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Make a Bookish Christmas Tree Table Decoration!

Introduce kids to the joys of upcycling by transforming an old book into a vibrant Christmas table centrepiece, featuring step-by-step instructions for colourful fun with PILOT Pintor Paint Markers.

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Shannon Wong-Nizic

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Show mini-makers the power of upcycling and turn an old book into a colourful Christmas table centrepiece with this project! This project involves lots of fine motor skill, making it a great activity to complete together.

You will need

PILOT Pintor paint markers
• An old paperback book
• Westcott Antimicrobial scissors

Step by Step

Find the approximate halfway point in the book.
Widely open the book at this point and bend it back on itself a few times to crease the spine.

Take the top right-hand corner of a page and fold it down to the centre of the book, as far as it will go. Make a clean fold and crease it well.

Next, take the first folded edge into the centre, as far as it will go. Crease.

A small corner of the page will now be overhanging the bottom of the book.

Crease it along the bottom edge of the book. This will make a small triangle that you can tuck inside the original fold to give you a straight edge along the bottom.

Turn this folded page to the left.

Repeat this process with pages on either side of this original page.
Continue until you have a full tree. You do not need to fold all the pages in the book.

Use PILOT Pintor paint markers to add colour to the tree.

Tear some unused pages from your book to add decorations to your tree.

Colour a page and then use Westcott Antimicrobial scissors to cut thin strips. Use a fringing cutting technique to create tinsel for your tree. Affix to the tree with Sellotape strong sticky.

Stand your bookish decoration in the centre of the table at Christmas lunch!

PILOT Pintor Paint Markers make crafting super easy. There’s no need for extra brushes, pots of water and washing up – just grab your favourite colour, give it a shake and get painting!  There are 30 colours to choose from, including metallics, neon and pastels!

About Author

Shannon Wong-Nizic

Shannon Wong-Nizic is a teacher, mum of three and avid crafter.  An enthusiastic fan of pom poms, PVA and paint, she runs popular blog and online parenting resource dedicated to all things creative, and has a growing community of 30,000 followers on Instagram.

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