folded book pages and christmas tree

this year, i’ve been making christmas trees by folding the pages of old books and magazines. a typical soft cover book of at least 200 pages makes a nice, full tree. if you prefer a black and white décor, leaving the folded pages unadorned makes a nice minimalist tree.

i made mine on one of my visits to a local nursing home. it was fun and the home made décor added a cozy feeling to the place. fold the page with a diagonal crease from the top edge nearest the binding to the bottom outside edge.

if you don’t fold it close enough to the binding, you wind up with a clunky look. but after you get the hang of it, you can move along rather quickly. below is a picture of the finished tree.

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also, in the top picture, you can see that i added a “star” made by spray painting the dried seed head of a coneflower. magazines make a colorful folded page christmas tree. this video shows the martha stewart version of making a christmas tree out of a magazine.