Well it’s officially the Christmas season, and so it’s time to add a holiday touch to our craft tutorials! Today we have a Bookpage Christmas Tree, and it’s so easy.
- an old book
- x-acto knife
- glue gun
- decorative paper (for star)
- glue stick
Using an x-acto knife, cut off the cover of your old book, then cut the book into 15-page sections (you will need two 15-page sections, making it a total of 30 pages).
Start with your book facing backwards. Fold the first page down, top-to-spine (A), and again so that the angle meets the spine (B):
Repeat this step until all the pages have been folded down, and snip off the extra over the bottom with scissors.
Do the same on your second 15-page section, but this time face the book the right way.
Using the decorative paper of your choice, cut out two star shapes, then glue them together with a glue stick (inserting a toothpick in between).
Finally, hot glue the spines together, with the star on top, and fluff the pages out:
Don’t forget to sign you & your kids (tweens & teens too) up for my mixed media art workshop, Winter Wonderland, where we will create beautiful winter-themed works of art, as well as simple Christmas decorations and gifts to give. Click on the image for more info.
Alisha Gratehouse is a minister’s wife, the mother of three awesome kids, and a mixed-media artist. Her days are filled with writing, creating, homeschooling, drinking tea, and encouraging others to live abundant and satisfying lives (John 10:10). She believes that everyone has a God-given purpose to fulfill, and that in order to fulfill that purpose, they must follow the passions and desires the Lord has placed in their hearts. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.