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Origami Christmas Tree at The American Museum of Natural History

Origami Christmas Tree
All Photos By Gail, Click on any Photo to Enlarge for Detail

The American Museum of Natural History has its Holiday Tree on display, and what’s special about this tree is that it is decorated entirely with Origami Ornaments! The theme of this year’s tree is Wicked, Wild and Wonderful, honoring the Museum’s new exhibition The Power of Poison. The ornaments were created especially for the tree by volunteers who began folding in July to complete hundreds of creations that are displayed on the tree and around its base. Here are some of our favorites from this years display!

Origami Giraffes and Green Frog
A family of Giraffes and a Green Frog

Witches from MacBeth
Trio of Witches from Macbeth Surrounding their Cauldron

Origami Cobra
Coiled Cobra

Origami Bees with Honeycomb
Red Ants, Bees, Honeycomb

Origami Octopi
Origami Octopi

Origami Geko Rhino Peacock
Geko, Rhinos and Peacock

Origami Blue Parrot, Tarantula Lizards
Blue Parrot, Tarantula and Lizards

Origami Killer Whales
Killer Whales

Origami Flamingos and T Rex
Pink Flamingos and a Red T Rex

Origami Stegosaurus

There are tons of Dinosaurs on the Tree, including the orange Stegosaurus seen above (visit the the Museum’s 4th Floor to see his Bones!)

The Origami Holiday Tree will be on Display through January 12, 2014 at the AMNH, Located on Central Park West Between 77th Street and 81st Street (Take the C Train to 81st) in the Grand Gallery, Near the 77th Street exit on the Museum’s First Floor.

Twinkly Stars
Twinkly Stars!

Origami Tree Sign

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Red Dalek Doctor Who Christmas Ornament

Red Dalek Doctor Who Ornament on Tree
“Exterminate!”

It’s a Must-Have for the Holiday Tree of all Doctor Who Fans!

Red Dalek – Doctor Who Christmas Ornament Features:

  • Christmas ornament shaped like the Dalek
  • Includes Hanging loop
  • Hand-painted Details
  • Material: Glass
  • Size: 4″ x 2-1/2″ x 5″

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Harold Lloyd’s Christmas Tree

Harold Lloyd Christmas Tree
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From Unusual Life:

Shown: Walter Dymond, groundskeeper of Harold Lloyd’s estate, Greenacres, with the Lloyd Christmas tree. Dymond was responsible for the construction of the Christmas tree from two trees (wiring the branches of one into the other), and placed the ornaments where Mr Lloyd directed. Harold and his wife Mildred decorated it every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, and collected thousands of ornaments for it from all over the world. It was 20 feet tall, 9 feet wide and almost 30 feet around. The tree was fire-proofed and remained up all year. – (1972)

The Beatles Vintage Christmas Ornaments

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These vintage glass Christmas Tree ornaments of The Fab Four (circa 1964) were made in Italy and are hand blown. An entire set intact is quite rare, but sometimes you can find single ornaments from the set for auction on eBay for upwards of several hundred dollars each.