I had just the right book in mind for this purpose! I couple of weeks ago I bought a thick, 600+ pages book in my local charity shop to use the cover for another project. I wasn't really sure what to do with all the book pages. There's only so many pages I can use for collage! (By the way, I've already read the book on my Kindle - Kate Morton's Distant Hours. Not her best, but still worth reading!)
You need between 150-175 pages to construct the tree. I can make four trees from just this one book! First you need to separate the covers and then divide the book into 150-175-page sections.
|150-175 pages of book sections|
Then just start folding the pages. There's a great video on YouTube which shows you how to do this. I'll just show you some photos. You don't need to glue anything - the book naturally forms the tree shape when all the pages have been folded. It gets a bit tricky after you pass the halfway mark, but it's doable. Use a bulldog clip to help keep the folded pages out of the way.
|Folding the pages|
|The book naturally takes up this cone shape|
|I rubbed some gilding wax on the edges|
|I added some glitter glue as well for a sparkly effect|
|The finished project|
|I sprayed the flowers with the same inks as the tree|
|I placed a pearl in the middle and added some details with Stickles|
|The star lights up on top!|