Can work as a table display, in lieu of an Xmas card (plenty of space on the inside cover for a message), or, if you are of the Humbug school, your entire Xmas decoration ensemble
This is the basic tree, you could of course carry on with baubles, tinsel, leds, stars and fairys....go wild...
Step 1: Tools/Ingredents
1 x pen/pencil
1 x sharp craft knife
some x masking tape
some x old paper
some x green spraypaint
Step 2: Ready to cut....
Open the book to the inside of the cover page
Mark out a zig-zag like a large saw tooth from the top of the book close to the spine, ending at the bottom of the book at the corner by the loose pages.
While I think you could do it with a pair of scissors, I for one would have got v v bored, but those of you with mini people may not want them wielding scalpel sharp knives....then again, maybe you do...
NB. Top and spine to bottom and loose edge (I only repeat this cos I started from the bottom myself)
Its easier if you remember to let the knife do the work and not try to cut through the whole book in one go, just a few pages at a time.
I found it easier to cut from the apex of each 'V' shape rather than trying to trace the whole shape in one go
Just a bit more cutting
It may also be worth mentioning not to get too enthused with the sharp implement and cut all the way through the back cover
Step 3: ...cutting ends.
But....if you open it out you can see the shape of a Xmas tree...if you squint a little bit.