Try This: Projects for the Holidays: Newspaper Christmas Tree

Create a recycled Christmas tree from newspapers.

| November/December 2009

  • A shiny gold Christmas tree, made from recycled newspapers, commands attention in any room.
    Photo By Rob Cardillo
  • Arrange a beautiful relaxation area for guests outfitted with chocolates and gifts and decorated with a homemade newspaper Christmas tree.
    Photo By Rob Cardillo

Newspaper Christmas Tree

Materials
Chicken wire
Newspapers (about 13 thick newspapers depending on thickness)
Nontoxic paint (we used gold)
Cut tree branch (about 4 feet tall)
Terra cotta planter 
Shredded newspaper

Tools
Wire cutters
Needle nose pliers
Utility gloves (optional)
Scissors
Glue 
2 to 3 feet of wire

Directions



1. Cut out a section of chicken wire, roughly 2 feet by 4 feet. Join the two ends to form a circle and secure it by twist the ends of the wire together with pliers. You will have a cylinder shape.

2. At the top of the cylinder, cut out 4 triangle shapes that are roughly 2-3 inches wide and 1 foot long. This will bring the top to a point. Secure the loose ends by twisting the wire together.






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