November 21, 2011

An Unconventional Christmas Tree


200 + book pages rolled and glued to a heavy cardboard cone then attached to a wooden dowel.


And a 3D star for the topper.  If you missed the tutorial, click here.


Although the rolling and gluing were very time consuming, the hardest part of this tree proved to be the base.   My original idea of sticking the dowel in a piece of styrofoam and covering it with burlap, completely flopped.  It was top heavy.  So, I thought about it and experimented with different things and finally decided on some scrap wood I had laying around.  And guess what?  There was already a hole which was the perfect size for the dowel!! How lucky is that?  I spray painted it Rust-Oleum Metallic, sanded it down a little and my tree is now finished!  What do you think, good use of an old book?

16 comments:

Artsy VaVa said...

What a beautiful tree! I've seen rolled paper projects but nothing like this. Thanks for sharing.

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

This is darling! I making all of my ornaments and decorations with old book pages this year. This would be a great addition!

Marilyn said...

Oh wow, this is TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL.. I Love how creative you got with it.. Very stunning project.. I really hope to make this soon, I can't get over it ; )).. Loving your creative spot here. I am officially happily following ya with smiles.. I'm Marilyn and would LOVE for you to please link this wonderful feature to my Christmas linky party please. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/special-christmas-soiree1st-feature.html --wishing ya a great start to your week. TY

Bronwyn said...

This is lovely! Isn't it amazing what an old book can become? I may make a few of these in different sizes for my buffet. Thanks for the idea!

ReMadeSimple Kristina said...

I love this! I also made a paper tree but with curled up edges. I am addicted to making mini trees this year-great job!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com -- you were featured today!!

Pieced Pastimes said...

This is such a cute tree. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

So pretty! What a great, creative twist on the classic Christmas tree. I'd be thrilled if you came and linked up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

~Jen

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Love, love, Love this!!! Gotta pin it!!

bonniegetchell said...

This is so adorable! Found you through the Ask Anna link up! :-)

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

.Cookin.Crafts. said...

WOW!!! That is such an amazing idea! I'm totally going to do this!

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

Love, love, LOVE!!! I also doing a lot of paper Christmas decor, this is perfect! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I would love for you to come link up today at Passionatelyperfect.com! Your newest fan!!

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

Your tree is so cute!! I featured it on my blog. Come by and check it out if you have a minute!

http://www.freestylinbeth.com/2011/12/book-page-tree.html

Kristie said...

What a neat tree!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Totally love it! I am featuring this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

ArtGirl said...

this is SO CUTE!! very clever idea.

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