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Topic: Re-Tree? ... how to make a christmas tree out of other things?  (Read 6164 times)
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« on: November 20, 2009 04:47:49 PM »

this is really a backwards question for this board, so if there is a better place to put it, please feel free to move it.



instead of wanting to know what to make out of (x-material), i would like to know some ideas of what i can make a christmas tree out of, that isn't ... you know ... already a pine tree.

i have tried dead branches before, and i have seen cardboard ones online, but neither is quite what i am looking for.

thank you in advance for your ideas!
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009 05:36:25 PM »

check out DIY, CREATIVE JUICE makes some pretty trees out of tomato cages and  B Orignal makes a wall hanging tree out of wooden clothes hangers. Simple but cute.
I'm sure you'll get alot of ideas on this!
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009 05:49:08 PM »

We were just at a Whole Foods grocery store and they had rosemary "trees" for sale. Its a rosemary plant in the shape of a small 16 in. pine tree. I bought one and I love it. My dining room smells like rosemary. I'm going to dry the rosemary after xmas.


The rosemary tree is part way down the page.
http://www.pinerytree.com/Products.aspx
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009 05:57:58 PM »

i got a little curious and started googling around and found this
http://www.christmasmichigan.com/Build-Your-Own-Christmas-Tree.html
made out of cans! looks kind of tacky at first, but when it's lit up looks really pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009 08:15:02 PM »

It's not really recycling, but if you want to make a small tree, and have lots of green beads, there are patterns available online to make seed beaded pine branches (if you scroll down, there's information on this website:  http://www.beadedgarden.com/patterns/index_flower.php ).

I bet you could do something similar to Sewwhut's can Christmas tree with green mountain dew/sprite bottles (I live in a bottle deposit state, so it's far less likely to happen here).

I bet a stack of spider plants or ferns (would require some sort of support of course, but get them close enough together so that the supports and pots aren't too visible) would make an interesting, if skinny, Christmas tree.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009 08:36:45 PM »

check these trees out.......

http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_dec2007/RedneckChristmasTree.htm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefbrandon/3089441441/

http://www.papercraftjunkies.com/content/2008/12/ribbon-christmas-tree-project-by-emma-fleming
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009 01:58:06 PM »

I was gonna suggest the mountain dew tree also. Saw it last year i thought it looked really cool. Also seen a white tree made with boas,  wire clothes hanger, and fishing line.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009 05:32:33 PM »

I make lots of tree shapes on the walls; swoops of light strings, Christmas cards, paper snowflakes, things like that. The only 3D ones are stacked boxes or cupcakes.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2009 06:33:40 PM »

these are some really good ideas... i'm still not sure but a few ideas are flopping around in my head now.  thank you ... and thank you in advance to anyone else who posts after.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2009 06:45:19 AM »

I've benefitted from some new inspiration as well.
Thanks!
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