I swear I don’t make a habit of defacing old books, but there are some crafts that involve book pages that I just can’t pass up. This paper Christmas tree is one of them. It fits perfectly with my craft criteria: Quick. Easy. Impactful.
- Book pages, old sheet music, magazine paper, etc.
- Small wooden dowel–chopsticks work great too
- Square of cardboard for base
- Optional: paint or glitter to embellish
- Pierce a hole in the center of the cardboard base and insert the dowel.
- Secure the dowel with a bit of glue.
- For this example I tore the paper into squares for a rustic vibe. You can cut straight edges if you want a more polished look.
- Make graduated-sized squares out of the paper.
- In this example, the largest piece was 4 x 4 inches and the smallest was 1/2 x 1/2 inch.
- In total I used approximately 15-22 squares.
- Pierce a hole in the center of each piece of paper.
- Starting with the largest pieces, thread the paper onto the dowel.
- Turn each piece about 45 degrees from the previous one so that their corners aren’t lined up.
- Once you have all the paper on the dowel you can move them up and down depending on how tall you want the tree to be.
- Add a ribbon or twine to the treetop.
- Brush the edges of the paper with a bit of paint or some glitter.
- Use fabric scraps or tissue paper to make a tree skirt.
Send me pics of the paper Christmas trees you create!