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Easy Christmas Crafts: Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree


Whether ombre green or multi-colored, the Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree makes a fun little three-dimensional holiday decoration for a desk, table or other small space.

This version uses several colors of green in an ombre format with yellow as the top "star" color. 

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree green ombre on display

Though this image looks two-dimensional, the little tree shape has three sides and easily stands on its triangular base.

Let's make a multi-colored version.

Easy Christmas Crafts: Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:

  • Paper - I used 24-pound for the multi-colored diamonds and medium-weight cardstock for the triangles and for the diamonds on the ombre version
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler or flat straight edge
  • Glue
  • Pattern - Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree pattern (click to open Adobe PDF) 

Take a look at the simple materials and tools. 

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree:

Print page 1 of the Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree pattern for the triangle shape and the diamond shape.

Position and mark around the triangle shape on the 12x12-inch cardstock.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 1 position pattern

This picture shows how to easily position the three shapes to fit on the 12x12 paper.

If your paper is one-sided, make sure that the tabs for the triangles are all on one side.

This positioning puts the tabs on the right side on all three triangles.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree how to position pattern

Cut around the three triangle shapes.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 2 cut triangles

Either use the second page of the pattern to print the diamonds, or use the diamond pattern to mark the diamonds on cardstock.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 3 mark diamond shapes

Cut out the diamond shapes — twelve for the bottom row, nine for the second row, six for the third row and three for the top.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 4 cut diamond shapes 

Use the triangle pattern as a visual guide for positioning the diamond shapes on the triangles.

Place and glue the four diamonds on the bottom of the first triangle.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 5 glue bottom row

Place and glue the next three diamonds on the second row of the first triangle.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 6 glue second row

Place and glue the two diamond shapes for the third row to the first triangle shape.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 7 glue third row 

Place and glue the top diamond to the top of the first triangle.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 8 glue top diamond

Use the same process to place and glue the diamonds to the other two triangles.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 9 glue diamonds to other triangles

Use a ruler or flat straight edge to help fold the first tab to form a flap.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 10 fold first flap

Form the flaps on each of the three triangles.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 11 fold other two flaps

Overlay the triangles over the first two flaps aligning the edges (see the green arrows).

Apply glue to the flaps and allow to set.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 12 glue first two flaps

Fold the shape to overlap the triangle's edge over the remaining flap.

Apply glue to the flap to hold the shape together.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 13 glue third flap

The Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree is finished and ready to display.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 14 display

This corner view shows more of the little tree's three-dimensional shape.

Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree step 15 corner display view

Just some paper and some glue makes a fun little tree.

It reminds me of argyle socks or perhaps a harlequin.

Have fun making different trees of different colors!

The Diamond Shapes Christmas Tree project makes a simplistic tree for those small spaces that need just a touch of holiday cheer.


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