This DIY paper tree is brought to you by Salt Harbor Designs with photography by Millie Holloman.
What Salt Harbor had to say about this project: “Book page trees are all the rage this year and can be found in many stores for as much as $50. Our version ran us less than $5 and you would never know they did not come from a trendy store! We used music for some trees, book pages for others, and even children’s books for a youthful tree. They are adorable grouped together on a mantle or table. Creating templates of the different size squares makes creating the layers really easy. It is a fun craft for children too, because the squares do not need to be perfect. Imperfections only add to the character of each tree.”
5 easy steps
1. Put styrofoam in the base of a pot and stick a skewer in the foam.
2. Cover the base of the pot with moss.
3. Rip pages out of an old book and cut or tear the pages into squares. You will need about 20 squares of 8 different sizes starting with 4.5″ and descending to 1″ in 1/2″ increments.
4. Starting with the largest squares, poke the pages onto the skewer. Continue to add squares largest to smallest.
5. If you wish, add a miniature star, pine cone or ball to the top of the skewer.