How To: Make a Magazine Christmas Tree

Somehow we missed this activity when we were kids, but this magazine Christmas tree is a great looking and super easy idea! We all like things made from magazines so check out the instructions below the jump.You Will Need: • Magazine • Glue • Glitter (optional) • Spray paint (optional) • Small wood or foam star (optional) What to Do:
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1. Remove both covers from magazine. Take the upper right-hand corner of the first page and bring it down so that the top edge of the page rest against the glued binding of the magazine.
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2. Now crease this first fold, carefully. Again, take this page and fold it over until the crease rests against the glued binding of the magazine. Crease second fold.
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3. Finally fold the triangle (that overlaps the bottom of the magazine) upward so it will be even with the bottom of the book, crease it. The first page is finished.
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4. Continue folding & creasing the remaining pages.
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5. When the magazine is completely folded glue the front and back pages together. Spray tree with paint, and sprinkle glitter while still wet. Glue star to top.

Tip: To create a bigger tree, try gluing two magazines back-to-back. Spray painted a nice green, white or metallic color, these would make a great centerpiece on your table or mantle.

Image by Hommock, Inc. via Flickr; Instructions (with graphics) via Readers Digest

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