Oh, Christmas Tree!

Good morning! It is a glorious morning here, the sun has just risen over the mountains and it is sparkling on the new fallen snow. It looks like a pretty Christmas card. I have so much to show you and instead of one very long post I have broken it down into several. Here is the link to my first Christmas post.  A Christmas Welcome.

Today I want to share with you my Christmas Tree and tell you about the ornaments that I have made for it. I have spent very little money on my Christmas decor this year and that’s what my blog is all about. Having a beautifully decorated home for pennies.  As I said in my last post I have chosen blue and red for my holiday colors. I always like to be different and try new things.

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Three Christmas Trees

Hello dear friends I have three great DIY trees to share with you, their fun, easy, and inexpensive to make. My grandchildren even helped me to craft them.

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The first tree is made from old paper back books. I’m sure you can make them from any old book or thick magazines such as old Reader Digest magazines.

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First of all take the cover off the book, then count out 30 pages and separate from the spine. You will need two of these. Make sure the pages are still hooked to the spine. Then fold the top pages in toward the center, like above.

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Fold them down one more time. As shown.

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You will have a little edge down at the bottom. Fold and tuck under. I didn’t do this the first time but tucking them under the page it will hold them better and it will not stick out. Do this to both 30 page sections, then glue them together. If you wish to add glitter do so before you glue the two sections together. Hold the pages together add small about of glue to the book edges and dip into glitter, then glue the two sections together.

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This is how it will look after it is done.

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I bought this old tree for .50 at a thrift store to see if I could make it look like a feather tree. I removed some of the branches and wound some of them together. I left it green because I wanted it for a forest scene.

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This is how it looks after I finished. I put some antique bells on them.

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I like the way it turned out.

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The third tree my three-year old Granddaughter helped me with. I used a tree form, then covered it in ruffled fabric, secured with hot glue. You can cover it in anything. Then we used vintage buttons for the ornaments.

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Here is how it looks when we finished. I never let the kids use the hot glue!

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I use it in a cute little wooded scene on my table with a wooden Santa and a rusted can with white branches in it.

I believe that with a little imagination you can create anything LOVERLY!

((WARM HUGS)) Jo

Thanx to all my dear friends!

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