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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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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2005 05:23:23 PM »

That's awesomely unique. Way to go!
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2005 05:32:15 PM »

this is totally cool, you've inspired me to make my own christmas tree!
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2005 08:11:10 PM »

That's absolutely brilliant and so beautifully done. wow  Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2005 03:43:15 AM »

this would be great for a jeans company such as the gap for their christmas/holiday decorations! and what a great idea!

good job
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2005 05:38:57 AM »

What a great idea - it turned out fabulous!

And for the record - it's never too early to start Christmas crafts!
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2005 05:46:50 PM »

This is great.  Way better than what I expected when I saw the title.  I'm sure your aunt will love it.  I know mine would!
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2005 08:33:41 PM »

Wow! That is so great!!!
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2005 07:02:40 PM »

hmmmmmm now I know what to do with all that red lame' I have leftover form the chili cook off last year! Great idea!
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2005 08:24:17 PM »

This is an awesome tree!  Cool!
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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2005 05:11:34 AM »

That's really cool!
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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2005 08:23:41 AM »

Congratulations!
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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2005 08:26:35 AM »

Such an adorable take on the old tissue paper decorations from elementary school. Way to go!
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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2005 12:43:29 PM »

So, so pretty. I would love one of these in my room for christmas.

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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2005 04:20:30 PM »

Neat holiday craft!  It might be fun to adapt this using colored denim, too.

Pieces,

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