Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Oh Christmas Tree!

I love Christmas.
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! In my opinion at least.
One of my favorite things about it is the festive decorations. Its all well and good getting decorations from a store but nothing beats a home made touch so I decided to take it upon myself to try and make a decoration for our house from scratch! You can have festive fun without breaking the bank.

I will show you how to make this fantastic arty Christmas tree using a magazine! I think this was made popular by Martha Stuart but a girl once showed me how to do it in an art class and I've loved it ever since.

You will need:
  •  an old magazine that you no longer want because I very much doubt you will be able to read it again.
  • (completely up to you) spray glue, spray paint and glitter.
  • about an hour of your time.
Step 2.
Step 1.  You have to break the spine. Bend it and open the book so its bent back on its self so the spine is soft and you can easily manipulate it.

Step 2.  Starting with the front page fold the page back on its self until its inline with the spine so it looks kind of like a triangle.
Step 3.

Step 3.  Still on the same page repeat step 2 folding over the triangle into the spine so it makes a narrower triangle and hangs slightly over the bottom edge of the magazine. It ends up looking a bit like a tie.

Step 4.  Now repeat for the whole magazine. yes it is time consuming but well worth the outcome. you may want to put a Christmas film on to help pass the time.
Step 5.

Step 5.  Now start to fold the little triangle overhang at the bottom up into the folds you have already made. Tuck it inside the folds that have already been made so that it stays neat and tidy and keep going until every edge is tucked up nicely. Once this is finished it should be able to stand up on its own so all you need to so is fan out the pages to make your own Christmas tree!

Now its all up to you! You can spray paint the whole tree, add little decorations or just like me spray the tree with spray glue and add a sprinkling of glitter for a subtle shine!

Kerrie x

All the bottoms folded up nicely.

This was taken from my seperate blog

The Ule Blog, check it out!!

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