DIY: A Christmas tree in 10 easy steps

DIY: A Christmas tree in 10 easy steps

Want to celebrate Christmas and do some 'green' good while you're at it? Why not recycle your old magazine pages into a super-cute Christmas tree.

We know it's difficult to lug around a pine tree for Christmas, especially if you live in a sub-tropical country. But, that doesn't mean you can't revel in the festivities. You can create a DIY Christmas tree that fits on a table top, using only the bare basics — paper, scissors and glue. It'll be a fun craft session with the kids too.

Things you will need: 8 sheets of magazine paper, 1 glue stick and 1 pair of scissors. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)

Fold one sheet of paper into half, along the short side. Unfold. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)

Fold the top corners in to the centre line, making two triangles. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)

Fold the outside edge of each triangle to the centre line. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)

Glue from inside, using your glue-stick. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)

Fold in half and cut the extra paper. Unfold. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)

Now you have a big triangle. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)

Repeat with other seven sheets of paper. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)

Glue together all the big triangles to each other from the outside. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)

Voila! Your recycled Christmas tree is ready. You can paint it green, or even add glitter — the choice is yours. (Source: Ashima Goyal Siraj)