This is the latest craft to hit our dining room table. Simple pipe cleaner trees set atop wooden thread spools. Simple and just a little bit primitive, just how I like my decor for Yule. They now live on our mantel with our super huge pinecones, just above our new hand knit stockings. Lovely.
Want to see how I made them?
I started out with some plain wooden thread spools. I found a lovely poem about Yule which I formatted to fit the spools perfectly. Then I just printed the pieces, cut and glued them to the spools using white glue.
To make the trees, I used two pipe cleaners and wrapped them around my finger, starting at the widest point of my finger…
…and ending at the narrowest part of my finger for a slightly angled tree.
Once the pipe cleaners were fully wound around my finger, I gently slipped them off and made a few adjustments to make sure they were molded into a nice tree shape.
Then I attached the pipe cleaner tree to the wooden spool using hot glue. I also added some red velvet ribbon around the top of the spool to cover the tree base and any stray glue.
I love how these turned out. I especially love that if you take the time to read the prose, you are treated to a lovely read about the joy of love, family, friends and the Yuletide season.
What poem or verse would you put on the spool?