Recycling magazines and junk mail into Christmas trees

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 10:30 AM

My funky little Christmas trees made by recycling magazines, books, and junk mail are making the rounds here in Ottawa. My friend Sean will be making these and displaying them in the window of Britton's magazine shop in the Glebe and a few days ago, when I showed the gals at High Jinx at 621 Somerset Street how easy they were to make. When I left the shop, both were busily folding magazine pages.  It's a very soothing craft and can be done while watching your favourite shows, making a call, or even waiting for a bus (although admittedly you might get a few odd looks).

If you want to learn how to make these and other delightful (and low cost) Christmas decorations, come to my Christmas workshops. I have one tonight at the Daily Grind Art Cafe on Somerset Street and will be holding 3 workshops starting on Nov. 17 at the Bloom Artisan Boutique on York Street. 

The 'trees' shown were made from magazines, junk mail, and old books. 

Categories: Christmas, Magazines and Newspaper, Paper

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Reply gebrichi
4:03 PM on December 11, 2015 
You can find directions here:
Reply Chris
10:10 AM on December 11, 2015 
Please post directions online for those of us not in Canada!
Reply Katy
6:19 PM on November 29, 2013 
Was there a link for directions? These look fun.

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