*TooT Tuesday* Upcycled Notebooks and Book Christmas tree

December 1, 2010 at 1:39 am 1 comment

I have a few teens on my Christmas list this year. They always seem to be the hardest to come up with ideas for me. I made these personal, upcycled notebooks last year and they loved them. Ok, so maybe a few adults will be getting them this year…we’ll have to see who’s on the good list. They are really simple and cheap to make. Actually, they are kind of addicting! Here is all you need:

  • Cereal boxes, record covers, vhs covers…if it’s made of cardboard, your good!
  • Paper cutter
  • Zutter book binder (or anyother kind of book binder)
  • no bookbinder? Office Max binds books inexpensively

We all like to decorate for Christmas! These days who has the money to spend on all those fancy decorations? I would rather make most of my own anyway…get the kidos help and you all can whip up one of these great Christmas tree books!  As  a kid I remember making phone book Christmas tree’s, where you fold the pages back and then add paint and glitter till your heart is content. These are simular, only difference is your cutting instead of folding.  All you need to do  is cut a template out of a closed book. Dab some paint and glitter, after its been cut, on the cut ends. Glue the front and back pages together…and whalla!  You have yourself a pretty little tabletop Christmas tree. Leave it like that or dress it up a little, the kiddos will love helping decorate it!


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Amy  |  December 1, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Very nice, Amy!!


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