Monday, November 7, 2016

Paper Christmas Tree

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas. Well, the stores already have Christmas stuff out, so maybe not.

Last weekend, I was cleaning up the piles and piles of magazines that we have collected and thought it was time to get rid of old ones. But instead of just throwing or giving it away, I wanted to see if I can do or make somethings with it. So, one of the things that I made from it, was these folded Christmas tree.

It also reminded me of another paper Christmas tree that I made last year with old magazines and it happens to be one of my popular posts too..:) . Check it out here, to see how I made this one

There are other paper Christmas trees that I have made in the past. Click here to check how I made these.

Or check here  to see this one.

Getting back to making this Christmas tree now.

You'll need:
- A magazine

- Take out the cover of the magazine. This is so all the folded pages are same thickness. Usually the cover page has thick, so I removed it.
- Start with the first page. Bring the top right corner to the center line of the magazine and press it.

- Fold it again by bringing the folded edge to the center line and press it.

- You will see a portion of the page hanging below the boundary of the magazine. We need to fold this up. To do that, open up the last fold you just made. Because of that fold, you can see the crease line.
- Fold up the bottom corner till up the crease line you got using the previous step.

- Then fold the page at the crease line previously made in the second step and bring to the center.

- Keep folding all the pages the same way.

- After you have folded all the pages, you will get a nice looking tree..:)

There you have it. A perfectly folded Christmas tree. Decorate with buttons or pom-poms if you want to add some color to it.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Charlene! I agree, its a fun project..:)

  2. I remember making folded book angels when I was young. Your post reminded me. I might make some of these but might paint them all with spray paint!

    1. Next in my list is to make the folded angels. Spray painting the trees would definitely look good. But I somehow like the raw paper look..:)
      Thank you so much for stopping by..:)

  3. What a nice idea to use those magasines you don't need anymore. And the result is beautifull.

    1. Thank you so much Emese!!
      I think so too.. Reuse is the way to go..:)

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    1. Thank you Carol for the visit and also for sharing and Pinning. Appreciate it..:)

  5. I love that and don't know if I can gets the folds correct
    however may try it
    You have done such a good job with all your paper trees
    No it's not to early to play with out Christmas items

  6. They are lovely, all of them, and a great way to use old magazines. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  7. I remember making these as a kid with the HUGE toy catalog that used to come in the mail. I didn't think today's magazine's were thick enough but we'll be giving this a try! Pinned.

    1. Thank you for stopping by..:)
      I used a regular magazine, maybe around 150 pages, not sure. But definitely not a huge one. I guess, it depends on how denser you want your tree to look.

  8. Such a charming and earth-friendly Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party.

  9. These are awesome! I love that they are made from magazines, I know I always have too many of those to be recycled. Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday showcase party.

    1. Thank you Kati!
      Now you know atleast one of the projects you can do with those magazines..;)

  10. I love a good repurposing project and these magazine Christmas trees are so charming. Congrats, you're featured this week at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

    1. Thank you Susan for your sweet words and thank you so much for the feature..:)