Friday, December 2, 2011

DIY Christmas Tree out of a Book.......

I am so excited for Christmas.....I always feel like a big kid this time of year!

I've been doing some decorating, and I wanted to share how I made my book Christmas tree....

Here's a little step by step guide...hopefully I didn't make it too confusing because it really was sooo simple to make!

Step 1: remove front and back cover of your book, leave the binding so that it holds together
Step 2: fold the top corner to meet the binding
Step 3: fold the same page again to meet the binding

Step 4: fold and crease the little triangle that has formed at the bottom to make it level with the book
Repeat all of the above until you are happy with the fullness of your tree, I used about 200 pages, but I promise it went by quickly. Also, I used a large clip to hold the pages I had already folded together to make it easier to fold the next pages.
When your tree is all finished remove the rest of the unused book by cutting it away, then glue your first and last page together. I sponged on a little gold colored acrylic paint and then hot glued it to a brass candle holder....

To finish, I added a card stock snow flake that I covered with glitter, to attach it all I did was tape it to a tooth pick and pushed it down into the spine of the book

Now that it's all finished, do you want to see it on my mantle???

Did you find it...hehehe
Front and center, just as it should be :)
Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial!
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One Artsy Mama



  1. I adore this project! What a fun spin on using a book pages for a tree! I have got to try this technique! So adorable. And your Christmas decor is just lovely, all of it!

  2. Carmella, your mantle looks great and I love this book tree idea. I have seen it in a couple other places but the tutorials are not as clear as yours. Awesome - thanks.

  3. Carmella! I love it! You are too much, girl...what a pretty mantle and a great project. Awesome job. Wanna make one for me? ;) I can't bear to cut up my own books...the former English teacher in me just screams inside at the thought of it. SO glad you linked up at OAM! Have a great week!

  4. I love this, it looks great on the mantel

  5. Hi Carmella! I love the book page Christmas tree! I'm featuring you on my blog! Feel free to come grab a featured button! Thanks so much for linking up with us!


  6. I adore this!!! You definitely have made a follower out of me!

    I am running a 25 Days of Handmade Christmas series on my blog right now and I would love it if you would share with my readers! If you're interested, email me at


  7. I love this book tree. Your mantle looks fabulous!!


  8. Love this! I'm a sucker for old book crafts. Very pretty. I hope you're having a very Merry Christmas season!

  9. I used to make these from old Reader's Digest magazines when I was a kid!


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