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ah! loving these little magazine christmas trees and how easy they are to make! i saw them on the blog green eyed monster and thought it was such an awesome idea for using old magazines. i of course have a ton of free people catalogs lying around so i thought… why not? i decided to use our november catalog since its nice and thick and i knew it would make a great tree.

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start by folding the first page over as pictured above.

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next fold the same page over again, and then fold up the part hanging over the bottom so that you have a straight edge along the bottom.

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repeat this step on every page of the magazine – i actually thought it was kinda cool to see how different pages looked folded together like a collage.

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once all your pages are folded, stand the tree up and spread out the pages until you’re happy with how it looks! and of course, the more the merrier :)

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LEW -December 15, 2010, 12:32PM

We used to make these in grade school art class! Once we were finished we would spray paint them with silver and gold glitter.

marla -December 15, 2010, 3:27PM

i just blogged about this too! the craft is from martha stewart (of course…that ole craft master!)

aurora -December 15, 2010, 3:28PM

Totally just did this while waiting for my students to finish their essay final. Now my desk is so very festive:)

Taylor -December 15, 2010, 3:47PM

Really neat! my only problem is that i dont want to accidentally make a mistake on one of my catalogs! :)

fionazhou201 -December 16, 2010, 9:03AM

Maybe it is better if we dye it into green color and little white spots.

StarrMerrie -December 29, 2010, 2:23PM

Too much fun, I made one for at work on my desk! Everyone likes it :D

Lucy -February 11, 2011, 7:18PM

i used to make these when i was a kid at school!

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