Hometalk.com

Hi There Here's how you can get the most out of your home & garden social network: Go home

Old Magazines turned into Christmas Trees using simple Origami

Don't know what to do with your old magazines? This is a simple, quick project (about an hour total), to turn a magazine into a Christmas Tree. See photos for the tutorial. This would be a great project for the kids because it's so easy!
38 Comments | Add a Comment Displaying 17 of 38 comments | See Previous
  • Donna
    Donna Redding, CA
    we used to do this with the old reader's digest in the 60's

    Love how crafts recycle!!

    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
    • Annette Choate
      Donna We always used readers digest for Christmas tree projects in Campfire girls too. Great memories!
      This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
      This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
    • Yvette Gerace
      Yvette Gerace Warren, MI
      Donna I'm 53 but we had a babysitter that was an artist in the late 60's too that would keep us 5 kids occupied with Readers Digest and made Christmas trees. It worked! She also made pin
      This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
      This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Grandy
    Grandy Indianapolis, IN
    50 years ago I used Readers Digest for this
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Debbie Maner
    Debbie Maner Villa Rica, GA
    Old TV Guides would be a good choice. Then you could donate those old magazines to nursing home, hospitals or libraries.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Elaine Simmons
    Elaine Simmons Florence, AZ
    I had forgotten all about these but sure brings back memories! I used the Readers Digest too!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Annette Choate
    Whats old is new idea again. Good memories
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Jan C
    Jan C Duluth, GA
    I agree with most, such good memories!!! We always used the Reader's Digest, then painted it green and then cut out decorations with constructions paper and glued on them! Such fond memories.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Gizelle Cooper
    Gizelle Cooper Richmond, TX
    I remember making this when i was a little girl.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Laura Sedlmayr
    Laura Sedlmayr Tampa, FL
    Yes, yes really did bring back some memories from when I was little...gonna have to revive this idea with the grandson!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Suzanne Giaimo
    Yup! Readers' Digests worked amazingly well. The shortness and thickness were just right!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Netta Russell
    Netta Russell Weaverville, NC
    The newer Readers Digests are so much thinner, i'm not sure it will work as well...but looking forward to trying some of these with the grandchildren!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Ruth H
    Ruth H Vicksburg, MI
    I used to make caroler "dolls" using a similar method of folding magazines, spray painting them, and placing a dowel rod in the center to hold the head on. I think the idea came from an issue of Better Homes & Gardens many years ago.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Pam Hearold
    Pam Hearold West Monroe, LA
    I remember making choir boys in grade school , and once as an adult & have always want- ed to every year .I remember still cutting yellow yarn for the hair ,Pretty simple & cheap too. only difference is folding each page 2 times ,4" s. foam ball on a
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Ginger viggiano
    Ginger viggiano Jacksonville, FL
    I REMEMBER MAKINGTHESE OUT OF THE SEARS CATALOG AND USED FOR DOOR STOPERS, THAT WAS A LOT OF PAGEWS, SO HEAVY TOO.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Brenda Wahlig
    Old telephone directories work, too!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Leah Johnson
    Leah Johnson Hastings, NE
    good way to occupy those hands when you are watching that movie on TV.. and also keep the children occupied while the weather is bad outside. take away the cell phone games etc and put them to work on a magazine.. they can be constructive and not
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
Leslie D

Related Posts

Continue browsing
Feedback