So I started crocheting this Christmas tree at the beginning of the summer. It is finally being assembled. First you take a knitting needle and push it through a foam disc.I glued some felt onto the bottom to avoid scratching any furniture the tree is placed on. I didn't have any white felt so I figured green would work.
Next I glued on the skirt. Please ignore the basement in the background. This is my usual crafting space.
Then I started adding the tree layers. You can see them all laid out in order on the table.
It's not pretty, but I needed a way to weight down each layer while it dried....my wire cutters did the job.
And so it continued......
Until I got to the top! I found that the roll of masking tape worked well as a weight. The tools were there to keep the spiral upright as it dried.Almost finished.
It needs some decoration. See that bowl of 1/4 inch red pom-poms. They all need to be glued onto the tree. As you can see, I have moved to the kitchen for this part. Brighter and more comfortable.
I am quite pleased with the final result.
This one will be a gift for my daughter. Now I have to make a second one for my son. I try not to play favorites and I get to do more crocheting! I certainly won't complain.
I am joining Ginny for Yarn Along today. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to.
I finished reading Distant Hours by Kate Morton. I liked this novel, but I found it to be somewhat darker than her other novels. As a result it took me much longer to read than usual. I still liked the uncovering of family secrets and the intertwining of the characters' lives right until the very end of the book. I don't have anything else in mind to read right now. I will have to start looking around.
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