Christmas is a great excuse for us all to come together and spread peace and good cheer, here at PSA we are getting into the festive swing of things and creating quick and easy office Christmas Decorations out of every day office stationery (mainly paper and tape).
We have been making green Christmas trees and holly this week, below are the instructions of how you can too.
1. Firstly you will need a square piece of paper.
Fold the paper down the middle and then diagonally.
2. Next you will need to fold in two of the corners so that it looks again like a diamond.
This was the difficult part; we can get through it together. We picked a place where the folds lined up easily enough to be bent inside, so the view from the top no longer had creases
Krokotak has set out the steps a bit simpler (see below)
3. Now that you have your kite shaped item you’re ready to start shaping the tree. Fold the corners into the middle, continue this of all 4 corners to create an arrow shape with a tail
4. Here comes the folding in part again. With those corners you have folded now unfold it and refold it inside the arrow, repeat for all folds
5. Break out the Scissors! Here is where the tree comes to life
Please cut the tail off the arrow so it takes a tree shape
6. Keep the scissors and cut little slits into the side, don’t cut to the centre as the tree will fall apart.
7. Fold down the corners of the slits – fold all in one direction for a uniform look. Repeat for all slits
8. Sit back and enjoy your creation!
Krokotak made little hanging decorations with theres. Click here to see how that looks
Holly Jolly Christmas Decorations for your wall:
1. There are three different Leaf sizes we found online (click here for original site), we used all three but you don’t have to at all.
The Small leaf fits perfectly on an A4 piece of paper but the Medium and Large leaves need to be spread across two sheets and joined together
Please click the links below for your printable templates
Medium Leaf Part A and Medium Leaf Part B
Large Leaf Part A and Large Leaf Part B
When you have printed out your leaves and taped them together you can start laying them out to be cut from another sheet or if you have coloured A4 paper in the office why not print the templates directly to it and save yourself a few steps!
2. When you have laid out your templates and drawn them onto the bigger sheet you can start cutting them out
3. Next cut a little slit between the two point at the thicker end of the cut outs
4. Fold one end under the other so that the points match, then tape in place
5. We next made balls out of binding tape and balled up pieces of paper (but we would recommend crate paper or honeycomb balls for a more elegant finish)
A little bit of seasonal joy goes a long way to brighten up a room, here are some more decorations we made
If this isn’t quite enough please feel free to have a click through some more tutorials we found along the way: