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Framed Book Page Christmas Tree – Thrift Store Challenge

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Creating a book page Christmas tree is fun and easy to do.

Please don’t shoot the messenger. We know that it is a bit early to be sharing a Christmas post. Okay, maybe it’s way too early for some of you. But remember on Tuesday of this week we gave you fair warning that this post was coming LOL. It’s the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to share the perfect project! A framed book page Christmas tree. Here’s how it works.

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Vicki and Jennifer | 2 Bees in a Pod Pili | My Sweet Things
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela Kim | Made in a Day
Lindsay | Crazy Organized Marie | DIY Adulation Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Denise | My Thrifty House Jeanie | Create and Babble Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Lora | Craftivity Designs
 Jeanee | Centsably Creative
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks Deborah | Salvage Sister & Mister

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


Don’t you love it when you find a great deal at the thrift store? On a recent shopping excursion we couldn’t believe our luck. We found this stack of weathered wood 8×10 inch frames.

And the best part?

They were only $1.21 each! Can you believe it? The frames are beautiful and like barn wood. Honestly, this month we feel like we are cheating with our project. The frames are so pretty as they are, they don’t need to be altered in any way. We only needed to create something to go inside.

Merterials Needed

  • 1 8×10 frame
  • 2 book pages. Our book is vintage and falling apart. It was purchased at a yard sale for .25 cents.
  • Off white fabric slightly larger than 8×10. We used a drop cloth remnant.
  • Off white buttons
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Ink pad
  • Hot glue gun and glue

Gather all of the above materials together.

 

We cut this pattern shape on one book page for the tree and the tree trunk.

After cutting the tree pattern we folded the book page to make a tree shape. For the book page flower tree topper follow our tutorial HERE.

Glue the buttons down in a random pattern as snow.

Use a very light hand gluing the paper tree and flower to the drop cloth fabric. Using the alphabet set, we stamped out “Tis the Season” in the center above the tree.

Also, we decided to remove the glass from the front of the frame. We prefer the book page Christmas tree without it.

You can see the pretty 3-D effect from the side view.

This was such an easy project and obviously very inexpensive. We had all of the materials on-hand. Our only cost was $1.21 for the frame. That’s why we love to visit thrift stores. It spurs our creativity and is very cost effective. Be sure to visit the other creatives and their amazing projects!

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest board!

Until tomorrow,


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!



12 Comments

  1. Super cute ladies! I can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas but it will be here before we know it. Thanks for the early inspiration! Hugs, CoCo

  2. This is such a great project and I LOVE book page projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Cute!! Who doesn’t love a simple Christmas craft?! 🙂

  4. I make those trees all the time! Now I need a frame. THIS IS GORGEOUS! Pinned it!

  5. Such a pretty and unique Christmas craft! I like the frame without the glass also! Yes, Thrift stores are the best! This Hop is always my fav time of the month.

  6. Beautiful! So simple, rustic, and elegant all at the same time!

  7. This is precious and adorable in its creativity AND simplicity. Thank you for sharing your treasure.

  8. What a cute project! I love those frames and no way would I have changed them! I have an expensive big one that I bought that looks just like it. Love the sweet trees ladies!
    Kim

  9. How cute Jenn & Vicki! Sometimes you can really score at the thrift store & it looks like you did with these cute frames. I love that the project doesn’t scream “Christmas.” Sounds like it’s easy too. I love it! Pinned. Visiting from the Challenge.

  10. What a great score on those frames. I adore book page crafts and yours is so lovely. It will be a great Christmas decoration to display every year. We do have so much fun each month getting inspiration from each other.

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