Book Page Christmas Trees

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Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my Book Page Christmas Tree Tutorial with you.

I love these, they are classy yet rustic at the same time.


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These are the supplies I used.

2 Square Glass Jars with lids

Spanish Moss


Wooden balls for the top (optional)

An unused book

Paper cutter or scissors


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I cut my paper into squares ranging from 3”x3” down to 1/2”x1/2”. Based on the size of your base your paper sizes may vary.


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Fill your jar with spanish moss, this helps keep the skewer stabilized.


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My lids were metal and I needed a hole in the top. I used a counter sink tool (I think that’s what it is called) Apparently you can get different ones, the one I used had a pointy tip so after placing it in the center of the lid and hitting it with the hammer several (I mean several) times, it finally punctured a hole.


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Push the skewer down through the hole, into the spanish moss, flat end first.


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Using the pointy top of the skewer, puncture then slide on your paper pieces starting with the largest. Put a few of your largest size on, and then work your way through your sizes, a few at a time until you reach the top. Then finish off by adding a little wooden ball to the top – or how about a paper star or a bow!


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They turned out wonderful, don`t you think?


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And it really doesn’t matter what kind of book you use, this book is an old book on water and waste water technology!


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I don’t think anyone will try to read the little squares!

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So chic, I’m in love!


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  1. Awesome trees! I always love your great ideas.
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  2. Very cute! The square jars are a great look with the tree!

  3. What a creative idea! The jars are the perfect touch. Megan
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  4. Very very cute! I love those trees – I am going to make myself some one of these years!
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  5. Pretty darn cute!

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  6. SO adorable, love your style!
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  7. I’ve never seen this before! What a spectacular idea :) and wonderful tutorial.


  8. Beautiful idea! I would love if you would share these at our party. I just linked up my wrapping paper Christmas table…thank you for hosting Sarah! Here is the link to our party if you can make it :)
    ~ Julie
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  9. These look great! I have some old books that are taking up space that would be great to be re-purposed into trees! I’m hoping I can find time this year to try these out!
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  10. Cute idea Sarah!

  11. These are so cute! And the photos are just beautiful. Subscribing by email, Twittter, and pinterest.

  12. Thanks Sarah for stopping by…I love the back ground setting you decided on too. Very clever! Esp. since paper comes from trees. Merry Christmas! ~ Julie
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  13. New follower from Think Tank Thursday. Would love for you to come by and follow back?
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  14. Sarah, this are so classy and elegant…love these!

  15. So simple, yet so attractive! Great idea!

  16. These are super cute! I love how you changed the base by using the little glass jars…definitely super unique!
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  17. Hi, Sarah

    Love your trees. Thank you for hosting.

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  18. So sweet Sarah! Pinned and will be sharing later today on Facebook! Thank you so much for sharing your creative genius each week at Mom On Timeout – you are appreciated!
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  19. Cute! But I don’t know if I could bring myself to cut up a book…

  20. Great trees! So pretty :)
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  21. Sarah you rock my crafty world! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. xo
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  22. Sarah those are beautiful! And your photos are off the charts amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week. :-)
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  23. These are gorgeous! Great job, Sarah! I agree, they are super chic. And the picture with the fire in the background is awesome! Thanks for linking up to the Keep Calm and Link Up! Hope to see you back next week!
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  24. What a fun idea! I love anything involving paper:)

    I found you via Anti-Procrastication Tuesday and I’m your newest follower:)

    I hope you’ll stop by:)

    Eliza K Prints
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  25. how cute are these?! I love decorating with book pages :) Pinning this!

    Thanks for linking to “20 Below Thursday” :)
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  26. Hi Sarah, I just made one of these a couple weeks ago. Very fun! I used a twig and made it a little more slender and primitive looking. Yours turned out very cute! Thanks for sharing them with Share Your Cup.
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  27. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Another beautiful project Sarah!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  28. I love this!! I can’t wait to give this a try!! I found you on the This Gal Cook link up and have fallen in love with your blog! Thanks for sharing and I am following now! I would love follow back! :) One question, where did you get your jars from? Too cute!

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  29. Sarah, your trees are gorgeous! I love them!! Thank you so much for sharing at the It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas blog hop! So happy to have you share. Hope to see you again Wednesday!

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  30. What a great idea! I’ve taken an oath to NOT buy any more art supplies for at least 6 months, so these trees will be a good project for me. I already have lots of unused books, spanish moss and skeweres (and several pairs of scissors!). Thanks for sharing!

  31. Sorry, “skewers”.
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  32. What a great tutorial.

  33. These are so cute, I have a bunch of old book pages and have been looking for some good holiday ideas for crafting with them.
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  34. I love the jar base. Great look.
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  35. You have so many great ideas for the holidays, Sarah! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I can’t wait to see what you share this week.
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  36. What a fun way to reuse books that no one reads anymore. I love that you put the sticks in a jar with moss! You always have the best ideas:-)

  37. I sssssosoooo love this project. It is just such an elegant twist on the evergreen tree decorations. Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.

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  38. Very Chic!! I love them. Thanks so much for sharing them at Think Tank Thursday!!
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  39. SUPER CUTE, Sarah!! Trust all is well. HUGS!!
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  40. What a fab project, I’m definitely going to do this :)

  41. This is darling. I agree with one comment how could I destroy a book. Well I go to Goodwill and find books that have way off ideas and seem not to be popular. I am definitely gonna do this. You are very talented.
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  42. This is adorable and so clever too! What a wonderful inexpensive gift to make :)
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  43. What a great idea!I love it!
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  44. If you caught up with Simply Chrismtas this week I’ve been making everything out of book pages… and I’m adding this to my list. Thanks for linking to Shabbilicious Friady last week Sarah. I’m featuring you at tomorrow’s party.

  45. So pretty and so many possibilities in using different materials.

  46. These are really cool! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again. The party starts tomorrow at 8am CST.

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  47. Once again another great project.

    You are being featured today.
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  48. Posted on your FB but just in case!! I LOVE these!! I just featured these in my post today! :) Claire
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