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?