Continuing on with yesterday's theme, I'm going to share with you another fun, cheap and easy way to decorate up your Christmas tree. Perhaps you're going with a non-traditional theme (like neon) and it is difficult to find decor to work. Or maybe you want a new look by adding something on the cheap.
Either way, I've got you covered. I bought a total of 6 packages of pipe cleaners for approximately $2.50 a pack. Then I got to down curling the heck out of these things. It's really easy:
We liked bulky sprays so we took ten cleaners total and wrapped the bottom two inches or so and spun them around together. They tightly wound up and held together easily.
Then, take your finger and wrap each cleaner around it individually. Keep the coils tight until ready to use.
Initially the plan was to have them as sprays, sticking out of the tree all crazy. But we also made our pom garland from yesterday and some neon paper chain (we used neon cardstock from Dollar General for $0.75 a pack and used 2) and we started to have a bit much going on. My sister had the genius idea to roll up a piece of paper (left over from chain making) into a cone shape. Then she took a knife and punched x shapes around the cone and shoved in the sprays we made. And voila! This absolutely insane tree topper was born!
Tune in tomorrow for some very basic crochet help!!