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Thread: Newsprint Recycling- christmas "tree"

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    Newsprint Recycling- christmas "tree"

    I have seen a video-tutorial on You Tube...
    (I need to decorate)
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    Last edited by tothenci; 12-06-2011 at 01:08 AM.
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    I can remember making trees like these with my grandmother - we used magazines the size of Readers Digest or National Geographic!

    Thanks for the memories!
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    Yes, and we spray painted ours and decorated with buttons, yarn, whatever we kids could find!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    What a great memory-we made these as kids-thank you

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    I also remember making those tree's in Girl Scouts, then Spray painting them green. What nice memory.

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    I made these in elementary school and somehow painted it. Please show us when you decorate it

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    A real walk down memory lane. We made those too. I think we sprayed them gold.

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    I remember these from years back. They are clever and a fun craft for the young ones.

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    Yes I remember these too!

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    We made these as well. I like the height you get using newspaper instead of a smaller book. We did our out of Readers Digest magazines and painted (spray) gold. Kids helped make them for their grandparents. Thanks for the memories.
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    I haven't seen one of these in ions! Please post after you decorate it.
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    A-w-w-w-w, the memories. I have to look for that, good project for kids.
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    That is just as cute as I remembered. It must have been at least 40 years ago when we made these. Times were much simpler then. You did a good job on it.

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    Oh what memories. We used to make these out of Reader's Digest and spray paint them and decorate them. We also used them for doorstops.
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    Do you happen to have the link? Thank you too for the memories, I'd love to do one with my grandson.

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    Sew many things I have forgotten. Thanks for the reminder. Will have to do this with the grandchildren. Thanks again for sharing. :BrendaK
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    Brought me right back to my childhood. My sis and I made those. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
    I can remember making trees like these with my grandmother - we used magazines the size of Readers Digest or National Geographic!

    Thanks for the memories!
    I remember doing this with the old TV Guides. Merry Christmas!

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    I remember doing these when I was a kid! We used Reader's Digest magazines, then spray painted them to be snowmen, trees, or Mr. & Mrs. Claus.
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    Lots of memories
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    Oh, the memories! But how do you make them from newspapers?

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    I remember these,so much fun to make.

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    You can make a Angel like this too. Just add a head to the cut off top.

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    yep..... readers digest was our book of choice..... I still have the one my grandmother and I made...We even made a few with old song hymnals..... left them unpainted and they were so nice.......


    I do at least one with every grandchild when they reach " that age"......

    yes.... times were simplier back then.... I miss those days...... * sigh*

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    I remember these too! Lol
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