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« on: December 30, 2008 01:28:49 PM »

I thought it unwise to have a tree with the cats around, yet mom had given me a lot of beautiful ornaments and I wanted to display them. In summary, I ended up with this...

It's a six-foot snowflake made from dollar-store poster boards taped together, dollar-store holographic wrapping paper, hot glue, and silver thumbtacks. I used this as the pattern...

...which I did on the snowflake generator (URL is on the picture). Then, once it was all up on the ceiling, I suspended the ornaments from it.

I may have started my own tradition here. If I have cats then I can't have a tree, but, every year I can make a different snowflake and hang things up out of cats' reaches. (Though they do stare up at it alot!) And it's a theme that fits in with any religious tradition. Someone has already suggested copper for next year. Hmm...
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008 03:27:26 AM »

That's beautiful!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008 07:50:25 AM »

That is awesome.  I'm currently regretting that my living room ceiling is vaulted and I can't do this.

I may do a scaled down version in my dining room some time.

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2009 02:42:30 PM »

Amazing snowflake! I love how it displays the best part of the tree without the hassle of one! I soooo should have thought of that for our cats. I'm tired of cleaning up kitty puke with pine needles in it....
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009 10:00:21 PM »

Absolutely fantastic.  My first comment when I saw the finished pic was WOOOOW!!!  Great Job.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009 03:28:12 PM »

Ok so I also have kitty issues and we too love to hang our decorations, so we too hung ours from the ceiling.....but yours looks so much better than ours! I just hung them at random from ribbons with paper snowflakes that the kids made mixed in. Made the cats crazy, one kept jumping trying to get them, very amusing to watch. Next year I will have to try your version, thanks for sharing!
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009 06:47:39 PM »

I don't have any cats, but I think I might do this next year anyway, it's beautiful! It'd also be great for people who live in dorms or small apartments, and don't have room for a tree.

« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2009 10:45:09 PM »

That's really pretty! We have two bad cats, but I think we may still try to hang ornaments on the tree. We'll see this year if they get knocked down/broken (which I expect they will) so maybe we'll try this. Or maybe I can even convince the hubs without the broken ornaments Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014 11:14:06 PM »

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that is absolutely gorgeous!  You could hang it on the wall, too--figure out some kind of spacers (foamcore?) and still hang ornaments on it.

I hung garlands around the living room when I had kittens; each section of garland had a different theme (travel, santas, cobalt blue).  For the most part, my cats haven't bothered ornaments on the tree if they're hung high enough.  It does leave a bit of a naked area around the bottom of the tree.  One of my current cats is just fascinated by the tree; he sits and stares at it for hours.  Both like to sleep under it, so I've started using a padded tree skirt for their comfort.

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2014 02:15:51 AM »

love your creative idea, so beautiful and lovely Smiley

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