Saturday, 20 December 2014

Book Folding Christmas Tree

Old Paperback book gets a new life as a Christmas Tree

Another of my book folding projects
really like giving books a new lease of life and love book folding. So many people can't believe its a book.
After folding all the pages and removing the cover, used distress ink bundled sage on the edges to make the tree green then good old gliding wax, treasured gold Aquamarine.
Glued the pearl trim on and put the star on the top.
Placed the tree on a small glass dish for a base.
Entering these challenges;
Thanks for visiting,xx


  1. Hi Samantha, I am loving your paper folded Christmas tree!! they look so complicated these paper book projects I keep seeing but I am told they are easy. Just Beautiful.
    Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Amanda

  2. That is stunning! I really want to do one of these altered book projects. Thanks for entering this one into the Lisa B Designs challenge.

  3. This is amazing Samantha, very clever! Love it. Thanks for following my blog, appreciate that. Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. Gorgeous tree! Love the folding and the pretty sparkly trim! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes!

  5. Love this Samantha...must find some old books and try this. Carol x

  6. This is fabulous Samantha, but have a go of this myself.
    Linda xxx

  7. such a cool idea - thanks for sharing <3

    feel free to enter my blog candy - here's the link:

    Happy Holidays <3

    xo, Martina

  8. Holy cow! This tree is GENIUS! I'm a former librarian and an English major, so I always feel sort of traitorous when I destroy books (even boring ones that I know no one will ever read). But your tree is so whimsically wonderful that I couldn't feel bad about the book being re-purposed! In fact, I admire the way that you gave new life to these book pages and was happy to see them transformed so skillfully. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing this amazing piece of art with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  9. These paperback book trees were popular in the late '60's and '70's. People made them with Readers Digest monthly magazines. I always did want to make one. Your project looks so neat and pretty.

  10. Very nice! Congrats for your spotlight at Simon Says Stamp.

  11. Wow! What a fabulous project. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge.

  12. Fabulous folded book! I love to see book folding like this but have never dared try it myself, I'm sure I would never get anything looking as good as this! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics ~ Steffi :o) xx

  13. A wonderful folded book, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us over at Altered Eclectics. Hugs, Erin xx