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
- Gold glittery card
- Glitter glue
- Thin tinsel
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.
Now fold the page again into the spine as before
Carry on folding pages until you have your desired Christmas tree shape
You can fold the bottom corners of the book or cut them off if you prefer. I folded them.
Make sure your book can stand up. Bend the cover pages back if needed to make it stable
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.
Using the glitter glue, put dots of different colours all over the pages.
Let it dry and then your folded book Christmas tree will be ready to display 🙂
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