DIY Book Page Christmas Trees
I have such a fun and easy Christmas DIY for you today!!
I had these cones we've used in previous years on our fireplace and this year I really wanted to dress them up a little differently. My only goal with these was to buy nothing and use whatever I already had laying around the house! So here's what I did...
- book page (I used an old book I had thrifted)
- lots of glue sticks
Let's get into it!
I started by heating up my glue gun and prepping a bunch of torn pages of paper. I wanted my torn pages to be somewhat uniform in size. The first batch I ripped up looked like this...
I quickly learned that the closer I could tear the book pages into squares the better it looked. With a little practice I ended up with ripped sections that looked like this.
Much better! You could also cut your pages, but I love the added character that the torn pages added. Once I had quite a few pieces torn I started hot gluing them onto the bottom of my cone. I did one row perfectly straight overlapping slightly to completely cover the bottom row.
Once I finished the first row, I started gluing the next row, this time turning the torn square vertically so it looked like a diamond.
This gave it a Christmas tree leaf/limb effect. I layered rows like this all the way to the top. Once I got to the top I wrapped a few squares carefully around it making sure to glue it down all the way.
Once everything was glued down I thought it was missing something...
As I shared this project on Instagram Stories someone recommended curling up the edges so I decided to give that a try!
It took a bit of time going around to each "leaf" and curling it upward. But after I did that it definitely made the tree so much more special looking!
I love how this project turned out (and it was FREE)! I plan to eventually use these cone trees on our fireplace, but for now I stuck them in the dining room. They actually look so pretty in here. I would love to buy some more craft cones and potentially make some more, maybe even some smaller ones!
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