A big Christmassy welcome to anyone who might be here visiting because you saw my Guest Blogger gig on Julie's Holiday's Handmade series. Or for those who are my regular followers - go over and check out my Recycled Christmas post where I show you how to make a paper wreath and a plastic-bottle flower arrangement. There's lots of other fantastisc tutorials going up this week too so definitely worth a look.
I thought I would continue on in my series on a Recycled Christmas today with this magazine tree. It's super-simple to make, although does take some patience..... a good one to do in front of the TV perhaps! (I snapped pictures of my sister as she folded this tree. The whole family is involved in making Recycled Christmas decorations this year. Coming up later on will be my mum's vinyl record cake platter.)
Take an old magazine or paperback book, doesn't really matter what size but the more pages in it the fuller your Christmas tree will be. I'm pretty sure we were using a Reader's Digest here which was perfect really. Starting with a right-hand page, fold it down towards the spine as in the picture above (she had already done quite a number of the pages already by the time I took this photo)
With the same page, fold it towards the spine again.
Now turn the page over, and fold up the little triangle that is hanging down below the bottom.
And that's it. Repeat that a gazillion times and you're done :-)
When you've finished folding the entire magazine you'll be able to fan it around and glue the two covers together back-to-back to complete the circle. Alternatively, if your tree isn't full enough you can glue two magazines together for more pages.
This is really only a base (although you could leave it just as it is). We gave our trees a quick makeover with some gold spray-paint. And then embellish however you would like. Here I've got one of my Aluminium Angels perched on top. I showed you how to make these in an earlier Recycled Christmas post.
But perhaps some tinsel? Or baubles? Or lights!! Yes lights might like really awesome.... I'm going to do that!
If you're new here, you might also want to check out my December Giveaway. Or just generally have a look around! Let me know if you're here visiting from Julie's blog :-) And stay tuned for more Recycled Christmas ideas coming up.