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!


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

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

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


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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!

  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 :)

  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

  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/

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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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