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« on: November 12, 2005 04:13:17 PM »

here is a little tree i made.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/princess_me/2003_0105Image0003.jpg

this is where i got the idea
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10650
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2005 06:20:02 PM »

I love, love, love it!!  Smiley

I really like that you made it silver, opposed to the gold they used.  Very nice!!  What is the doodad/trinket you used for the top?  I can't quite tell...

Here's the tute from the link princess_me provided:

MATERIALS:
 Hard plastic cereal bowl, 5 inches in diameter 
 Tacky glue 
 Corrugated cardboard circle, 8 inches in diameter 
 Styrofoam cone, 12 inches tall 
 Roll of twine, optional 
 Trinkets and tiny toys 
 Hot-glue gun 
 Toothpick 
 Gold spray paint 

Time needed: Under 1 Hour
1. Use tacky glue to join the bottom of the bowl to the center of the cardboard circle. Once the glue dries, invert the bowl and glue the base of the foam cone atop the the cardboard. Let the glue dry.

2. To make the tree wider, wrap twine around the cone until you?ve achieved the desired width. Then glue the loose twine ends in place. If you prefer a tall, slim tree, go right to step 3.

3. For a treetop ornament, choose one with a hollow portion, such as a bell, whistle, or seashell. Then insert one end of the toothpick into the top of the cone and set the tree topper over the protruding end.

4. Glue the trinkets one at a time. Start with larger ones arranged around the base and build upward using increasingly smaller objects. Some items, especially weightier ones, may need to be hot-glued in place (a parent?s job), but many should hold well with the tacky glue, which is more child-friendly.

5. Place the adorned tree on newspaper in a well-ventilated area and apply several coats of gold spray paint (adults only) to the tree and base. Allow the paint to dry completely.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2005 12:49:25 AM »

Wow, I love this...I might make it, if I can find the time!  I already have two little trees and a big tree coming, but I think it would be a beautiful centerpiece.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2005 04:59:00 PM »

my mom is now having me make these for christmas presents
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2005 05:00:24 PM »

my mom is now having me make these for christmas presents

thats a great idea
I think I might make 1 or 2 as presents myself
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2005 06:27:19 PM »

wow, that is so cute!!!


i'm having a christmas party (my firstgrown-up, married christmas party) and i was thinking about making somethingfor the table...this may be it!

so awesome...i love how far away you see a silver christmas tree, but when you get up close you see all the toys/doodads...my semi-grown up friends will love it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2006 08:38:58 PM »

that is sooooo awesome, i can't believe i missed that. next year. it reminds me of this book i have called merry kitchmas. lots of cheesy christmas tree ideas.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2006 07:24:18 AM »

it was awesome!
 I made one...i need to take pics of it. I had to make mine bigger than the foam cones they had in the floral section so i made a paper mache cone...i put everything from army men to crayons, to (plastic)bugs to barbie shoes...lifesavers. ..bottlecaps....so awesome!

Thanks to princess_me  to the inspiration. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2006 07:50:14 PM »

i am glad i inspired. i am think about doing a picture frame of a wreath or just a plaque to hang on the wall. something for all year long
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