Recently my husband and I were out shopping, and I saw some book page trees that I fell in love with. However, they were REALLY expensive! So, I studied them a little, and decided to try a make them myself. I gathered the supplies I needed, and went to work. I bought two styrofoam cones, and two small urns to put them in. For the book pages, I used an old book I already had. When I added up that I had spent less than $15.00 for the supplies, I seriously was proud of myself for not buying the ones in the store (they were $65.00 for 2 trees). I started by tearing out pages that had words covering the whole page. Then, I started cutting triangles out of the pages. During this process, I decided to keep the remaining row attached so I could glue it on as a strip to save time. I used the other triangles to fill in gaps so that there wouldn’t be any styrofoam showing. I attached my book triangles with hot glue.
Just layer and layer until you have the cone covered. I covered the top with a round piece of book page and then covered it with triangle cut outs. Adding the extra triangle book pages helps the tree look more layered, and not just having lined up rows. After I had glued all the pages on, I used my fingers to gently ruffle and curl up the book page triangles so they weren’t laying so flat. For the last step, I sprayed my trees with iridescent glitter spray paint. (I didn’t take a picture of that step, because I may have gone outside and sprayed them at 10:30 at night.) Then, after they dry, put them in any container you choose. It was really easy, and I did two trees while I watched a Hallmark Christmas movie. I am pleased with how they turned out!
They added such a great touch to my dining table vignette.
I used greenery, burlap ribbon, large snow tipped pinecones, and several angels from around my house. The crown was a gift from my sweet friend who owns her own store. I really need to do a feature post about her shop.
I added greenery and this angel to my rustic birdhouse.
I set everything on a turquoise, runner layered with a red runner for Christmas color.
I also wanted to share my built in China cabinet that is behind my dining table. Every year, I tell myself I’m not going to go nuts with my Christmas decor, but I end up doing it anyway. We were iced in for several days, so I needed something to do!
Hope you will give the book page trees a try. I love mine!
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