Miniature Paper Trees That Can Go Anywhere

Miniature trees only take up a bit of space on tables or shelves. Simple and easy by just binding and folding the design paper.
Try combining a variety of colors and patterns!

You will need...

- Materials: -

  • A4 size design paper (printed on plain paper), cut into four for a total of eight pieces.
  • A piece of paper for a star (a 4-cm square)

- Tools -

  • Scissors or any other cutting instrument
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Two sheets of cardboard paper

- Before you start -

  • - Make sure you have your design paper ready on A4 size plain paper and cut it in four in advance.
  • Don't forget, you can print design paper using the smartphone app "Epson Creative Print".
     You can also print from the printer control panel.

How to

1 Bind the pieces of design paper like a book.
Stack the pieces of design paper and make a crease in the middle.
Stack two sheets of cardboard paper, place the stack of design paper, and then staple along the crease.
2 The top staple should be about 1.5 cm from the top, and staple in about four places.
3 Take the design paper off the cardboard paper, flip it over, and then bend the legs of the staples at the back to secure them. You could be injured if you do this with your bare hands, so we recommend using a tool such as a staple remover.
4 Now we'll fold each sheet of paper to make them narrower. Fold the top left corner to the center to make a triangle.
5 Fold the triangle so that the long side meets the center.
6 Fold the part sticking out at the bottom inside. Apply glue to secure the fold.
7 Repeat the steps above. Do the same but for the right side of the paper.
When every thing's done, stick the piece of paper cut into a star shape at the top and it's done!

—Style 1—

Change design patterns

—Style 2—

Change colors

—Style 3—

Using A4 size paper, you can make a bigger tree.

Creator of the samples above

Maika Kokubo

Craft Planner. Promotes sales of stationery and other varieties of products, as well as creating craft instructions for books and websites.
Organizes small art classes called "Otona no zuga kosaku" (art lessons for adults), as well as a number of large workshop events at commercial facilities making use of her experiences of working at a theme park for kids. Provides instructions and an experience that everyone can enjoy.
An organizer for the Monozukuri project "Kufunotamago".
http://micke.co.jp

Printing Design Paper

You can choose from 20 pre-installed design paper patterns on the printer.

Getting More Bang From the App!

You can choose from 110 pre-installed design paper patterns using the app for smart devices.

Epson Creative Print

You can download the app from the App Store by Apple Inc. or from Google Play by Google Inc.

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