Thursday, 28 November 2013
Our Christmas Tree
I liked the dowel and fringing tree that I posted about last week - check it out here. So I wanted to do something along those lines. I had some long cardboard tubes from the inside of wrapping paper and I cut them to these different lengths with a box cutter. I used fishing line to hang them from a hook that was already on the wall. Each tube is tied to the one above. Be careful to get the rods/tubes evenly spaced. Then the fun part... cut strips of wool/fabric/ribbon to the correct length. You'll need to tie them so allow length for the knots. You can trim the lengths as needed. This is a kind of mesh polyester wool that I found in the bargain bin at Spotlight for just $1 a ball. Unfortunately colours were limited which is why I ended up with black and grey but I like to think it creates a chic tree! I topped it off with a shiny purple rosette which covered the hook. Youtube has some great videos on how to make rosettes. I used this one.