Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Up-cycled Catalog Trees: DELUXE EDITION

Yesterday I showed you how to make Up-cycled Catalog Christmas trees.  

Today, I'm going to show you how to take those regular trees (left)and make them DELUXE! (right).
**It should be noted here that in my country "deluxe" is a synonym for "has Glitter on it."

Beginning at Step 4 from yesterday's project with the catalog completely folded into standard tree form-
Next begin folding the bottom corners of each page up toward the spine of the catalog.

**Fold in about 2 inches, leaving enough space at the bottom of the catalog for the tree to form a base to stand on.**

Continue folding each page until you have something resembling this:

And finally, get out your Glitterin' kit:
  • mod podge (or Elmer's glue)
  • Glitter (Random Disco or otherwise)
  • a paintbrush

Put a thin layer of glue on the top of your tree.

Dump a mess of Glitter on there,
shake off the extra aaaaaand....'re done! 

Now all you have to do is find the perfect place to display your creation.  Mine made a brief appearance on this shelf before settling in as the table centerpiece. 

Beautiful.  And more importantly easy!

***Sister thought it was important to mention here that you can also paint your trees.  Spray paint would be your best option but if you have a catalog tree made from non-shiney paper like the one below, a simple tempera paint would work just fine.***

Happy Crafting!
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