Festive Paper Trees

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Steven got his inspiration for this DIY decoration from a holiday window display he saw while out Christmas shopping!

festive_paper_tree1.jpgMaterials

small piece scrap wood
drill
wooden dowel
glue
old books
X-acto blade
1/2-in. stack paper (containing sheets of varying sizes)
metal ruler

Method

  1. Drill hole in scrap wood the same diameter as dowel.
  2. Place dowel in hole and secure with dot of glue.
  3. Cut out pages from one or two large books.
  4. Create a small slit in the middle of each page and sheet of paper. (You can stack many pages on top of one another to complete this step quickly.)
  5. Beginning with the largest, place pages and sheets of paper onto dowel, one at a time. (This will give tree a more organic look.)
  6. Finish with topper of your choice. We used a homemade yarn ball.

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