, hook racks and chairs.
All this making resulted in lots of map scraps and not being one to waste a resource particuarlly such a decorative one I started folding.
Bring on the trees, boats and one of my old favourites hearts.
To make the tree you need:
- a square piece of paper
- a pair of scissors
- a hard surface to fold your paper on to create sharp creases
Take your square piece of paper and fold horizontally, vertically and diagonally
Open up your square and turn it so that you are looking at a diamond
Push the centre fold back into the shape - you will create a diamond on each outer face with folds inside
Fold the outer edge to the middle at the front - turn over and repeat
Open the side fold and invert - folding the shape inside itself - repeat on all the edges
Take your scissors and cut off the lower part - smaller triangle
Then cut the outer edges towards the centre stopping before you get to the middle
Fold each corner down working your way round each face of your tree
Your tree is ready and can be used in lots of ways - it can be hung on a string, popped on a cocktail stick and onto a cork pot base.
I used an inverted paper cup and grouped my trees in trios.
You can find visual instructions here
Posted: 02 December 2017