If you’re not a crafty person, I’m about to change that. I can’t imagine not making DIY decorations during the holidays. I turn on some Christmas music, keep hot cocoa going and jump in on some cute decor or ornaments for Christmas. Anyone can make these beautiful Christmas trees, as long as you can fold, fold, and tuck under. They’re seriously that easy to make. I’ve been making these for years and I always get compliments on them. Because I live in an apartment with limited storage, I throw them out each year and make new ones during December. These trees can be decorated or displayed as is. I added candle holders as a stand under mine this year. I will remove the candle holders when I throw them away of course. If you plan to keep your trees, you can use a permanent glue for the tree stands. I used Elmer’s Glue for mine.
I subscribe to several magazines so I always have plenty to use and plenty to spare. I gave a handful to my neighbors kids and taught them how to make their own trees. They did a great job although they only used on magazine per tree. I use either 2 magazines or 1 paperback book to make mine. like a nice full tree.
Gather your magazines or paperback book.
To start with, you’re going to fold the cover down, like so. This is one of three steps you need to do to make your easy paper trees.
Next, your going to fold this again. Step two and you’re almost to the end of the steps.
Now open that page and fold the flap. Now, tuck it into the folds. Step three and you made it to the end of the steps.
Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Now keep doing that until you finish your 2 magazines.
Once you glue the magazines together, you can paint, add glitter, glue on some small decorations or just leave as is. You can use chunky round pieces of wood, candle holders, or whatever you can dream up for the stand if you choose to add a stand.
If you make any of these, please let me know. I’d love to see your creations.
Care to share? Please use the below image and pin to your D.I.Y, crafts, or, Christmas board.