Be environmentally aware, don’t cut a fir but make your own Christmas tree with our printable PDF pattern! Follow the instructions & you will be proud of your Christmas paper sculpture. Isn’t it a nice Christmas décor? Moreover, once assembled, it is reusable every year.
Don’t be afraid, I assembled the sculpture, so everybody can do it! This model requires extra time, precision and patience but it is also a perfect and relaxing occupation for the cold & long winter evenings before Christmas.
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► Once purchased, download the ZIP file with the pattern (PDF files to be printed with A4 or A3 sheets – Letter or Tabloid in the States) & the complete instructions in English to make the sculpture.
► Print the template (choose the sheet format which is more convenient for you, the size of the sculpture is the same with A3 or A4 paper). The paper has to be thick (200 / 300 gsm / grams per square meters). The one I use is 270 gsm & it is perfect for that kind of sculpture. You can print at home if you have a printer or, easier, go to the nearest Print shop, you could buy the paper & print there.
► You have the printed pattern! Now just check you have the following tools: a pair of scissors, a ruler, white paper glue and a tool to fold the paper (could be a scoring tool / cutter pencil or even a small knife). You are ready to begin!
► Now just follow the instructions: cut the parts, fold & glue them. It is easy, all the parts of the pattern are identified with edge number guide for easy assembly (to assemble the papercraft model just match the numbers on the edges with the corresponding number & glue the edges together).
► Once finished, you can customize the sculpture according to your taste. The customization options are infinite! You can color the sculpture with felt-tip pens or, you can paint it to make it stronger & easier to be cleaned. With an oil paint or even spray paint, it will look like laminated & your friends won’t believe you made it with paper!
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► Difficulty Level: Hard – This model hasn’t technical difficulties, but it requires an extra of time, patience & precision (because of the small parts of the stars & the Christmas baubles).
► 3D Papercraft: Christmas tree
► Approximately size: 75 cm / 29.5 in (height), 39,8 cm / 15.7 in (wide), 20,5 cm / 8 in (deep)
If you want a taller tree (double size), print the A4 pattern at 140% on A3 paper.
► Use thick paper: A4 or A3 (in the States, the equivalent A4 is Letter - & A3 is Tabloid)
► A3 template (PDF): 11 Sheets - 93 Parts
► A4 template (PDF): 22 Sheets - 103 Parts
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