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Time to Make Something

H O L I D A Y   E D I T I O N !

Alright, you ever see those fancy little paper trees made from magazines and wonder how? It’s actually quite simple and a very old craft.

Supplies you will need

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Optional

  • spray paint ( I used a dark green and a gold glitter)20141207_121453

There are 3 to 5 steps in this entire craft and it does consume quite a bit of time. Plus side the more you make the easier it gets and the quicker at making them you become.

Step 1ish

Fold  your magazine back and forth a few times so the binding is fairly worn making it easier to work with and it will make a nicer cylinder shape later. Also remove those pesky ads to subscribe that I think shouldn’t be inside of the persons magazine who already subscribes….just saying20141201_222820(0)

Step 2

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Fold over your top right corner to the bottom left to form a triangle. Do this to every page.

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Step 3

Fold the triangle portion again into smaller triangles.

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This is what your magazine should look like after the first steps.

Step 4

This is the annoying part. You have to tuck the extra flappy thing into the page itself and flatten.20141201_231307 20141201_231343this has to be done to every page. It’s the most time consuming part of the project.

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If you choose you can partake in the final step of spray painting in a well ventilated area.

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First coat in green , then glitter, then let dry and bring inside. Tada!

Now I can make an army of magazine trees with all the back issues I have….I’m not a hoarder I swear.I also guess it would be called a forest and not an army. Oh well. Hope you enjoy your little trees.

-Jess

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