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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Magazine Christmas Trees

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.
Second 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!

17 Smart Readers SAID::

jheylo said...

Wow! so impressive. Who would've thought that you can make a christmas tree out of books?

Franc Ramon said...

The magazine Christmas tree is really creative and cost effective too.

April McGregor said...

That is really nice. Very crafty little lady.

Mrs.D said...

how cool is that...very creative and unique...will ask Askesh to make something like this...:)

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

This is a very economical Christmas Tree...

Pinx said...

Very creative! I hope my eldest will have the patience to make one like this! I've got magazines here as well!

becca said...

oh my what a cute craft

AdinB said...

Those are surely cute and creative! And what a great way to get rid or use those old magazines laying around the house. :)

Anonymous said...

Those look so easy to make. I will hunt for old magazines tomorrow and have my yougnest help me with these.

MzBaker said...

Ohhh now I love this idea! Totally cool we have a few old magazines somewhere around here!

Kelli Avery said...

I think this might be the coolest way i have ever seen to re-purpose old magazines!! I LOVE THIS!!

nova hedges said...

Truly creative, I have so many magazines here, i might made a Christmas Tree too.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

I am blown away! Totally doing this for class

Mel Cole said...

Nice easy craft! Very resourceful :D

jheylo said...

I seen your kids doing lots of fun crafts activities through pictures you've shared. That's nice, I need to learn that so I can share it to my kids.

Franc said...

Actually kids can raise funds through a magazine Christmas tree project.

Ria C said...

That's a very creative way (and eco-friendly too!) to use up all those old magazines and bring new life to them. They're cute and colorful!

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