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« on: November 06, 2005 09:33:36 AM »

Here is my Christmas Jean tree!
I realize it's a little early to be thinking about Christmas crafts,
but I had this great idea as a present for my aunt, and this was a fantastic opportunity to act on it!

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So the materials I used are:

scraps from two pairs of old jeans cut into 1.5 inch squares
a styrafoam cone
some wood pieces painted white for the tree base
some neddles with coloured balls on the end
a pen
a glue gun
some spray starch

And here's how I did it!

I covered the end of a pen with a jean square and then jammed it into the styrafoam tree.
 And kept doing that untill it was covered with little jean squares everywhere!
If any of them were falling out, I used the glue gun to fill up the hole and put the jean in again on the pen. The base I put together with the glue gun, painted white, and jammed it into the bottom of the styrafoam and made it stay with some more glue gun help.
Then I put some pins in it to add decoration and make it look more christmas tree like and sprayed the whole thing with starch to stiffen it up and make it a little more sturdy.
It was super easy and I think it turned out nicely!

I hope you all like it!


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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005 09:37:48 AM »

This is too cool =D Nice job
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005 09:38:07 AM »

pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005 09:38:59 AM »

thats amazing!! good job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2005 09:43:19 AM »

very original!
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2005 10:35:26 AM »

Holy whoa. That's a piece of magic.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2005 11:08:56 AM »

That is KILLER!!  I love it, so original!
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2005 11:11:04 AM »

Great idea! Very pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2005 11:23:05 AM »

Hot dog! that's unique!
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2005 03:10:29 PM »

THis is such a great idea!  It gives me lots of ideas for gifts!

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