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« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2007 03:26:50 PM »

that is totally sweet and pretty and thoughtful.

congrats, kittykill!
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« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2007 04:17:56 PM »

Thanks much!
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« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2007 05:34:34 AM »

Can I also have the details as to how you made it, and what type of paper you used for the leaves to get that realistic crincle/texture?  Or do I need to PM you? Very classy idea.  I am such a thief Sad
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« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2007 05:46:09 AM »

Of course!  Well, I will provide you with what I know, which isn't very technical. Cheesy

The wire is just from a spool of heavier black hardware wire I had on-hand in the garage.  I'm not sure the gauge, but it's thick enough to stand on its own, but thin enough for me to bend with my paws (rather than pliers).  I totally made it up as I went... cutting wire, twisting it together and basically just attempting to make it much as much like a tree as I could.

The leaves are from the scrapbooking paper section of Hobby Lobby or paper I had in my stash.  They we were cut from those big, square background pieces.  The crinkle-looking parts of the leaves are fibers (I think that's what they're called) in the paper.

I drew out one leaf and then used it as a pattern to cut out the rest.  I used a pack of earring hooks as the hangers for the leaves.

Feel free to ask more questions.  I don't mind a bit! Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2007 06:56:08 AM »

ok thanx, sounds like my kind of project.  Ill post pics if my tree turns out half as cute Wink
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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2007 06:57:35 AM »

You're welcome! Smiley

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