Tutorial making magazine trees

My friend Izzy posted a link for some wonderful trees on the Martha Stewart site.  They are quick – mine didn’t take too long – and for what they are I think they are quite amazing, all you need is an old magazine, or even an old book that wasn’t a very good read (!) a bone folder if you have one and I have used some glitter spray.
It is a simple case of stage 1, folding the right hand page over into the spine…. 2011-12-03+15.43.40

Stage 2, fold the page again into the spine, so you end up with a ‘tie’ shape.  I did this for each page rather than doing stage 1 for all the pages and then going back for stage 2.

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Stage 3, tuck the ends under so you get a flat bottom to make the base (or you can just fold it up and not tuck it in, it’s your choice).

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Then if you have some glitter spray, give it some glitter (in a well ventilated room if you are using spray).

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And there you have it, your tree.  Shame you can’t see the sparkle so much.  I’m not quite finished, the glitter itself is coming out to play 🙂

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For the complete Martha Stewart video, please click here.

 

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