What would Handmade Christmas Gifts be without a handmade Christmas tree? Today's gift combines both the tree and the book page idea together.
You will need:
- Book to rip up
- Glue gun and hot glue sticks
- 12 X 15 cardboard
Again, I had to go to the store to find a book to rip up. Dollar General had Webster's Dictionary for only $1.25. This project only uses about a third of it, so stay tuned for more gifts using the book pages!
You could use a foam cone, but I'm too cheap to do that, so I decided to roll my own from the cardboard insert from my 12x15 Scrapbook pages. FREE is always good! I glued it together really good with the glue gun and then cut that bottom triangle off to make it stand up straight. This took me a couple of tries to get it straight.
I then took the cover off the book and used chocolate brown chalk to chalk up the edges of the pages.
Rip off one page at a time, roll it into a tube and glue it shut. then glue it to the bottom of the cone.
Keep going around the cone until that bottom of the cardboard doesn't show anymore. I even folded some of the pages in half and stuck them up from the bottom to get full coverage. At this point, my daughter said it looked like a pretty skirt!
Oh, somewhere in there, I decided that I needed to use that corner that I cut off to fill in the gap in the cone. It seemed a little unstable and rocking a little, so I just glued it in the gap.
It kinds of looks like a raggedy tree, so I just tied a bow at the top with a piece of thick twine. I put a dot of glue on that to hold it in place. What a cute gift to give, don't you think?
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