Monday, 15 December 2014

Magazine trees

     Hello and welcome to the mid month inspiration for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra. We are a monthly challenge where you can enter anything you have created as long as it has a Christmas theme.
     These trees are quick and easy to make, all you need is a magazine with around 80 pages or more, with no spine, just folded and stapled.
     Begin by folding the pages to bring the top edge to the centre and crease, then fold the creased edge to the centre. Tuck in the small point of page that is sticky out at the bottom flush with the bottom of the page and move on to the next page. Continue all through the magazine until you have a folded cone shape.
     Once the cone is finished dab PVA glue along the outer ridges and roll in glitter. It shows more in the reflection on the table in this photo than on the trees and it looks great in the evening in artificial light.
     The little star on the top is made with glitter paper and origami folding. Both the tree and the star can be found as tutorials on you tube. This is something you could make with children, it's inexpensive, simple but effective and when Christmas is over it can be recycled.
     Come and join us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra with any of your last minute seasonal makes, we'd love to see them.

I would like to enter these trees in the following challenges:
Splendiferous Creations - Christmas Ornaments
Crazy Catz - Last Minute Christmas
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Urgently needed Christmas Creations
Sugar Creek Hollow - Not A Card


  1. Loved your makes today - inspired me to have a go myself ...... and posted on my own blog (linked to yours since it was your idea first today!)

    Thanks for that, Seasons Greetings


  2. Super creations, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  3. Wonderful folded trees. Thank you for sharing them with us at SCH as well.

  4. This is beautiful and a great idea to make.
    Thanx for playing in our final challenge at SCH. Hugs Plony.

  5. Lovely and perfectly made X-mas decoration (and so eco!), beautiful entry to our 'Last minute X-mas' challenge at Crafty Catz. Thank you for playing with us and good luck in the draw!
    Anna xxx

  6. These are lovely inspiration for CHNC challenge extra and thanks for sharing for my CHNC 207 x


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