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Old Book Page Trees

I have seen so many uses for old book pages and I wanted to create something myself. I started by finding an old book and shredding a few dozen pages.
Next I bought a foam tree form at that Dollar store. 
Then I wrapped a piece of double sided tape about 3/4" from the bottom.
Then I took the strips of the book pages and stuck them to the tape.
I repeated this process all the way around the cone and learned to overlap them just a bit so as to get better coverage. Once this was done, I started anew row about 1/2" from the first one and did the exact same process as before. Once I got to the top, I cut a circle of book page to cover the top of the cone.
I was almost done but it still needed a few tweaks.
As you can see it looks a little like Cousin It and needs to be trimmed. So I randomly cut the strips and wrinkled a few to make it look more like a tree.


Lastly I added a gold vine star to complete the project.
You can still see a little of the foam at the bottom and to change this I might either cover the bottom with a page piece or paint it the same color as the paper. Either way it was super fun to make and not too expensive either! Enjoy!

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  1. Great tutorial and sweet little Christmas tree! Very creative indeed!

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  2. Hi Janet...this looks so cute! I've been doing alot with old book pages and sheet music myself!

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  3. Now this is a really cute idea and so simple!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. When you think you have seen everything that can be done with book pages, then you show me something new. I love this unique, yet simple design. It has a lot of impact and provides a primitive look to the Christmas decor. Thank you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  5. Cute!! I have a theatre background, and I think these would work well onstage (in a much bigger format, of course!) Thanks for linking up to Tell Me Tuesday at Vintage Pollyanna! http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/2010/11/antiques-roadshow-tell-me-tuesday-link.html

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  7. What a darling idea! I love what you came up with. Thanks so much for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope you stop by again soon :)

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  8. Hi Janet. What a clever idea - These are super cute! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  9. Your tree is so cute and creative! Thanks for sharing, it's beautiful and simple :) I hope you can come visit me soon at http://loveiseverywhere.blogspot.com/

    Kate
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  10. What a great idea. This is a fun project and a great twist on the book page craze...thanks for linking up to tickled pink.

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