Monday, December 13, 2010

Creative C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S.: T: Tree

"OH Christmas Tree oh Christmas Tree"
Can you imagine a holiday crop without a "T"ree?? Me either. As much as I'd like to take credit for this one I can't. I'm not sure exactly where I saw this, but I will tell you the one I saw was all white and tall and skinny and beautiful. I hope you like it.

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This could be used for a table display with some candy around it or as a hanging ornament.

Directions for PINWHEEL TREE

1. Cut as many "squares" as you desire (but a minimum of seven) out of double sided pp. I started with a 2" square. A little large for an ornament, perfect to place in a flat bowl with candy.
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2. Fold squares in half and then half again. Cut each fold on fold line but NOT all the way to the center.
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3. Cut a piece of embroidery thread about 12" long and place a bell on the thread. fold the thread in half and put both ends thru a needle.
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4. Add the largest pinwheel FIRST by piercing the needle thru the center of the pinwheel from the bottom. Put your needle thru each pinwheel section and continue to string your pinwheels onto your thread.
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5. When you have all your pinwheels in place, you can knot your thread to secure the pinwheels, but keep the string on for hanging. Tie a knot at the end of your string.

1 comments:

Liszha said...

It's just gorgeous! Thanks for explaining how you did this.