How to Make a Magazine Christmas Tree

Making a Magazine Christmas Tree is a DIY craft that is super easy, cheap {or free} and perfect for the holidays!  It’s a fabulous way to recycle magazines, especially all the holiday catalogs that start stacking up this time of year.  All it takes is a few folds of the magazine pages and eventually you have a perfectly shaped tree that you can have fun displaying.  Try using different sized magazines for different sized trees!

Magazine Christmas Tree

Directions for Making a Magazine Christmas Tree:

First:  Find a Magazine that you’d like to use.

Magazine Christmas Tree

Step 1:  Open the Magazine to the middle and then make the first fold by folding the right corner down along the inner spine of the magazine as shown in picture #1.

Step 2:  Make the second fold by folding the first fold over one more time so that the fold looks like a tie as illustrated in picture #2.

Step 3:  The third fold is made by folding up the bottom piece as shown in image #3 so that there is a flat and even edge on the bottom.  Super easy since there is already a line to follow with the line of the paper.

Magazine Christmas Tree

Step 4:  Continue this pattern for every page of the magazine.

Step 5:  You are done!  Doesn’t it look great? Super easy, right?  Now you can display it in your home for a fun vintage look!

Magazine Tree

Or, if you want to embellish your tree you can spray paint it, add ribbon or do whatever you want to give it a little bling.  I spray painted my trees with green spray paint and then added some gold glitter spray paint.  Next I added some ribbon for a whimsical look.

Magazine Christmas Tree

Magazine Christmas Trees

Magazine Christmas Tree

 I can’t decide if I like Magazine Christmas Trees embellished or plain better.  Either way, they are a fun craft that you can easily do with your kids, and the best part is that they are totally free!

Other DIY Crafting Posts You Might Enjoy:

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. 1

    This is perfect for all of those catalogs that I’ve been getting lately!

  2. 2

    I love this! I’m definitely trying this with my kids.

  3. 3

    Thanks for sharing this! Excited to make some, I love the plain look!!

  4. 4
    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    that is so neat!!!!

  5. 5

    Fun. I have seen these on Pinterest. I think my six year old could figure out how to fold these, we will have to try to make one!

  6. 6

    This is SO retro! My Mom totally did this in RS in the 70’s! LOL. She made Mrs. and Mr. Santa Clauses, their bodies were the newspaper shaped different than the tree though. LOL. I’m totally flashing back to those old decorations now! Thanks for the blast to the past!

  7. 7
    Twitter: bzmomma

    Love it! I’m going to do that for Christmas Crafts tonight 🙂 I kind of like them plain, but spray painting and decorating is cute too!

  8. 8

    I remember making these as a child but I had forgotten exactly how to do it. I’ve got tons of magazines – my daughter and I are doing this tomorrow!! Thanks so much for these instructions.

  9. 9

    I love the ribbon around it. I did mine in eggplant as things for Christmas are hard to find in eggplant, while you can find oranment. However, that is about all you can find. I had to get creative and I saw one like this on pinterest. I added white snowflakes that were plastic as I had seen a second on pinterst that they added some type of decoration. Then I have seen little beads that are strung from object to object. I really have to say although is probably a thing from the 50’s I love how it goes with my colors. It is so great that people are so creative and come up with unusal ideas.

  10. 10
    Twitter: SueC

    Brings back memories – we had these when I was little. My Mom & Grandmother used to make these. I had forgotten about them. I should try this. Thanks for the info 🙂

  11. 11
    Twitter: ChoosingLoveAZ

    Beautiful craft with something I already have around the house!

  12. 12
    Twitter: Life_Darling

    I’m doing this tomorrow morning, first thing! I’m going to go and dig through my paper recycling for ALL the magazines and doing this! LOL! So simple and cute!

  13. 13

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for cowgirl boot

  14. 14

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any
    problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of
    unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a
    lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement.
    Do you know any ways to help protect against content from being stolen?

    I’d definitely appreciate it.

  15. 15

    Heya are using WordPress for your site platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create
    my own. Do you require any html coding knowledge
    to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  16. 38

    Thank you for any other informative website. The place else may just I get that
    type of information written in such an ideal means?
    I’ve a venture that I’m simply now running on,
    and I’ve been at the look out for such information.

  17. 39

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in truth used to be a enjoyment account it.
    Look advanced to far introduced agreeable
    from you! By the way, how could we keep up a correspondence?

  18. 40

    My relatives every time say that I am wasting my
    time here at net, except I know I am getting experience every day by reading thes good
    articles or reviews.

  19. 41

    Hello i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anywhere, when i read this post i thought i could also create comment
    due to this brilliant paragraph.

  20. 42

    The forex Auto Pilot Turbo carries with it the algorithm as well as mathematical computation that will assist in every forex market trade.
    Thus, the software will engage more in viable trades meaning
    it will no longer keep on waiting for that assuredly winning trade but will now trade on possibly winning trades.
    It’s easiest to program a simple script that can help
    you test these.

