Floating Christmas Tree

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This past Christmas, my mom told me not to put up our plastic Christmas tree. It was just too much work to set up and clean up after. So, I had a better idea.

Step 1: Materials

Materials:
-A roll of fishing wire
-Ornaments
-Some cardboard
-Rope

Tools:
-Scissors
-A broom (to sweep up the glass ornaments you drop and break)

Step 2: Instructions

1. Cut cardboard into a large circle (the circumference of the size of tree you want) and poke holes in random spots in the cardboard.
2. Cut desired length of fishing wire and stick through holes. Secure with lots of tape.
3. On the bottom end, loop an ornament through and tie a knot.
4. Cut excess string sticking out of the knot.
5. Repeat until the ornaments resemble a tree outline. Remember to hang the ones in the middle higher up and the ones along the edge lower.
6. Hang up to your ceiling somehow. (I used rope.)
7. Stand back and admire. Take pictures and brag :)

Step 3:

Lastly, place presents under it! :D

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    steveMeyer

    3 years ago

    And so easy to put away after the holidays.

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    lcowper

    6 years ago on Introduction

    You could also "drape" tree lights and garland by tying fishing line at spots along its length (this would require sturdier support above it). My cats would think this was even more awesome than a tree-- lots of hanging toys just for them! -- so I'd probably have to use plastic ornaments to cut down the potential disaster.

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    NunchakuManlcowper

    Reply 3 years ago

    That could be awesome. Have you tried it?