by Sarah Wooden
This origami Evergreen Tree was designed by Sarah Wooden. Her web site is no longer online but she used to have a wonderful collection of simple origami models which were both efficient and expressive. This tree is among one of her creations.
This paper tree is conceptually simple, but it is a little hard to make in that it involves a sink fold. If you do not know how to make a sink fold, see instructions here. The basic idea is this:
Shown on the left is Sarah’s tree topped with a Lucky Star.
Evergreen Tree Instructions:
Start with a Preliminary Base. Make the valley and mountain folds as shown and then collapse the paper into a square shape which has a total of 4 flaps (2 flaps on each side).
As shown below, convert this to a bird base.