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    Smile Paperback Christmas Tree

    This Christmas tree is very easy to make from an old paperback book. (use can easily use a readers digest) This is an old craft that I learned when I was in elenemtary school and my kids and I love to sit and make - I hope you find this useful and enjoy

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    paperback book
    wooden star
    gold, silver or green spray paint
    utility knife or sharp paring knife

    Choose a paperback book with a strong spine and remove the covers.

    Slice the spine with a sharp knife to separate the first 30 pages. This will make the first half of the tree. Begin folding the pages, From the outer most point inward First, fold the top right corner toward the spine to form a right angled triangle.Fold the triangle toward the spine again, The bottom edge of the page will overhang the bottom of the book. Fold the overhanging triangle at the bottom of the book back up to form a straight line along the the bottom of page.Repeat with all thirty pages and set aside.
    Use the knife to slice another 30 pages from the book. Turn this section so the spine is on the right, rather than left. Repeat the steps above to create a mirror image.Glue the two halves of the Christmas tree together and add a wooden star at the top.Spray paint the tree all over. You may need two or three coats for complete coverage.

    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    do you have picture of this project
    IT wolud be nice to see

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    This is really cool!

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    Hey Danghsia, I dont have a picture, I can see if my daughter will take a picture of the tree she made last Ill try
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    Default Re: Paperback Christmas Tree

    This sounds so easy. My sisters are coming Sat... I plan to surprise them with this craft. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Paperback Christmas Tree

    cool! hope you can post a photo of your artificial Christmas tree creation. btw, thanks for sharing the tips!

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    Hey yall!! No picture.....with all the moving - packing and loosing lots of things I wouldnt know where to put it......Since me and my BF are having a simply Christmas this year...this may be something we will do and I will see if I can get some pictures this time....lets see...

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    Not taking anyone's thunder away, but I have seen these done up and they are gorgeous. I googled paper back christmas trees for a picture to show you. While they may not be like faxonfives paperback christmas trees, the photo does give you an idea as to what they look like when completed. If I have stepped on someones toes, I apologize and won't do it again. Have a most blessed day my friends. Edna Tutorial: Paperback Christmas Trees - kayla aimee: only slightly neurotic

 

 
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