December 11, 2010

Magazine Christmas Tree

This is my first Arts and Crafts slash tutorial and I hope it works out okay for you! This was my mom's idea and I thought it would be a fun blog post! This is a fun and easy Christmas project and I hope you enjoy!


Magazine Trees How-To:

1. Open magazine and bend to break spine.

2. Use anything flat to straighten and flatten page edges for a clean line.
3. Fold individual page from top right corner to inside seam. Fold same page from bottom right edge to gutter.

4. 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 the tree shape.

5. Spray -paint tree desired color. ( We picked gold ). Immediately sprinkle glitter over wet paint or you can use spray adhesive as well. Let dry. Decorate with a star ornament if desired.
Finished project!

Instructions all together:
1. Open magazine and bend to break spine.
2. Use anything straight to flatten the edges for a clean line.
3. Fold individual page from top right corner to inside seam. Fold same page from bottom right edge to gutter.
4. 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.
5. Spray-paint folded tree desired color. Immediately sprinkle glitter over wet paint or you can use spray adhesive as well. Let dry. Decorate with a star or ornament if desired.

5 comments:

  1. That looks really cool! Had never seen anything like it.

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  2. Oh!
    Really nice!
    I'll try it!
    So beautiful tree

    Have a nice day
    ;*
    Marina

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  3. That is such an interesting idea! I might try this :) I'll let you know if I do. xxx

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  4. This is a super neat idea. Love it. & Hope you're having a lovely December. ♥

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