Got A Magazine-Make a Christmas Tree 2 comments

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I thought I would pause to share what I have been making before the season is past. I have been so busy decorating this year, (which I have not been interested in doing for a while) but I found out my grandson will be with us for a few days, so its given me reason to get busy and create a festive atmosphere with 4 trees and mantel decorated, a nativity scene and dinning room centerpiece.

But I have seen several Christmas decorations/projects that are of interest to me this year and one is a magazine Christmas tree, oh how fun, now I have made about 5 of them and they are so easy. But I can give some pointers, find a magazine that does not have a gazillion pages, one that is lighter weight paper. I have used sale inserts and magazines and they work well, but they do have to have the center stapled.

Another thing, I dont like a magazine that has a heavy cover or a glued spine.

So you might wonder…..which magazine worked for me….in the picture I am sharing I used an All You!! Mind you I have plenty of them in my house, even stashed in cupboards for later browsing….another story…another day.Magazine-Christmas-Tree-Oh-My-Heartsie-Girl

So what you need for the project:
Magazine with at least 108-130 pages (Gives fullness)
Glue stick
Spray Paint or not
Light weight Christmas ribbon

Step 1 Open magazine and on second page, make a fold to center slightly away from center. (Step 1 photo)
Step 2 Fold again to center pressing crease firm. It will look like a tie (Step 2 photo)
Step 3 Fold the tail up to edge of magazine (Step 3 photo)
Step 4 Continue through the magazine to the end and include the front page
Step 5 Spread pages so the even out all around
Options:
If the bottom forces the pages to separate, use the glue stick to tack down each one
You can choose to leave unpainted or spray a light coat of your choice of color
Add ribbon of your choice use a bit of glue to adhere.
Use spray glue and sprinkle with glitter
Top with a star
I was inspired to make a paper tree from My Sweethings Paper Christmas Tree
This was a quick little project and I like easy. Give one a try.
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About Karren Haller

I am a +60 Blogger that loves connecting with other women through blogging. A new recipe always intrigues, finding a new craft, creating bracelets occasionally and gardening is a favorite and writing brand reviews is a favorite for my readers. But most of all the connection to other bloggers. Creativity, simple life and getting things done


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2 thoughts on “Got A Magazine-Make a Christmas Tree

    • Karren Haller Post author

      Thank you Mera for your comment. I actually made a couple and gave them away.
      Thanks for stopping by, Holiday wishes!
      Karren