Christmas is round the corner and we don’t have space for a huge Christmas tree so i thought i’d make a mini one. With some dowel rods and chenille/tinsel stems, tin cans, plastic bottles that used to contain sauces, brown paper that would otherwise have gone in the recycle pile, and green floral tape… i created a series of mini xmas trees! Materials were purchased from Hobby Lobby. The 40% Off coupon was awesome. 1 pack of 8 dowel sticks, 1 pack of 350 green chenille stems. Used tape, ribbons, and beads that i already had in my stash. Each tree uses 25 to 38 stems. Some sewing was involved in adding color to red tree skirts. Here are my trees!
This tree was made entirely out of tinsel stems. Decorated with beads that a friend gave me from her New Orleans party trip. :p
This tree is made with chenille stems. I also started adding green floral tape to the dowel rods. Topped it with a tinsel aeroplane for the hubs to bring to work. Found some cotton balls and stretched them out to look like snow. More Mardi Gras beads!
From here on, all the trees are made with chenille stems as i ran out of tinsel stems. Topper is a mini person with a flower umbrella. So… a fairy perhaps. 🙂 The tree looks “hairy” because i had some furry yarn that i twisted round the tree. Looks more like a fir now?
This tree is the only one that had looped branches. Skirting was added the “pot” is actually a tin can wrapped in brown paper.
I have a few more trees to decorate. Will post pics soon!
Now that the trees have been gifted, i can post pics!
For a family man. Do you see a dad, kid, and mum playing jump rope at the top of the tree? 🙂
For someone whose name begins with B. 🙂
For someone who takes beautiful photographs. The topper’s supposed to be a 2D view of a camera. I added a baby pink bow later.
The topper is the recipient’s name. How cool are tinsel stems? Super cool!
And that concludes the 2012 mini xmas tree series. I have had a lot of fun making and gifting these trees. It’s amazing how need for a tree generated creativity (or problem solving, depends on how you view it) to create such fun and lovely (if i may say so :p ) projects.
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