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Topic: Our Christmas unTree (with updated tutorial-ish pictures)  (Read 32141 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010 09:14:54 AM »

hurm.... do I detect some wire hoopage there? Because you'd need to hang the ornaments from something...
I love the idea. It's great. I think if it were me, I'd put a few more hoops in to have the garland drape all flowy down the sides and put a few more ornaments on it.

So if it's not supported at the bottom, what are you suspending it with, and how heavy is it?
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2010 10:08:46 AM »

I love it <3
How did you get it to work though. I know my husband would love this tree.
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010 11:34:40 AM »

Inspired! What a fantastic way to to compromise. I love it!
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010 11:50:07 AM »

This is just... AWESOME!! At first I thought it was a photoshoped picture haha

Well, he is right though, easy to clean under it! More room for gifts Cheesy

« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2010 12:45:30 PM »

So cool! Thats an amazing idea! Christmas decorations of the future I say! Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2010 12:46:17 PM »

Love Grin
. Please reveal to us the secrets of your magical untree

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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2010 01:12:56 PM »

Wow! I'm overwhelmed by all these comments =) To be honest I made this tree like... 3 weeks ago and I didn't even think of putting it up here because I never thought of it as much of a craft. Then today I realised that maybe I should share my beloved baby with you all, and this is the response I get? You guys are just totally sweet and awsome!

So, spoilers of the magic of the tree, for those of you who asked for it:
No, it's not fishing wires (I hate those, they never do what I want them to do... have too many bad memories of trying to hang things from the ceiling at theatre school. urk), and there is nothing odd about the garlands. Tygrrlilee is absolutley right; it's wire hoops. Basically it's inner and outer hopps, with the outer ones being suspended from the inner ones to give it a bit more tree like shape. Like this:

The hoops are wire and they're connected with just normal sewing thread (though I think I had then double folded... or maybe even folded double again, so they wouldn't break). We're kind of traditionally swedish in our decoration so we don't put as much in the trees as americans tend to do (at least in cali when I was there over christmas... wow, those trees are full of stuff. And heavy stuff too sometimes, our tree couldn't bare that).

As for the suspoended part it's simply a thinner wire going across the corner with I hung the tree on. You can see at least two ornaments hanging from it beside the tree top in the picture. That wire then goes through the star (which is hardly visable in the picture I'm afraid) and from inside the star the tree is then hung.
And that's the whole secret

As for how heavy it is the answer is not very much at all. We onl have the lights (not very heavy), the garland and the ornaments which weight pretty much nothing.

I love how it becomes sort of an optical illusion because of course you can see the wires and the threads when you look at it, but with the decorations on the eyes sort of don't notice the foundation anymore.

I am pretty positive she's coming up again next year. And the year after that. And after that =) I love our baby

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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2010 01:37:00 PM »

I'm so glad you shared!!!
I linked this post on facebook too, cause I thought it was to neat!

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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2010 02:32:52 PM »

Oh! Belladune, are you by any chance Anne's friend she told me about?
Anyway, I'm so very flattered by that, I can't do much but blush =)

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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2010 03:47:50 PM »

it's so cool i love it even my kids thinks its grate they call it the ghost tree 

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