Bibliophile's Christmas Tree: 5 Steps (with Pictures)Do you want to have a nice Christmas mood, without endangering the local fauna and flora? Wouldn't be nice to have a Christmas tree that shows your love for nature and knowledge? Do you have a big collection of books stashed away somewhere, collecting dust? Your problems are solved! Now you can do your own Bibliophile's Christmas Tree! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
CRAFTING - DIY CHRISTMAS TREE MADE OUT OF MAGAZINE
Bibliophile's Christmas Tree
Like many book lovers, most of your books probably sit on shelves waiting to be read again. This Christmas tree made out of books is a great way to display your collection and show some holiday spirit at the same time. Not to mention, the teardown is quick and easy! If you are a book lover, you will adore this Christmas tree constructed completely from books. Check out how to recreate your own below. The best part of a Christmas tree made out of books is that you can be creative, and create a uniquely styled tree specific to you and your books! The larger the circle you make to start the base, the wider your tree will be.
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. Spray-paint.
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Christmas Tree(s) ( DIY FROM OLD MAGAZINES )
Choosing a fake Christmas tree over the real deal is no longer a faux pas—now it's a way to show off your crafty side. This Christmas, people are building DIY trees using everything from wine bottles to tree branches to cookie tins , but our inner bookworms are obsessed with these trees made out of stacks of novels. Watch the following video below to get the step-by-step instructions for building your own book tree, then read on to find eight more creative ideas we spotted ranked in order from hard to so-easy-anyone-could-DIY-it. If you want to attempt to build a massive Christmas tree out of books—like this nine-foot version at the University of San Francisco's Gleeson Library —you're going to need a lot of books and something in the center like a table to stabilize it so it doesn't get knocked over. While this book tree at the Houston Public Library is smaller, the topper requires some serious crafting skills.
You will need between pages — this is going by the books printed page numbers. Look for books with a soft-glued spine rather than a hard spine which may crack. I found that classics published by Penguin are excellent for this project because the spine glue is bendy and the paper is a good quality for folding. I have seen some versions of this project where the amount of pages needed is cut off the book, then the pages are folded, but I prefer to keep the book whole and cut the folded pages off after I have enough folded pages. Also, having the height of the whole book is a handy space to push the folded pages into when you get a bulk of folded pages. I have found that these book trees take twice as long to fold during the second half because the amount of folded pages building up makes progress slower, and it takes even longer if you stop to read the book!