Dec 19, 2012

This Little Tree of Mine, I'm Gonna Let It Shine



I put up another tree today. A little guy that just oozes personality. I'm pretty sure that I bought him at Goodwill last year. I was shocked he was there at all - this was a pre-lit tree with a burlap base. And there is no way he was over $10 ('cause I know how cheap I am). Score, me.

pipe cleaner tree - Turtles and Tails blog

I put him on the end of the bar in the basement TV room. We rarely use the bar and it was looking sad and neglected. Except for the jar of jellybeans that is mysteriously emptying by leaps and bounds. Or by handfuls and mouthfuls. Jelly Belly, you are an evil temptress.

Because the tree is so small I couldn't go overboard on the decorations, so I used a few glittery bells and balls, and some twisted pipe cleaners. Do you remember seeing these on my main tree last year? I first saw it done on Bower Power (her mom does it every year) and I fell in love with the idea. I call ours the Dr. Suess tree because the pipe cleaners look so crazy.

pipe cleaner tree - Turtles and Tails blog

I also added some homemade stars made from toilet paper rolls. Everything can be repurposed, can't it? The edges were cut with some wavy-edged scissors and then the rings were glued together.

pipe cleaner tree - Turtles and Tails blog

We're now up to 4 trees in the house - wall tree, book tree, regular tree, and this beauty. And I found a tree made of pinecones in the storage room the other day that I'd completely forgotten about. I bought it last year at a post-Christmas sale. Now where am I going to put that one?

pipe cleaner tree - Turtles and Tails blog

pipe cleaner tree - Turtles and Tails blog

pipe cleaner tree - Turtles and Tails blog




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