Christmas DIY | The Vogue Tree

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If like me, you have an extensive collection of fashion magazines then this is the Christmas tree for you! Having been an A level textiles student and now a fashion graduate, I’ve chosen to put my 100’s of mag issues to good use and use them for scrap booking/ projects throughout the years rather than keeping them pristine. This has meant I can fully justify my complete inability to throw away a glossy mag (yipppeee!)! 

For this project I wanted to create something cute and Christmassy for my bedroom so reached for my December issues of Vogue. Any pages with festive colour schemes, textures or products that stood out to fit with the fashion and beauty theme were exactly what I was looking for. Each of the baubles have their own individual theme, focusing on what I think Christmas is about; friends and family, love, the party season, beauty products (gift sets galore!), and overall indulgence.

To make the vogue tree you’ll need; branches and holly, a vase, December issues of Vogue mag,  old baubles (or from the pound shop), mini candy canes (the pound shop), festive ribbon (c&h fabrics) and PVA glue. To create the baubles you simply dip them in glue and entirely cover them with your chosen ripped up pages of Vogue and finish with another coating of glue so that they’ll be beautiful and shiny once dry.


The Vogue tree is so simple and fun to make, yet I think it looks really effective and is a change from a traditional Christmas tree (don’t worry, we have a proper family one in the lounge too!). I love that with the change of the magazine it can be adapted to fit with anyones interests making it such a personal and meaningful decoration. Have you been doing any Christmas DIYs? I’d love to see!



9 comments:

  1. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  2. Love it! Such a cute idea :)
    www.styleandbeautyforless.co.uk

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  3. This is such a cute quirky idea,love it! I did a DIY wrapping post if you are interested :) http://www.sleek-chic.co.uk/2013/12/christmas-wrapping-diy.html
    xx

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    1. Thankyou! Oo I’ll definitely take a look at that!x

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  4. Love this! I would even go as far as to spray paint the branches gold!!!

    Katie <3

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    1. I did think about that but I quite liked the natural rustic look and thought it may all be a bit too much!.. but then again nothing can ever be too much for Christmas haha!!x

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  5. This is a very cute idea indeed and next year, I may just steal it! :)

    Lovely blog

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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