Brandi had some girls over last night to do a craft and some baking. It was actually really refreshing to steer away from the coffee chat/dinner date to work together on a project.
Here are the instructions to complete the Martha Stewart Magazine Christmas Tree...
All you need is a magazine, but try to pick a merdium sized one. Brandi had a laughing fit when I showed up with an In Style, unaware of what we were using the zines for. Anything in the Vogue/Lucky kind of thickness is perfect.
Bend the spine back before you begin. Then simply fold each page into a triangle as pictured below:
The magazine should now fan out like the one in the picture below. The only thing left to do it flatten the bottom so that it can stand like a Christmas tree.
To do so, fold each little triangle at the bottom into the envelope type opening in between each page. This is displayed on the burgundy coloured magazine page below (above the running shoe page that hadn't yet been folded).
If you'd like, Brandi took it an extra step and spray painted her Magazine Christmas Tree silver with sparkles and added a red bow. This would make the perfect inexpensive centerpiece at your Christmas dinner.
After our hard work being mini Marthas, we ate some delicious appetizers that Brandi and Kadie made. We also got to work on some awesome cookie decorating and gingerbread house building. I love Christmas!
One of my lovely readers Liz made a Magazine Christmas Tree! Check out her craft skills here.