One of the blogs I have visited posted a project she made with her daughter using old magazines and I think it was a great idea to do with my daughter over the weekend. I have lots of old fitness magazine here so we started making one, and then another, and another lol. It is very easy to make and you'll have so much fun doing it with your kids. So here's how.
1. Loosen up the bind of the magazine.
2. Remove any small leaflets (ads) and if the cover is hard, rip it off as well.
3. Start folding as shown.
First Fold. When you ARE DONE FOLDING ALL THE PAGES WITH THIS FIRST STEP, proceed to the next fold.
Third fold is the bottom. You have to fold up the bottom part (photo above) to make the bottom even.
Then after you fold all the bottom. Insert it in the pocket.
Bottom should look even like this.
When folding are all done, glue both ends to form the round shape. Your finished product should look like this.
If your magazine is a little thin, you may combine two or three. You can spray paint it to make it more glittery or you can leave it as ease just like we did. My daughter said that the prints of the magazine is beautiful enough. Now you can decorate it like the different technique that we tried based on the material that we have available.
First try, with the garland. Verdict: Nope, the garland is too thick, it hides the beauty of the tree hehehe. Next try is with the twistee.
We used old earrings to hang in the twistee. Verdict: Did not like this either.
We ended up with this one. Simple but defined.
If you are looking for a fun project to do with your kids, dig out those old magazines that are collecting dusts in the corner and turn it into a magazine Christmas tree. Happy crafting!