These little guys did not cost me one single penny to make!
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!
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.
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.
Here the little
thief assistant takes one of the strips and unrolls it completely.
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.
And here the
weasel assistant takes the last roll of wool…
But like I said, I don’t really need them anyway!
Love how they look on top of my quilt cabinet…
I may be linking to these great parties!
i LOVE these!! Christmas list please! :)
They're lovely...how wonderful to have a little helper! xx
so cute perfect for christmas
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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
Lovely tree's. That fabric looks great!!
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
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!
How creative and cute is this. Love this idea. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty
Love your blog. I just followed you and hoping you'll follow back :)
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…
Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share Linky Party
This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
We hope to see you there!
Love this idea! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us.
Beautiful! Pinning to Christmas! Hope to make these. I won't have that wool, though. Thanks for the fun. Linda
You have a great helper there! Very nice!
I really like the way these look! Very elegant and simple. Was it simple to make? I haven't worked with fabric much ;)
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/
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