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Paper Tree Tutorial -Recycling Craft

Magazine Art - Paper Tree 
         Hi friends sharing a recycling craft - a desktop Paper Christmas tree made by recycling a magazine!
         Nothing gives me a kick more than a recycling craft! Here is the humble magazine I recycled.
Paper Tree Tutorial 
There are so many tutorials on magazine folding and I tweaked a tutorial by Innova crafts to make this Paper Tree. This one is pretty straightforward and very easy to get it right at your first go!
          
Paper Tree Tutorial
Take 2 pages of your magazine and fold the top and bottom corners as shown above.Keep folding every 2 pages of your magazine until you have folded all the pages.
Paper Tree Tutorial 
Once you have folded all the pages of your magazine, take out your glue gun and apply a generous line of glue along the central part of your magazine. Take a folded page and roll it inwards and stick it .
Paper Tree Tutorial
In this step take care you follow a roll and stick motion  and not a folding motion.Do the same for all your pages and your tree will take shape!
Paper Tree Tutorial
         In case you want to paint your tree, the easiest way is to use spray paints. I prefer Bosny acrylic paints as they dry so much quicker and give more vibrant colors compared to cheaper brands but the disadvantage is that these are not exactly kid safe and are best used outdoors. This particular tree was spray painted by my hubby!!
Altering a Magazine
After  the spray paint had dried, I gave it a nice spray with E6000 spray adhesive and sprinkled a little bit of lovely "sparkling dust" which was also used in the Sparkling Snowman project.
Magazine Folding Paper Tree
Love the gentle shimmer the glitter gave our tree!
Paper Tree Tutorial
Added a few swirls of silver balls and glittery Spellbinders ornaments and silver floam stars and the transformation of the humble magazine to a gorgeous tree was complete!!
What do you say my friends ?

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful project. I love it!
    Valerija xx

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  2. Awesome project!! I love recycled projects and this one is a stunner!! The sparkly dust is a great addition. Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  3. What a wonderful idea! You wouldn't think this was just a humble magazine. Your hubby did a fabulous job spraying it (wish my hubby would join in with my crafting, then again maybe not :D ). The die cuts were perfect embellishments for your lovely tree. Great tutorial as always. Debra x

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  4. Hey Sonia! What an amazing recycled project! This is ingenious! Beautifully made Paper tree! Hope you are doing well! :)
    Suchi xx

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  5. Such a great idea ! It looks stunning !

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  6. This looks great. What a lovely tree from a magazine. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  7. Wow. Gorgeous as ever. Love how your hubby painted it. A great team effort. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Ohhhhhhhhhhh this is FABULOUS! I am LOVING that tree!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Just beautiful and wonderful tutorial. Will try this. Hugs

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  10. What a super cool project!! Thank you so much for the step-by-step tutorial! I must give this a go, when I have a bit of time! Have a wonderful day! Hazel xx

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  11. You are so clever and I just love your up-cycled tree with these gorgeous colors you've applied along with all of your finishing touches!! TFS!

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  12. A fabulous tree and a great tutorial too.
    Kath x

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  13. Superb idea! Tree looks gorgeous... I am just loving it.

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  14. WOW..Beautiful Sonia..just lovely..my Grandson made me an angel with wings many years ago and sprayed it gold with a ping pong ball head and pipe cleaner Halo..I still have her and she comes out every Christmas.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  15. Wow, this is stunning!! I never would have guessed it used to be a magazine!! The colors are beautiful!! I love how you decorated!! What a fabulous project my friend!! I love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa

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  16. Gorgeous recycled tree Sonia. I would never have thought of using a magazine to make one..loz

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  17. Beautiful work!! And wow! You've transformed a magazine into such a beautiful tree!! Kudos to your hubby!! Beautiful embellishments too! I always love the way you embellish your projects!

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  18. Love this. I really like the way it's painted with the different colors.

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  19. karenb21/1/17

    Great Centerpiece Idea (umbrella) for a Bridal or Baby Shower. Would look really cute with baby themed die cuts attached/hanging on to "umbrella."

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  20. wow!
    this is amazing!
    hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
    ≽ܫ≼

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  21. my son will definitely enjoy this. will share it to him sonia. thanks for sharing

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  22. Very beautiful tree, great recycling project! Love all its glimmer and the decorations make it fabulous!

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  23. Hi Dr Sonia,
    oh my word this is gorgeous and so very pretty too.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful tuttorial, and thank you for sharing it.
    Love the colours your husband painted it.
    Such great tree ornaments too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  24. Wonderful work and so very Christmassy.

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  25. How amazing! Your tree is beautiful and special. So cool that it is made from a magazine - so impressive!

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  26. How cute, Sonia! I've seen this project before, but NEVER with the techniques you have employed! REALLY GREAT colors, and so much sparkle with those cute ornaments, too! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the step by step directions, too! Happy Tuesday, Sonia! hugs, de

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  27. awesome Love the colours reminds me of candy cane !! It feels like christmas

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  28. Love this idea, such a pretty project!

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  29. Thank you for your lovely comment Sonia, for some reason you are not coming through on BLoglovin as you usually do and I had missed this and the one above post, that's something I don't wish to do, so was glad to see your name come up. Thank you.
    This is an amazing tree, love the inspiration, I must try and remember this for next Christmas, I'll add it somewhere safe (and lose it I expect) so perhaps you should add another nearer the end of the year to remind us LOL.
    Have a good week.
    Faith
    x

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  30. this came out fabulous!!

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  31. This is such a clever idea Sonia and so pretty. You haven't been appearing on my reading list for some reason. Barbxx

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