  21. 43

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and
    sources back to your weblog? My blog is in the exact same area of
    interest as yours and my users would truly benefit from some of the information you present here.
    Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks!

  22. 44

    I have read some good stuff here. Definitely value bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how so much attempt you put to make the sort of wonderful informative web site.

  23. 45

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed
    reading it, you may be a great author. I will ensure that
    I bookmark your blog and definitely will come back later in life.
    I want to encourage you to continue your great job, have
    a nice morning!

  24. 46

    I am not positive where you’re getting your information,
    however good topic. I must spend some time studying much more or understanding more.
    Thank you for fantastic info I used to be searching for this info for my mission.

  25. 47

    Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you
    access consistently rapidly.

  26. 48

    Remarkable issues here. I’m very happy to look your post.

    Thanks so much and I’m having a look forward to touch you.
    Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  27. 49

    Hey vedy nicе blog!

  28. 50

    A few years ago, one of our local residents, Mac Vorce, who
    is also a bicycle enthusiast petitioned for the development of bicycle paths and trails.
    If I knew how to bake cookies, I would do that and send over a care
    package but Im much better at telling jokes so I
    go there and entertain, shake hands and thank the men and women who serve our country.
    He hosted Comedy Central’s’The Man Show’ as well as the ubiquitous pseudo-porn for the sexually crippled, ‘Girls
    Gone Wild’, both solely and shamelessly for financial

  29. 51

    Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out
    and say I genuinely enjoy reading through your blog posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the
    same subjects? Appreciate it!

  30. 52

    Hurrah! In the end I got a weblog from where I can truly
    take useful facts concerning my study and knowledge.

  31. 53

    Remarkable things here. I am very satisfied to look your post.
    Thank you a lot and I’m having a look forward to touch
    you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  32. 54

    Instead of scanning, then using software to crop, rotate
    and blow up an image included in a page of text, before sending it back to the printer, the 610
    lets you perform all of these tasks as part of making one photocopy.
    You first log onto the network using either WPA or WPS and then the software
    installation picks up the printer. Although not the only all-in-one wireless printer to sport an LCD
    display, HP knows how to get it right the first time so you can too.

  33. 55

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog?
    My website is in the exact same niche as yours and my visitors would genuinely benefit
    from some of the information you present here.
    Please let me know if this okay with you. Regards!

  34. 56

    I absolutely love your website.. Very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m looking to create my own website and would like to know where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called.

  35. 57

    Just desire to say your article is as surprising.

    The clarity in your post is simply great and i could assume you are
    an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep up to
    date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue
    the enjoyable work.

  36. 58

    With the majority of our jobs today which
    need the usage of computers and anyone can benefit from the internet, is one to become really addicted.
    Two beyond three pathological gamblers commit illegal acts in order to spend on gambling-related debts.
    Their ad, article or text will show up allowing them to generate profits if a person buys the
    offered product.

  37. 59

    This is the right blog for everyone who really wants
    to understand this topic. You understand so much its almost hard to argue with you (not
    that I really will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a topic that has been written
    about for many years. Great stuff, just wonderful!

  38. 60

    Very quickly this site will be famous amid all blog visitors, due to it’s nice articles

  39. 61

    Terrific article! This is the kind of info that are meant to be shared across the net.
    Shame on the seek engines for now not positioning this post higher!

    Come on over and visit my site . Thank you =)

  40. 62

    Generally I don’t read article on blogs, but I would like to
    say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been surprised
    me. Thank you, very great article.

  41. 63

    Guys on forums say there is no working roulette system, you can’t beat it in the long run, but
    i’m using bluehand roulette system for weeks and it earns me decent money everyday,
    maybe couple of weeks is not a long run, maybe
    i’m lucky

  42. 64

    I read a lot of interesting content here. Probably you spend a lot of time
    writing, i know how to save you a lot of time, there
    is an online tool that creates readable, google friendly articles in minutes, just search in google – laranitas free content source

  43. 65

    Tremendous issues here. I’m very happy to
    peer your article. Thank you a lot and I’m having a look ahead to contact
    you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  44. 66

    I love this spray painted and decorated…fabulous idea. Glad I seen this at Sits. Thanks for sharing

  45. 67

    this amazing trees , i like it 😀 😀

  46. 68

    Excellent blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that
    I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any recommendations?

  47. 69

    Hi there, its good post concerning media print, we all
    be familiar with media is a impressive source of data.

  48. 70

    If you are interested in topic: earn online money clicking ads
    for money – you should read about Bucksflooder

  49. 71

    I have checked your blog and i have found some duplicate content, that’s why you don’t rank high in google, but
    there is a tool that can help you to create 100% unique content, search for: SSundee advices unlimited
    content for your blog

Speak Your Mind