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Holiday DIY: A Re-Purposed Christmas Tree

By Remodelando la Casa on Dec 09, 2013

A Re-purposed Christmas Tree

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The other day I was reading a post by my friend Vel about collections, I fell in love with her pretty books and brass apple collections. Then I pause to think about the collections I have but at that moment nothing came, hmmm as I said there, collections are not in my DNA.

Later on, I remembered that yes, I have some collections...
Letters written to me by my siblings and friends, it's not growing any longer now that we use e-mails ;)...
All the cards my kids have given me thru the years ...
Christmas cards from friends and family, kind of sentimental stuff.
And I also collect items like these:

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I just cannot throw them away! Maybe this is not a collection but a hoarding problem :) But when the ribbons are gone I think the spools can be re-used.

I used lots of them when creating the Ribbon Spool Pumpkin, remember? but I still have many more, and it looks like they love me :) The other day while at Home Depot with my husband I found the big black spool I'm using here, inside one of their trash cans. I thought it was beautiful and immediately picked it up. You can imagine Mr. RLC's face! :D

That black spool gave me the idea of a ribbon spool Christmas tree. It was time to utilize those chunky spools ;)

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Perfect shape but a bit too plain! Some burlap, jute webbing...

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Hot glue...

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And of course, some blink.

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A wooden spool, one of the latest in "my collection", serves as a base ;)

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Finally, a cinnamon stick star tops it off!

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Ta da! At least now I have a Christmas tree.

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It is time for me to work on the real one, there are home tours all around blog land that I'm feeling so far behind! At least I'm getting lots of inspiration ;)

Hugs,

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