Put the book down in front of you on your work surface. Book christmas tree reuse recyle books diy youtube. Best fall christmas tree ideas all things christmas when you just need to decorate, these fall christmas tree ideas will help you stave off those christmas tree cravings in autumn. I was a little discouraged to start this project as i knew it involved paper folding. They taught us how to fold napkins to look like tress during christmas. Folding technique to make christmas trees from paperback books.
How to make angels and christmas trees from a paperback book. Transform old magazines into glittered tabletop trees with this easy and kidfriendly stepbystep process. See more ideas about christmas, book christmas tree and christmas crafts. Home heritage 7 foot prelit artificial half pine christmas tree with warm white led lights and folding stand. A folded book christmas tree makes fantastic holiday decor. We wrote close to 600 posts for folding trees and found a loyal following of well over 5,000 readers per day.
One book was found on top of a trash can filled recyclable materials. Book folding book art christmas tree book fold very. Folded book angel, full tutorial christines crafts. Nov 30, 2018 to begin, get an old book that you no longer plan to read.
The first thing youll need to make the beautiful christmas tree is a book, obviously. Aug 29, 2016 i hit the books this week making a few projects that have been on my to do list, made out of books. How to turn an old, unwanted hardback into a small xmas tree. Give your old books a new lease of life through book art with our huge range of bookfolding pat. Criminal element has a chance to win eight different books, several with holiday themes.
Dress up the top of a desk or credenza this holiday with an upcrafted book. Every page of your book is transformed into a festive holiday creation. Paperback book christmas trees the week at a glance 1 sharing a blast from the past and my most popular post these days. Dec 02, 2015 hey, its christmas house tour week all over blogland. I have not been able to paper fold much of anything successfully.
He even folded the three trees gracing the top of my vintage china cabinet here. Try your hand today at making folded paperback book christmas trees. Then, fold top of all pages down to form tree shape. Start folding take just the first page and fold the top right corner down onto the spine of the book as shown below. How to make a christmas tree with folded book pages.
Once all of your book pages are cutout, you will need to assemble a base for your tree. Dec 8, 20 it is a sad fact that even charity shops have to pulp books after their pages have curled on the shelves too long. Simply fold your book pages into a beautiful christmas tree. Once i was done folding, i gave it a mild coat of silver spray paint. Dec 12, 2016 hello, today, im going to show you how to make a christmas tree in 3 dimensions, with a single sheet of paper. Sep 10, 2019 this year, ive been making christmas trees by folding the pages of old books and magazines.
Bookami book folding patterns templates christmas patterns. Can work as a table display, in lieu of an xmas card plenty of space on the inside cover for a message, or, if you are of the humbug school, your entire xmas decoration ensemble thi. In his words, its like folding the left wing 200 times. If possible, select one which has a flexible, wellworn binding. Folded book christmas tree how to make christines crafts. In the meantime, heres a small teaser, and a super simple christmas craft. Hello, today, im going to show you how to make a christmas tree in 3 dimensions, with a single sheet of paper. Dec 12, 2012 book page tree use an old book to make this statement making stacked christmas tree for your home.
Book christmas tree book tree all things christmas christmas fun vintage christmas christmas decorations christmas ornaments holiday tree xmas trees lastminute gift givers or just general book lovers can take heed of some giveaways for the holidays. I posted on instagram a couple of weeks ago about how i found this continue reading. Im participating in the very merry christmas home tour, hosted by lovely, etc. Fold bottom triangle of each additional magazine page up, making the bottom of the tree flat. Continue the sophisticated look with dianes folded paperback book christmas trees at an extraordinary reply make a sweater stocking for christmas the week at a glance 1116 an extraordinary day says.
Count out 30 page sections and using an xacto knife, carefully cut the section away from the. We saw the need to showcase that paper crafting encompasses much more than just scrapbooking, and our goals were to collect the best tutorials, highlight inspirational paper creations from. This folded book christmas tree is so easy to make and you do not need to buy anything. Then fold the next 5 or 6 leaves upwards, varying the amount of the second fold for each page to create a fan effect. If the book is well over 120 pages you can use the extra to create another tree.
Book christmas tree book tree christmas angels diy christmas gifts christmas trivia xmas folded book art book folding paper book here are the instructions on how to make this angel. This is a very simple and inexpensive decoration that can be done by almost any age. Paper christmas tree folding book art christmas tree decoupage. Browse through all of the christmas book folding patterns that bookami has to offer.
How to upcycle an old book into a christmas tree diy. Taking hold of the first page, fold down the top corner toward the binding to get a triangle shape. How to make trees or christmas trees out of paperback books. It might sound like a challenge, but this christmas tree craft is astonishingly simple since the advent of ebooks, we are starting to look at paperbacks in a. The many pins show the thought that goes into decorating the tree. Paperback book christmas trees are easy to make, plus they provide a whimsical touch to christmas decor, and are virtually free. My husband says if you can make a paper airplane, you can make these. How to make trees or christmas trees out of paperback. Folded book christmas tree book christmas tree, book. What an incredible piece of art can you create by just folding the pages of an old, unused book. Easy and beautiful diy projects made with old books 2017.
