Thursday, December 15, 2011

Martha's Magazine Christmas Trees

A few weeks ago, I was perusing my girl, Martha's website and came across a crafty (and cheap) Christmas decoration.

If you're like me, you have a lot of magazines laying around and even more so now due to the holidays, so this is a perfect way to recycle something that you'd eventually end up tossing.

Magazine Christmas Trees

Tools and Materials
Old Magazines of any size
Gold, Silver, or Clear spray paint
Glitter in desired colors
Bone Folder (optional)

Magazine Trees How-to
1. Open magazine and bend to break spine.
2. Fold individual page from top right corner to inside seam. Fold same page from bottom right edge to gutter.
3. Fold bottom triangle of each additional magazine page up, making the bottom of the tree flat. Then, fold top of all pages down to form tree shape.
4. Spray-paint folded tree desired color. Immediately sprinkle glitter over wet pain. Let dry.

I ended up not spray painting my tree because 1. I didn't have any paint and/or glitter handy and 2. A and his friend both agreed they liked the look of it without it. We all agreed it looked more "festive" our way.

Here is an example of before, during, and after (mine looks like the middle picture):


Happy Crafting!

Till next time-


  1. This is so cute!!! I have zero surfaces left to decorate in my tiny apartment but if I did this would be on my crafting list haha!