As I’ve stated before, I love DIY projects for Christmas gifts. In addition to gifts, I enjoy DIY projects for holiday decorating as well. I’ve been meaning to fill you in on one of my favorite DIY Christmas projects for a while, and I’ve finally had time to do so! This project is SUPER easy and the Christmas trees look great! I have about 7 of them throughout my house. The best part? They’re made from magazines. Whether you use thick magazines (think “O” magazine), or catalogs you get in the mail, these Christmas trees make for fun, funky holiday decor!
Step 1: Break the spine of the magazine. You want it to be flexible.
Step 2: With the magazine facing you, fold the page from the top right corner. Begin by folding the front cover.
Continuing folding each page until the entire magazine is folded
Step 3: Beginning with the lower right point of the triangle you’ve created, fold each page of the magazine a second time. The pages will look diamond-shaped.
This is how the magazine will look after step 3:
It will be fairly thick
Step 4: There will be a small triangle at the bottom. Fold the triangle and tuck it into the folded paper above. This will transform your diamond into a triangle.
This is how your magazine will look after step 4:
TA-DAH! Your magazine Christmas tree is complete! While no tape is necessary, I tape the front cover and the back cover (not to each other, separately). They tend to want to come undone because of the thickness of the cover paper. From here you can leave your tree as is, or you can decorate it accordingly. Here are some trees from my house decorated in various ways. The possibilities are truly endless!
This tree was sprayed with adhesive, then sprinkled with glitter
The front 2 trees were spray painted with different metal tones
As a centerpiece for a gathering
I hope this has been helpful to you. I have enjoyed making these Christmas trees for years and they are always a fun conversation piece. These also store fairly well, so at the end of the season you can just fold them down and put them away until next year!