If you have children it’s likely you’ve seen these come home from school around the Christmas season, magazine Christmas trees are a favourite of teachers the world over! Now I’ve never made one of these before, but I wanted to give a magazine Christmas tree a try with a little Lindy’s twist.
- Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products
Starburst Sprays: Silent Night Silver & Steel Shimmer
Glitter: Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal, Steel Shimmer and Gag Me With A Spoon Gray
Embossing Powder: Pop Rocks Purple and Aurora Amethyst
- Magazine with uncoated pages (ie no gloss)
- Christmas Garland or beads
- Wooden Stars
- XPress It Clear Gel Glue
- Derivan – Mixed Media Adhesive
What I Did:
Begin with a magazine you are finished reading, it will work best if your magazine has uncoated (non-glossy) pages. Tear off the covers and beginning with the first page, fold the top right corner in towards the spine.
BUT a Lindy’s tree needs more bling,
so it’s time to decorate!
While the glue is still wet, sprinkle glitter over the top – I added both Steel Shimmer and Gag Me With A Spoon Gray
and Shabby Turbine Teal, on the smaller strands.
Place glitter coated balls on a nonstick surface until dry, this will create a slightly flatter side – which is useful when it comes to attaching the balls to the tree!
While all my other elements were drying I embossed a few small wooden stars using Pop Rocks Purple and Aurora Amethyst embossing powder.
Once all the elements were dry, I glued these onto the tree – this took the patience of a saint and was a bit fiddly, but I think the end result was worth it.
You can watch my whole process in the video below:
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season,