Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees

Well … I’m officially in the Christmas mood!  We just got a bunch of snow up here in Minnesota, so I decided to embrace it … and start my Christmas decorating early.  Why not??

It’s Katie from View From The Fridge back this month with a fun craft to get you ready for the holiday season … Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees!

Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees  |  View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

Last month I was here sharing my Book Page ‘Boo’ Banner for Halloween.  I’ve also made Book Page Pumpkins, Book Page Watercolor Art, Book Page Easter Egg Chicks, and even a Book Page Backdrop for a recent Book Themed Baby Shower.

I explained why we love book page crafts around here so much last month, but let me refresh your memory …

Rustic Glam Book Page 'BOO' Banner | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

The work of one slightly mischievous dog.

We have a dog that loves to eat books when she’s feeling mischievous.  Yep … she’s still doing it.  More books have fallen victim to her since my post last month, so my book page collection is growing …

Anyway, if YOU happen to have this problem (doubtful, our dog Molly is one of a kind in many ways …), or if you just have some old books that are in poor condition (or you just don’t want anymore), here’s a fun craft for the holidays!

I happened to have everything I needed on hand for this project, so it was FREE!!  FREE, my friends!  Can’t beat that, huh?  I’m a bit of a craft supply hoarder, however, so you may need to go pick up a couple supplies if you’re thinking about making some of these scrappy trees.  But this still should be a very inexpensive project!

SUPPLIES

You’ll need:

  1. Birch slices … I actually hand cut mine from a Birch log, but craft stores also sell these.

    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

    BIRCH SLICES

  2. Cloth Stem ‘floral’ wire

    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

    CLOTH STEM FLORAL WIRE

  3. Book pages
  4. Scissors
  5. Square punch (optional … I actually ended up not using this and just cutting out the squares).

    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

    BOOK PAGES, SCISSORS, AND/OR SQUARE PAPER PUNCH

  6. Drill with small bit
  7. Ribbon for the top

PROCESS

  1. If you have a birch log, cut your slices for the base of your trees

    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

    CUT YOUR BIRCH PIECES FOR THE BASE

  2. Drill a small hole in the center just big enough for your floral stems

    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

    DRILL SMALL HOLE IN THE CENTER

  3. Set you stem in place in the base.

    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

    ADD STEM

  4. Next, cut a bunch of squares out of your book pages in a variety of sizes.  These squares do not need to be perfect … eyeballing it is totally fine!

    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

    CUT A BUNCH OF BOOK PAGE SQUARES OF VARYING SIZES

  5. Begin adding the largest squares on the bottom of your stem, and then gradually add smaller and smaller squares as you go up.
    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

    ADD YOUR SQUARES … LARGER ONES ON THE BOTTOM, SMALLER AS YOU GO UP!

    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

  6. Add a ribbon bow on the top to finish it off, and you’re done!

    Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

    DONE

That’s it!

Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

Make a pair or a trio of Scrappy Little Trees for your holiday decor this year!

Scrappy Book Page Christmas Trees | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

Now, I want to know … any snow where you are yet?  Are you decorating for Fall still or have you also broken out the holiday decor?

Well, thanks for having me here today!  I’ll be back next month with more craftiness, but in the meantime, I’d love for you to stop by and say ‘hi’ at View From The Fridge!

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. This just happened to correspond to when they purchased their current home. She wanted a place to share their updates, projects, lessons learned, and all her DIY crafts. Her husband is a Financial Advisor, therefore all of their projects are always on a budget (which is usually a lot less than she would prefer … but she loves a challenge). Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she's not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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Comments

  1. These are cute! I love that the book was already damaged. I love book crafts but can never bring myself to just rip up a book. Only if it’s already damaged can I even consider it!