Christmas Book Tree

While cleaning out a drawer, I found an old Webster’s Dictionary and went to toss it – and then grabbed it back out of the trash.  I decided it could become a Christmas tree!  After Googling around a bit, I came upon this tutorial and gave it a try – and here it is!

I added the chunky Champagne glitter to the edges using Tombow Purpose Glue.  Because I was afraid I’d run out of the glitter, I also mixed in some clear.  (I would not have run out – but I do like the look)

To finish my tree I glued it on a wooden spool that was wrapped with Champagne Glimmer paper and tied an organdy bow.  On the top I hot glued a small ornament.  I can’t wait to make more!  Hugs, Fran

Updated: November 17, 2013 — 5:02 pm


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  1. What a pretty tree! Love the idea. Thanks for sharing. I think the chunky glitter is just perfect!

  2. Wow! This is upcycling at its finest! Love it.

  3. Love your tree; I’m going to check out the link. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love your finished tree!! I’ve been thinking about adding glitter, etc. to some that I do this year, too. Glad you found the tutorial helpful. Thanks for sharing the link!! 🙂

  5. This is a beautiful Christmas tree, I am going to my bookcase to find an old book, no longer wanted, and make it into a beautiful tree, thanks for sharing!!!!

  6. Great job! Love your version of this tree.

  7. This is beautiful! I remember making similar trees out of TV Guides when I was kid:-)

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