hot cocoa station and the hoodlums ate all my marshmallows on a stick so I came up with this.
What you'll need: (I found everything I needed at JoAnns)
A jar of some kind, and filler to keep your tree upright. (I used sugar but epsom salts would work well too.)
A dowel, cut to the height you desire. (I made sure it would fit under my cabinets first)
A big stack of pipe cleaners in the color you desire. (I bought a big bag and used most of it. You'll use more than you think you will.)
Some beads for the ends. Mine were natural wood. (Optional)
the shape of a tree. You can't mess up here because trees aren't perfect! I love a project that take the pressure off like that. Don't you?
wooden beads to some ends here and there.
blue mason jar filled with sugar. (It's what I had on hand.)
every room in the house, or on bedside tables, or make a little village of them down your table for Christmas dinner!
creamy, glossy color and I am in love with it even more now. Painting it calmed the scene down. I know there are probably Willow Tree junkies that want to spank me right now, but I really love it like this... wish I had the courage to do this last year!
glittered some numbers and hung them on my Trader Joe's boxwood wreath. Sweetness and simplicity. My favorite.
little fingers touching them... but that's what this season is all about right?
Now go forth and make pipe cleaner trees!