Discover how thrifty blogger Cass Bailey from www.frugalfamily.co.uk put her festive spin on our handmade paper Christmas tree decorations using illustrated pages from a children's book.
You will need
- Pages from a large children’s storybook
- A triangle template made from card (about 10x20 cm)
- Silver card or card covered with kitchen foil
- Glue stick
- Sticky tack
- Red string beads
Using your template, cut out six triangles from the book paper.
Fold each triangle shape in half and make a crease down the centre.
Pile all six triangles on top of one another and staple down the centre fold. Bend the triangles so the pages are evenly spread out.
Using silver card (or foil-covered card), cut out a star shape. Then, cut out another star shape from your book page and stick it on to the silver card so you’re left with a thin border. Stick this onto the top of the paper tree.
Finally, finish by wrapping around red string beads and gluing in place. Use sticky tack to secure the paper tree to a table or shelf, or mount it on a candlestick holder.
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