Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A very unusual tree....
Today I have a unique tree for you. Sometimes there are very good reasons for things to be one of a kind, and this tree is a perfect example of that. So, even though I think it is quite hideous, and way past "so ugly it's cute", I am bravely sharing it! Maybe it will spark an idea in someone's crafty brain. If not, at least you all will have one project that you can leave off your to-do list.
Last year, I was excited to rescue some vintage bed springs before they got hauled to the dump. I had seen lots of really cute projects, and I was sure that I could make some for myself. After three not so good projects, I am about ready to give up on those plans.
My family drinks a lot of tea, and as you may have noticed, sometimes the tea bags make their way into my projects. Mostly they are bit players, but with this project, I decided to make them the star of the show. Over a couple of months, I saved all the tea bags, dried them, removed the tags and staples and emptied out the tea. Then I tore each bag in half lengthwise and twisted it into a rope shape. I knotted each rope onto the spring to replicate evergreen needles.
The simple red berries were another save from a friend's recycling pile.
At least I didn't spend a single cent on this project!
Maybe it looks better with a fancy photo booth photo. Not so much; see?
Thanks for visiting today. I'll be back tomorrow with what I think is a much prettier tree number three!