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Magazine Christmas Trees

Transform old magazines into glittered table-top trees with this easy -- and kid-friendly -- step-by-step process.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2009


  • Old magazines of any size

  • Gold, silver, or clear spray paint

  • Glitter in desired colors

  • Bone folder (optional)


  1. Open magazine and bend to break spine.

  2. Fold individual page from top right corner to inside seam. Fold same page from bottom right edge to gutter.

  3. Fold bottom triangle of each additional magazine page up, making the bottom of the tree flat. Then, fold top of all pages down to form tree shape.

  4. Spray-paint folded tree desired color. Immediately sprinkle glitter over wet paint. Let dry.

    Tip: Use a bone folder to smooth paper edges if desired.

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