Folded Book Art Christmas Tree #24XmasCrafts Advent

Folded Book Art

I made a few folded book art Christmas trees from pre-loved books last year. They were for the charity shop where I volunteer in the book department. They were a big hit and I’ll be making some more this year. I made full Christmas trees and discarded the rest of the book that I didn’t need last year.

This year I’m making the tree inside the book and leaving the covers and extras pages intact.

Drop into your local charity shop and have a search for an old book if you want to give this tutorial a go. I’m using a copy of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to make mine so I can put in on my mantel this Christmas 🙂

I’m a bit of a collector of A Christmas Carol books. I can’t resist buying them when they’re donated to the charity shop!

You will need:

  • An old copy of A Christmas Carol
  • Glue
  • Gold glittery card
  • Glitter glue
  • Thin tinsel

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

Find out how many pages your book has and start a third of the way through. Fold the top corner of the page into the spine.

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

Now fold the page again into the spine as before

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

Carry on folding pages until you have your desired Christmas tree shape

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

You can fold the bottom corners of the book or cut them off if you prefer. I folded them.

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

Make sure your book can stand up. Bend the cover pages back if needed to make it stable

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

Now it’s time to decorate. I made a glittery star for the top of the tree and glued it on with hot glue. I then used hot glue to attach the tinsel.

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

Using the glitter glue, put dots of different colours all over the pages.

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

Let it dry and then your folded book Christmas tree will be ready to display 🙂

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

 

Tomorrow, for day 8 of my #24XmasCrafts advent we’ll be making more paper Christmas trees. We’ll be using pretty backing papers rather than book pages 🙂

To see all of the 24 tutorials, check out my Pinterest board

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