Monday, November 26, 2012

Vintage Book Page Christmas Tree

 
 
This is a Christmas tree I made last year out of vintage book pages.  It was really simple but very time consuming.
 
Start with a styrofoam cone - a size of your choice - and start cutting out squares of vintage book pages.  I used squares about 1 1/2".  Starting at the bottom, scrunch the square up in the middle and put a straight pin thru the center.  I dip the pin point in white glue and insert in the cone.  Go around the bottom and work your way up.
 
When you get finished, check it over to see if you have any bare spots.  If so, just add another square and work it in.
 
When I finished, it needed something on the top. So, I went to HL and found this topper in the miniature section.  I covered it with the book pages.  You must cut the pieces very SMALL and use Mod Podge and gently work the pieces down until it is all smooth. 
 
These would be so cute if you made several in different sizes and made an arrangement.
 
NOTE:  The very, very old book pages are really brittle.  You are much better off using a newer "old" book.  You can tell immediately because it will break when you scrunch it.
 
Enjoy!!
 
Till next time, Judy
 


8 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Judy this is really lovely. I don't think I have the patience to do this!
hugs, Linda

Cozy Little House said...

It's gorgeous, Judy!
Brenda

The Boston Lady said...

What wonderful project! Well worth the effort, I say. Just lovely. Ann

Bev said...

That looks amazing! I wonder if you could use fabric...hum...

You are so talented!

Cheery wave!

Bev

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I can see how this could take forever, buy my goodness is it beautiful! You are such the clever one Judy, I always love seeing what you have created :)
xo, Andrea

jenclair said...

Your tree is really beautiful, and I can see that it would be time-consuming, but definitely worth the effort.

Dewena Callis said...

This tree is beautiful, it will be an heirloom someday. I'd keep it displayed year round.

Keeping it Cozy said...

That is so gorgeous! Paper projects can be time consuming, but I think this was a project well worth the time!

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