Eve henley and i june gilbank from planetjune started folding trees in june 2008, at a time when paper crafts were often neglected among modern crafters. Doyolla premium artificial snow flocked christmas tree 6feet, collapsible popup xmas pine tree for home holiday christmas decorations. Make a paperback christmas tree this decorative folded paperback christmas tree made from a paperback book is super cute, easy to make, and affordable. Why not reuse your old books and turn them into beautiful christmas trees. Dec 30, 2018 the simple way to add elegance to the season by making a christmas tree that can be used over and over. Full christmas tree christmas carol christmas crafts christmas decorations xmas tree folded book art book folding crafty projects art projects. How to make a origami christmas tree folded book art. I havent thought to do this at m home but it would look really nice on my dining room table christmas morning. A typical soft cover book of at least 200 pages makes a nice, full tree. Create fabulous christmas 3d designs following our book folding templates. You can also upcycle an old candlestick for the base and an old dresser knob for the top. Book folding christmas tree craft room delights by. These folded book art christmas trees are really easy to make and look lovely on a mantlepiece or standing on the hearth next to a glowing fire. How to make folded paperback book christmas trees a tutorial.
Nov 23, 2012 fold the first 20 leaves of the book as if you are making a christmas tree. Nov 30, 2015 the napkin folding reminds me of when i worked at a restaurant. Christmas tree altered book book christmas tree, diy. Diy folded book christmas tree with gold foil star dreams. Continue folding pages as you did for the tree until you are about 25 leaves from the end. Diy folded book christmas tree with gold foil star. But did you know theres a whole segment of people who make christmas trees out of books. To fold this 3d christmas tree, you will need one piece of paper. The addition of buttons and snowflakes makes it appear even more splendid. Start folding the pages by turning the right hand top corner of the page down to the spine of the book, as far as it will go, until you have a nice sharp fold at the top of the spine where the page is attached. After folding all the pages and removing the cover, used distress ink bundled sage on the edges to make the tree green then good old gliding wax, treasured gold aquamarine. Once the base was cut out, poke a hole in through the middle. Dec 1, 2014 if youre in love with book pages and love making easy doable homemade gifts and home decor. I have found that these book trees take twice as long to fold during the second half because the amount of folded pages building up makes.
Once it became dry i glued the starfish to the pinnacle. Types of christmas trees creative christmas trees christmas tree crafts xmas tree christmas tree decorations handmade christmas holiday crafts christmas holidays christmas ornaments. In december 2009, we decided we had accomplished our mission to bring modern, stylish paper crafts to the world, and the site remained online as an archive from 20102015. Then you can leave it as it is or, as in my case, decorate it a little. Folded book art paper book up book old book pages do it yourself buch book page crafts altered book art book folding patterns book sculpture diy, do it yourself, tutorial with template for christmas tree book sculpture instant download a complete guide which will. I found this top image on facebook but hit the jump for 11 more prime examples of christmas book trees. Book tree tutorial fun christmas decorations, christmas diy. Now fold the same sheet again in the same direction so that the outer edge of the sheet lines up with the spine of the book as shown below.
Remove the books covers entirely, but leave the binding intact. To start, carefully, but firmly remove the cover of the cover of the book from the pages. Follow this easy book folding pattern to make a cute christmas tree. See more ideas about book christmas tree, book tree and christmas. Lap book 1 levenger 2 memorial day 1 menu planner 4 mini album 114 mini album book paper bag gatefold spring break vacation 1 mini album book recipe cricut 2 mini album book tutorial recipe 3 mini album envelope tag book 2 mini album paper bag 8 mini album purse 1 mini album tag book 3 mini album tutorial 67 mini album. You can easily make a tree in less than 30 minutes. You may replace the burlap ribbon with a colorful satin ribbon if you desire. Try this easy step by step tutorial to make christmas trees from your old books. This stepbystep video shows you how to make your own cone shaped tree by just folding the pages of a book. Dec 05, 2018 this folded book christmas tree is so easy to make and you do not need to buy anything. Hey, its christmas house tour week all over blogland. Dec 08, 2010 folded christmas trees ok, so i know that this may be an older technique, but it is new to me and i love it when i saw this, i was amazed, how simple and beautiful a simple fold can be.
A typical soft cover book of at least 200 pages makes a. Its even a great craft to do with your kids, although i recommend letting an adult do the cutting with the exacto knife. Paperback book christmas trees an extraordinary day. The napkin folding reminds me of when i worked at a restaurant. This is a super easy project to do while listening to an audiobook or the tv. Dec 17, 2019 diy folded book christmas tree with gold foil star. I had a starfish i deliberate to apply for the pinnacle, so sprayed that too. Dec 20, 2014 really like giving books a new lease of life and love book folding.
Looking for a simple, lowcost, outoftheordinary way to add pizzazz to your christmas decor. This year, ive been making christmas trees by folding the pages of old books and magazines. Paperback christmas tree book christmas tree, christmas. The cover was torn and it was a rather trashy book, so no harm done. Book folding pattern, bookami, christmas 840 pages420 folds, free book folding tutorial, instant download pdf, christmas, diy craft gift bookami 4. You can use an old or a new book, it doesnt really matter.935 289 1401 83 109 430 433 361 746 1204 1504 1300 1253 391 1073 1232 1254 1113 24 990 693 1265 441 1471 310 993 345 1246 845 721 285 466 1492 876 783 1211 1282 776 1512 931 668 996 172 776 1149 951 1192 433 1092