Christmas Tree DIY


I saw this DIY on the Martha Stewart website, and had to share. I love how these trees end up looking so pretty and perfect for a table or even a mantel. I also love how inexpensive this would be and how few items are needed. How great to have a lovely Christmas decoration created from an old magazine. After school is out for the holiday, I want to try this with my daughter. It could even be done while relaxing and enjoying a Christmas movie. If anyone has done this before, please share your thoughts.

Transform old magazines into glittered table-top trees with this easy -- and kid-friendly -- step-by-step process.
Tools and MaterialsOld magazines of any size
Gold, silver, or clear spray paint
Glitter in desired colors
Bone folder (optional)
Magazine Trees How-To1. Open magazine and bend to break spine.
2. Fold individual page from top right corner to inside seam. Fold same page from bottom right edge to gutter.
3. Fold bottom triangle of each additional magazine page up, making the bottom of the tree flat. Then, fold top of all pages down to form tree shape.
4. Spray-paint folded tree desired color. Immediately sprinkle glitter over wet paint. Let dry.

Tip:Use a bone folder to smooth paper edges if desired.

Go here to see a video tutorial.


mb said...

Clever gal. Now all I need is a group of elves to complete the job.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Hmmm, little digest size magazines would make cute little trees.

Emily said...

I have seen this done in white too with glitter and they are magificent in different size groupings! I hope you post your creations! Thanks for visiting RuedeEmily today and thank you for your nice compliment! Happy Holidays!

dreamlife said...

never seen this befora..perhaps I have time to try it..thanks /Marie

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Love this idea....will you do traditional colors...or pops of bright color?


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