Sunday 27 November 2011

Christmas Tree from a Supermarket Catalogue Tutorial

Hi Folks,

Here, by popular request, is the method (warning, this post is photograph heavy) for making the Christmas tree ...

... from a supermarket catalogue like this:

Apologies for the glare on some of the photographs - the pages are made from shiny material and glare is really hard to avoid in the appallingly dull light at this time of the year.

Step 1: Open the catalogue and manipulate the spine to break it up and soften it.

Step 2: First Fold - bring the top right corner down towards the spine and run your finger down the fold to create a sharp crease, thus:

Step 3: Second Fold - bring the page over from the right side to the spine and again press with fingers to create a second crease, this:

Step 4: Third Fold - fold tail of page under and to back of page and crease, thus:

Step 5: Final Tuck - bring bottom folded section to front and tuck under folded page, thus:

Step 6: Continue folding each page in the same way, thus:

Eventually, the finished tree will look like this from the base:

Step 7: Adhere the two back pages together with double-sided tape to form the tree shape.

I hope I have explained the process clearly for you - any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to provide an explanation.

 I still haven't decorated my tree yet, but you could add glitter, beads, etc., whatever takes your fancy.

Have fun and happy crafting,


l00pyscraftcreations said...

Thank you hun, now I know what to do I will definatly be having a go, I love paper folding stuff, xx

Di said...

Oh wow Elizabeth - such a great idea! Off to rootle round for catalogues now :) Di xx

Crafty Loops said...

This is AMAZING Elizabeth. Wow! Im sorry I havent commented lately but Mr Blogger hasnt been updating me with your uploads for some reason. Its happened to a couple of blogs I follow. For some reason the update isnt coming through on my dashboard. Lee x