How to Make a Half-Circle Folded Tree, with Template

Use this half-circle template to make a four-tiered tree with folded paper. It’s perfect for decorating Christmas cards and tags or winter-themed scrapbook pages.

Use the folded tree on scrapbook pages and cards.

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Creating a half-circle folded tree is a straightforward and cute craft that’s perfect for the holiday season. This project involves just a few simple steps, making it accessible for crafters of all ages and skill levels. Not only is it easy, but the result is a charming layered Christmas tree that can be used in a variety of ways.

Here are a few ideas on how to use these trees to add a festive touch to your projects:

  • Add them to your holiday cards
  • Enhance your scrapbook pages
  • Make a Holiday Sign (use the trees and add some words to a wood sign)
  • Create personalized gift tags

Supplies For Folded Tree Christmas Card

Craft supplies needed for making a half-circle folded tree, including paper, bone folder, and scissors.
  1. Free Template for Tree from Half-Circle (Printable PDF and SVG Cut file)
  2. Card Base (Kraft Paper)
  3. 2 Sided Christmas Paper (green for tree)
  4. Merry Christmas Print Paper
  5. Christmas paper (double sided)
  6. Pennant tags, trim paper to match. Or buy pre-made
  7. Bakers Twine (Red/White used)
  8. Foam Tape/Squares
  9. Glue Dots
  10. Double Sided Tape Runner
  11. Bone Folder
  12. Wooden Buttons
Template for half circle folded tree SVG cut file.

How to Make a Folded Paper Christmas Tree

The beauty of this craft lies in its simplicity, allowing you to enjoy the crafting process. This half-circle folded tree is incredibly versatile, making it a wonderful addition to your holiday crafting projects.

To get started, you can choose from two options:

  1. Use our provided SVG cut file, which ensures precision and ease if you have a cutting machine.
  2. If you don’t have access to a cutting machine or printer, don’t worry! We’ve also included a PDF template, so you can still create this adorable tree using basic crafting supplies.
Christmas Card with half circle folded tree.

PDF Template Steps

Once you print the template, cut the half circles in half (doesn’t have to be perfect), and follow the folding instructions to assemble your tree. The layered effect is achieved by folding each half circle and stacking them, resulting in a tree with a charming three-dimensional appearance.

Cricut Joy and info for summit.

Steps for Making A Folded Paper Tree

Customize your trees with different colors and patterns of paper to match your holiday theme or personal style.

Cut a circle, any size you want. Cut in half.

  • Measure half way down the straight edge, mark it slightly (or eyeball the next fold).
  • Also, keep the flat edge on the right side
Half Circle paper folded Christmas tree steps.
  1. Fold down the top of the half circle, overlapping the edge a little bit to the half way mark.
  2. Next, fold back the overlap to line up with the top
    • Tuck in the last small flap.
  3. Flip it over, and fold back the top to make your tree.
  4. Lastly, use some adhesive of your choice to secure the folds down and embellish if desired.

Here’s the short version of the steps to make this folded tree…

Steps for a half circle folded tree with Christmas Paper.

Add embellishments like glitter, sequins, or tiny ornaments to make each tree unique. The finished product is not only cute and festive but also showcases your crafting skills.

Paper Half Circled Folded Tree On a Scrapbook Page

Surprisingly, you’ll find this is a fun one because it can be made in any size to fit any project. I used a large on this scrapbook page. It also works well on gift tags.

Whether you’re making them for yourself or as part of a holiday crafting activity with friends and family, these trees are sure to bring joy and festive cheer to all your holiday projects.

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