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"Spool Christmas Tree Ornament"

Submitted by Amy Carter of GA

This is special to me because it is made of "old timey" wooden thread spools, and I really like "old timey" things!

Materials Needed:

6 wooden thread spools, all the same size (or use 6 new spools of green thread)

1 wooden thread spool, slightly smaller than the other 6 (or use 1 new spool of brown thread)

green craft foam

green ribbon

letter beads MERRY CHRISTMAS

1 star shaped bead

various beads for tree decorations




1. Cut a piece of green craft foam to the shape of 6 wooden spools set up bowling pin style.

2. Glue the wooden spools to this piece of green craft foam.

3. Color the tops of the spools with a green marker.

4. Wrap the tree shape with green ribbon (if using new spools of green thread, skip this step)

5. Glue a slightly smaller wooden spool to the bottom of the tree.

6. Glue "Merry Christmas" in beads to the front of the tree.

7. Glue beads to the tree for "decorations;" glue a star shaped bead to the top of the tree.

8. Attach a ribbon hanger to the back of the tree. 



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