Because I spent this past Christmas far from my family, I was determined to decorate our house so that my flatmates and I would get into the Christmas spirit. I had two self-made rules - that all of the decorations had to be handmade, and that they shouldn't be expensive. Which is how I determined that I should make an Origami Christmas tree.... the first and last Origami tree that I will ever make.
From this top view you can see the 6 boxes in each layer. It took me two days to make 150 paper boxes for the tree. I know that it doesn't look like that many, but there are 6 boxes in each layer, and each box had a top and bottom that fit together. There are 12 layers, plus the three boxes at the top, and I had to construct the boxes so that they would slowly get smaller, and leave me with a cone shape rather than a cylinder.
The lucky stars that decorate it were a bit of an afterthought. I had made about 500 lucky stars which I chained into a garland to decorate a real Christmas tree, and I had a couple of leftovers which I glued onto the tree in the spiral design.
In some respects, this should be in the Christmas thread, but the thing is that when Christmas ended, I couldn't bring myself to put the tree away. I love it too much - and so while I have moved it off my dining room table, it now sits on my desk in my room.
Here are a few pics of the tree in all it's glory: