Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wool Wrapped Trees

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These little guys did not cost me one single penny to make!

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I bought a box of various craft supplies at an auction for $1 and these paper mache trees were part of the deal.  I shoulda taken a before pic, but I didn’t…sorry bout that!

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I cut 1.5 inch wide strips of wool from a green wool shirt that I found at the Salvation Army.  It had lots of holes in it so it was quite cheap. I washed it in hot water several times, so the wool was pretty thick.

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I used hot glue and just spiraled the strips around upward.  Here you see my assistant stealing helping me show how the strips unroll from the neat bundles I had made.

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Here the little thief assistant takes one of the strips and unrolls it completely.

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Anyway, who needs extra strips…I only had five trees to cover!  You could use styrofoam trees instead of the paper mache ones, although the paper mache trees have some kind of weight in the bottom so they are difficult to knock over.  My clumsy pug assistant showed me proof of that.

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And here the weasel assistant takes the last roll of wool…

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But like I said, I don’t really need them anyway!

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Stinker!

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Love how they look on top of my quilt cabinet…

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I may be linking to these great parties!

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16 comments:

jess said...

i LOVE these!! Christmas list please! :)

Maggie said...

They're lovely...how wonderful to have a little helper! xx

Angie Church said...

so cute perfect for christmas

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Jill Shepherd said...

Your trees look lovely Ellen - and so nice to have an assistant when you work! :)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Marvelously Messy said...

Lovely tree's. That fabric looks great!!

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Those turned out beautiful, and your pup is adorable! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-weekend.html

Carol said...

Very cute and super-thrifty -- my kind of project! Maybe your assistant thinks he's a cat, because that's exactly what my feline assistant would do!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How creative and cute is this. Love this idea. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Crafty Allie said...

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SWEET HAUTE for Sweet Haute said...

Excellent idea, your dog loves it too….I wanted to invite you to share this at my linky party going on now. Add as many projects as you like. Hope to see you there…

Christina at
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Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share Linky Party

Life With The Crust Cut Off said...

This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-29/
Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
Hosted by:
http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
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We hope to see you there!

Style Sisters said...

Love this idea! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us.
http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-88.html
Karin

Linda Bouffard said...

Beautiful! Pinning to Christmas! Hope to make these. I won't have that wool, though. Thanks for the fun. Linda

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

You have a great helper there! Very nice!

kraftmint.com said...

I really like the way these look! Very elegant and simple. Was it simple to make? I haven't worked with fabric much ;)
Cheers,
Ursula

Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box said...

These trees are beautiful and would make amazing Christmas decorations! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-5/