Christmas Trees for Small Spaces
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LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate, parental supervision necessary.
In this segment of Kids Korner we take hands with the Urban Greenies category and make a small – space friendly Christmas tree.
What is needed?
- Long sticks, twigs or wooden poles that can be broken or sawed into the right lengths
- String or twine
- Decorations – we chose a selection of tinsel, baubles, hanging stars and metallic strings of beads, but anything will work
- A drill if necessary
- Cut or saw your sticks / dowel sticks into lengths that slowly decrease in size from large to small.
- We chose to drill holes in our wooden dowel sticks and insert string into each one, knotting under each hole.
- An alternative is to tie knots around each stick as you go, placing out the sticks and roughly gauging where each next knot should be tied. Allow the kids to be as involved as possible and if things end up a bit ‘wonky’ that’s OK!
- Make a knot at the top of the ‘tree’.
- When you have a Christmas tree shape that you’re happy with hang the tree by it’s rope knotted top onto a wall where you can work on hanging the decorations.
- We attached a small piece of twine to each decor item and hung baubles and stars from various points. You can use pinecones, small buttons, or any other decorative items that hold meaning.
- We wrapped tinsel around our second tree and attached a beaded strand of metallic purple balls around it too, topping it with a star.
The stars really are the limit – everyone’s tree will be unique and personalised. All of the decor we used is available from Lifestyle Home garden in an array of gorgeous bright and darker colours – definitely something for everyone!
We love that these trees are perfect in any small space! Hang above, or from the mantle, attach to a staircase, hang on a door or a wall, or from a book case.
What small space are you decorating? What have you used in your space which has still managed to look festive? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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