Welcome to our 3rd Annual 12 Days of Homemade Christmas! I decided to start this year's crafty holiday fun off with a simple, recycled (and FREE!) project: A Magazine Christmas Tree! As I mentioned in my last post, my husband has a disturbing amount of magazines. So when I saw this idea (complete with video tutorial), I knew it was a great way to not only recycle but to also begin our holiday decorating around here.
What you Need:
- A Magazine. Yeah. That's it.
I found there to be only a few challenges with this project. First, as you get further along in your tree-making, the pages you've folded can be a little tricky to keep to one side and out of your way. I found that by doing this project on the floor I could keep one knee on them and they were able to stay put.
Apparently cats and dogs like Magazine Trees, too!
Once all your pages are folded, fluff up your tree and set it out for all to admire! You can spray paint it if you like, but I like the magazine-y look of it. Ours in going in the husband's office, as a way to add some festive, yet design-y touch ("Magazine-y? Design-y? I sure have a way with words today!).