recycling project no. 6 - junk mail trees
So here they are. Little trees made of junk mail and bristol paper. I used white paper but you can really use any color you choose as long as its a card stock.
- Junk mail (I used an ad with greenery in it)
- Bristol paper or any type of card stock (for firmness)
- Spray adhesive
- Cutting surface
I sprayed the bristol paper and the junk mail sheet together before cutting for a nicer finish. I drew my trees trying to keep the tree trunks at a similar width.
Make a cut perpendicular to the base (important!! or your tree will be crooked) on each tree. The cut on one tree trunk goes 3/4 of the way up. The cut on the second tree goes down 1/4 of the tree trunk. The idea is that when you slide them into place the base of both trees must be even. Make sure to erase any pencil marks.
The trees are half white and half junk mail. So if they're turned 180 degrees they can be either the color of the junk mail or the color of the card stock.
Here are the same trees rotated to show the cardstock side. Clean and simple - I love it. The trees range between 2.5 - 6 inches (approx. 6- 15 cm) but you could probably get away with making them bigger.
I hope these instructions are clear enough. If there are any questions just let me know. And if any of you make these I'd love to see. Have fun!
EDIT :: Templates are no longer available for this project.