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How to make Folded Book Christmas Tree

Do you love to craft with book pages?  It was my to go to material back in Poland. Project I like to share with you today is something that me and my Mom used to do all the time. We loved to make that as gifts to family and friends. There are so many projects that I made with book pages. I rolled them.. Mod Podge them , cut them and fold them too. Check them HERE.  I have made ornaments, flowers, pumpkins.trees and lots of  backgrounds to my projects. Today I like to fold a Christmas Tree with you and set them as my Mom did in a book. Are you ready for book pages Christmas diy?

This folded book Christmas tree is so easy to make and you do not need to buy anything! No special skills or tools required! Once you get going it does not take long either. You can easily make a tree in less than 30 minutes. Then you can leave it as it is or, as in my case, decorate it a little.


Supplies needed to fold Book Pages into Christmas tree

  • hard cover book with at least 100 pages
  • embellishments but that is optional
  • paint optional

Let’s fold those book pages into Christmas Tree

As I mentioned in my supply list for this project you need to have at least 100 pages book. I promise I will not be destroying any book. We will just fold it and get it ready for holidays. Have to tell you that this tree is so easy to store too since we are going to keep covers too

This folded book Christmas tree is so easy to make and you do not need to buy anything! You just need an old paperback book! No special skills or tools required! Once you get going it does not take long either. You can easily make a tree in less than 30 minutes. Then you can leave it as it is or, as in my case, decorate it a little.

How to fold book into Christmas tree

  • Grab the book with at least 100 pages and let the fun begin
Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

This project is all about folding a tree inside the book so make sure to keep your hard covers so we can decorate those

  • i like to leave at least 15 pages on each side
  • grab a page and fold into the center as shown in pic 1
  • Fold that fold again making sure that each time you are folding into the center

  • As you can see I have to folds done so now it is time to tuck that piece of page under so all is even with book line


  • i like to keep it on the back as it shows below
  • make sure to make your folds even and sharp

Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

This project is coming together soo fast and is so relaxing to put together. I like to told all the way but last 15 – 20 pages. Hope Directions were easy to understand how to fold book pages into Christmas tree. Can’t wait to see your trees soon.



I completely forgot that my book hard covers were full of color. Time to do something with it so it is presentable on all sides

Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

How to achieve a crackle on book covers

There are so many thing you could do with those hard covers . I decided to crackle it .. Aren’t you surprised ?

Just because my book had so many bright colors I decided to paint it lightly white and then cover it with some darker paint. Of course my choice was gold


  • gold is dry so its time to add some Elmers glue on the entire hard cover. I like to add glue in different thickens all around since I want my crackle to have different feel.
  • Dry you glue lightly …make sure it is still tacky and apply your acrylic paint.

Trick to a crackle is to use soft brush and make sure not to mix glue with paint especially in the areas where there is lots of glue

Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy. Learn how to crackle book pages


  • As you can see I have a good amount of paint on my book cover but that is what I wanted
  • Time to dry and wait for crackle to pop


Learn more on this crackle project HERE


You can watch this crackling process in the video below. I do use that technique a lot .



As with everything .. As soon as I see crackle i so want to do more so I decided to embellish my covers with some of my molds that I always have on the hand. Just because hot glue was near me I decided to fill my silicone form with it



If you like to get those for your project CLICK HERE to get directed

Little bit of paint to hide my hot glue mold and look at this … How awesome it looks on the covers! love it !



Little bit of

Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy. Learn how to crackle book pages


Let’s embellish our tree !

I just want to let you know that it does look awesome the way it is but just wanted to add one tiny decor to it. It seams that i need a bow. Can you believe that ? Not a flower .. I need a bow. It is going to be super simple one made out of my silk ribbon.

Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

How to make a simple bow

  • cut enough of ribbon to wrap a tree and begin folding a bow loops. As you do so secure each fold with hot glue
  • form 2 loops glue them together
  • make small loop to bring additional volume to a bow and hot glue it on the top.
  • embellish with bling or button

As soon as my bling is out I cant stop to think about any different areas I like to use it … Did I mention that I love bling ?Book pages Christmas diy is starting to look sooo special.


Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

Book pages tree is looking better and better. Little detail on top some diamond dust ..some distressing with some gold gilding wax and I think we are done. I like to secure my ribbon bow at the end with dab of hot glue

Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

How cool is that Book pages tree! Such an easy Christmas diy but sooo elegant.


Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

Still looking at my tree but for now this topper needs to be it.


Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy
Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy
Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy
Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy
Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

That is another project that I absolutely love made out of book pages. HERE are more details


Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

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Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

Learn how to fold the book pages into stunning Christmas tree. Rustic Christmas tree book pages Christmas diy idea. Instant full of charm Christmas diy

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