If you want a simple, relaxing Christmas craft to make this holiday season, this DIY Recycled Magazine Christmas tree is a fun little project that even the kiddos can make.
I love the simplistic look of this tress. The variety of colors and text you get from the magazine pages add so much charm to your home and just make me smile. I also like the fact of recycling materials.
Magazine Christmas Tree Items & Materials Needed
Another plus for this project is you don’t need a lot of supplies and materials.
- Magazines of all sizes can be used (my favorite size is the Reader’s Digest, and Prevention Magazine) It’s nice to have a variety of sizes sitting by each other.
- Tinsel Pipe Cleanser (optional for star)
Magazine Christmas Tree Instructions
Start with the first page of the magazine. Fold the top edge of the page over to line up with the binding edge. Make a crease with your fingers and fold the creased edge over again to line up with the binding edge.
Flip the folded page over to the left side. Take the pointed part of the page over so it lines up with the bottom of the magazine.
Gently push on the fold, which will pop the folded page open so you can stuff the pointed edge inside.
Go to the next page and repeat this process until you have folded all pages. Depending on how big the magazine issue is, it will take approximately 30 minutes to an hour.
This is a great little project to do while watching a good movie!
Most children can handle this project and will enjoy the process. It’s quite relaxing actually.
Once you have folded all the pages, REMOVE THE FRONT AND BACK COVER.
Evenly space out the pages. Sometimes you will need to glue the front pages to the back page.
How to make a pipe cleaner star for the magazine Christmas tree
Fold the end of the pipe cleaner 1 inch from the end.
Fold it at 2 inches, and then four more times that size. (You should have 5 2-inch folds)
At the second fold, flip the ends to the left, then at the next fold, flip it to the right. Tuck the flipped section either under or over the wire you are crossing.
Flip the next fold over to the left and under or over the wire.
Adjust the star points and twist the ends together at the bend to form a complete star.
These little starts can be placed at the top of the magazine tree by sticking the ends into the middle of all the points of the folded magazine.
Make more stars to hang on the tree or as you can see in the picture above, I have hung it on an ivy wreath.
Simple projects are the best.
Grab a magazine, turn on a good movie, and cozy in and make a magazine Christmas tree!
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