Everyone loves the holidays! Good friends, good food and festive decorations. But a lot of those decorations eventually end up in a landfill -- outliving us and our great great great grandchildren. So I made my first green tree out of newspaper. Hope you can too!

Step 1: Supplies

You'll need 3-4 issues of your local paper. I used ones that open up like a book. A pair of scissors, masking tape and a tall lamp. This one is a cheap one from Ikea that we already had in our living room.
I haven't bought a x-mas tree for years. This year I think we will have one thanks to you:)
Thanks you! 
 I wouldn't put Christmas lights on that, or you might be recreating the scene from Christmas Vacation!  XD
Awesome Tree!! Looks cool & easy to recycle! Would love for this tree to win!! :)
Best tree ever!
I love your Christmas / HOliday postcard and project!!
Thanks!<br />
Very cool , does it look cool if you turn the lamp on?<br />
Good question! I figured other people might be curious, so I've added a photo on step five. I think it looks pretty cool :)<br />
bonnibel, <span class="short_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(235,239,249);">can you make <strong>a nice</strong> tree with this method?</span></span>
Yes. Actually, depending on how you define <strong>nice</strong>. I define <strong>nice</strong> by the love you put into it and if it brings a smile to the faces of friends and family. By that definition, I think this is a <strong>very nice</strong> tree.<br />
Very good response, bonnibel. <span class="short_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Me gusta la gente que sabe defenderse."><br /> <br /> I like people who know how to self defend. <br /> </span></span>
If you want to add lights, try LED lights.&nbsp; They don't emit a noticeable amount of heat, and don't use as much power as standard old filament bulbs.
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.<br />
what happens when someone plugs in the lamp, will it catch on fire?<br />
I think it depends on your lamp. It actually looks great without turning on the lamp. I've turned mine on a couple of times and no fires. It could have something to do with the style of my lamp and that two of the three light bulbs are out :) I would recommend that people use their best judgment for safety.<br />

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