Extreme Tree Trimming

December 6th, 2009 in member junk     
Prior Prior, member
9 users recommend

old wire, word cards, balls, and crystals
bare braches
one of the keyboard ornaments
mostly vintage buttons, the small ones in the middle still have the old thread in them.
All done and ready for the show Saturday...doesnt everyone have a Jack head
old wire, word cards, balls, and crystals

old wire, word cards, balls, and crystals

  • I wanted a cool, whimsical display tree for our show without spending money... so I took an old 6 foot Dollar Store tree I've had 4-ever and trimmed all the pine needles down to the nubs, ran lights down the middle in sections, so I could put it together quickly and store it easily, inserted the middle part of the stand in some old grout in a plastic ice cream bucket. then I took crystals and ran up the middle to hide the lights and on the branches.  I used old rusty wire, crystals, and balls to make the topper to hold the old school words ... Got Present.... that is my subliminal message. Ha Ha.  It shows up our ornaments well.

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (15)

capawajunker writes: Just love what you've thought to do with an old tree, and it's even useful. Where'd you find Jack? Posted: 8:27 pm on November 15th
redbugs13 writes: This tree is AMAZING!!!!! There are so many great ideas going on, and the end result just POPS!!!! Absolutely beautiful! Posted: 12:12 pm on December 16th
busymelifera writes: LOVE! This is a hoot (I date myself), and worth plagiarizing. I dunno what the big attraction is to those trees (real or not) that are so full that the ornaments can't do their thing and just hang around. THIS is a lot of work, but worth the final result. peace Posted: 8:00 pm on December 14th
RustyDiva writes: Great eye~catching tree! Posted: 10:48 am on December 9th
SuzBrown writes: Love this tree!! Posted: 11:05 pm on December 8th
Aunt_B writes: I love the Jack head too - what's the story behind that?
Beverly Posted: 10:15 pm on December 7th
birdcolor writes: Love the tree after the trim. Very nicely done... Posted: 10:09 pm on December 7th
chippingcharm writes: Very creative...I like the keyboard ornaments too. Good luck :) Laurel Posted: 8:29 pm on December 7th
alicemom writes: Darling idea for "needle cut" (instead of hair) for a tree.
Turned out great hope your show is as good!
smiles, alice Posted: 6:27 pm on December 7th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, that's great! I especially love the word cards. Posted: 1:48 pm on December 7th
Aunt_B writes: Great Idea! Bet your hands were sore from the extreme trimming but well worth the effort. You are very creative! Posted: 12:50 pm on December 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I just love the idea of doing an extreme trim on a tree! Thanks so much for sharing. Adding this type of tree to my "to do" list!
Candy Posted: 11:11 am on December 7th
monakent writes: FUN!!! Absolutley love this little number. gailmarie Posted: 10:33 am on December 7th
suewhitney writes: Extremely cool, Prior! Very creatively done... good luck at your show.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:59 am on December 7th
grannijo writes: So cute!...and a great "cheap" display tree...love it!..thanks for sharing with us!...sharon
Posted: 6:40 am on December 7th
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