For all my book loving, crafty friends…you must try making this Christmas tree made from an old book. I feel a teensy bit bad about defacing a book but this one was headed for the recycle bin anyway. Reduce, reuse, recycle, right!?
All you need for this project is an old paperback book. You can use the same technique with a magazine or catalog.
Tear the front and back covers off your book. There’s no need to use an entire book—usually 60-100 pages is enough to make the tree look nice and full.
Fold down the top right corner at a 90 degree angle so that it lines up with the spine.
Fold the same page a second time so that the fold lines up with the spine. The corner will hang over the bottom.
Fold up the piece that hangs over the bottom of the book, making sure to line it up with the bottom of the other pages.
Continue folding, and folding, and folding. This is where Netflix comes in handy!
Once you’re done folding, glue the first and last pages together to prevent the tree from gaping open. You might need to push and pull the pages a bit to get the tree to look uniform.
I cut a star out of scrapbook paper for the top of the tree. You could do the same or leave it blank. Other options to consider: brush the tree with a bit of paint or add a touch of glitter….everything’s better with glitter, right!?