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1  Surprise Wreath in Winter Holidays by Dot Parker on: December 16, 2007 12:51:57 AM
I made this for my brother's birthday.  At first glance it looks like a regular Christmas Wreath...





but if you look closer...




Here's what I used:

- green wire wreath form, 16" dia.
- 6 bags of army guys (about 300 men?)
- a ton of sparkley pipe cleaners
- a string of 50 mini lights

First, I cut the pipe cleaners into 4" pieces and linked all the men together in a chain, twisting one piece of pipe cleaner around the legs of two men, and then adding a third, and a fourth and so on.  I then wrapped the Christmas lights around the chain.   Then, I attached the big ol' rope of men and lights to the wire wreath form using even more pipe cleaner pieces.  It circumferenced  the wreath form about three times, which made it nice and full.

After much poking of fingers with little bits of wire, I would recommend alternating the poses of army guys.  They seem to mesh together better if there's an aiming one followed by a pointing one, then a running one.

Merry Christmas!
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2  Cute kitchen chairs in CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES by Dot Parker on: December 05, 2007 10:19:20 PM
I found these two chairs on the side of the road and rescued them!  The vinyl was in my stash, but the staples cost about $2.50.  The one on the left is the redo, the one on the right hasn't be done yet (its the "before").



Detail (fuzzy, oops!) of the back...



Enjoy!
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