- Used Christmas ornaments
- Craft wires/ String/ Craft hangers
- Old Beads necklace from parties
- Christmas lights
- Old plant protector
Do you know that you can make an elegant Christmas Tree from an old plant protector from your garden? After the changes of season, we also change the plants and decorations in our garden or backyard and we oftentimes discard the old plant protectors. But you can still use those to make decorations for Christmas. I will teach you how. :)
This is the actual plan protector that I used here in this tutorial. Since I think it has no more use in the garden, i decided to make use of it in making our Christmas tree this holiday season.
1. Clean your plant protector to remove soils. With the use of your pliers, reshape it in a cone shape. You don't have to be perfect with it. This will serve as the skeleton of your Christmas tree.
2. Tie the end of the plant protector with a craft wire or a string.
3. I got this necklace from parties like Mardi gras, etc. Start tracing the plant protector with your old beads necklace starting from top to bottom. Secure the beads by wrapping craft wire around it so it won't loosen up.
4. Put the Christmas lights by rolling it around your Christmas tree. Secure it with craft wire to avoid falling it apart.
5. Now put your ornaments on your Christmas tree. Hang the balls randomly using a string or an ornament hanger.
7. Now, you have a very elegant Christmas tree made from your old Christmas ornaments and old plant protector. Time to turn on the Christmas lights to add a majestic details on it.
Tips: In choosing colors for decorations, green, red and gold are the safest color that you can reuse every Christmas. You can add additional decorations at the base of your Christmas tree like poinsettias or miniature gifts to cover the bottom part of it. I didn't use glue on this tutorial so I can easily loosen up everything without damaging each piece ton use it again for another purposes. You can also paint the plant protector first before beginning making this project.
Hope you made a very elegant Christmas tree. Check other tutorials for different occasions at http://www.siningfactory.com/crafts.html
12/2/2011 01:56:36 am
Love it. Ilaag mo sa ibabaw ning TV.
Gosh, this is so beautiful. Christmas trees are so expensive but this is a better alternative. Plus me and the kids can have fun making this. Can I share this at BC Bloggers newsletter this Monday? I will link to your post so others can see. Please email me.
12/6/2011 09:01:56 pm
You're quite the crafter! Salut!
12/7/2011 03:17:29 am
I made one like this 3 years ago, as big the usual christmas tree, I wanted to achieve perfect cone-shape and then wrapped it with silver foils so that the christmas light will reflect twice the effect. So far, it's very durable and can be re-modelled to come up with up-beat designs.
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12/7/2011 05:47:08 am
12/7/2011 05:48:43 am
It is really cool to recycle! I do that often! :)
12/7/2011 05:59:45 am
Hi, I already made a comment, but I am not sure if it was posted so I think of leaving another comment.
12/7/2011 08:19:31 am
Though we don't celebrate christmas in this place, I'm still considering the idea of putting up a Christmas Tree. Hehe. Thanks for sharing.
12/7/2011 08:32:51 am
WOW! you are really awesome!!! (inggit ako). a very wonderful, yet not that expensive, alternative for Christmas tree :) I did something too, but mine was not that really impressive haha. I made it out of a walis tingting :D
12/7/2011 03:39:43 pm
Hahaha! Should I say that it is a co-incident? Miss Tess, this is the post that I am telling you in your blog, and you did read it step by step.
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