If you’ve been coming here for a bit, you may recall the vintage Christmas ornament tree I made a couple of years ago: it was a spur of the moment idea, assembled with a lack of permanence, knowing it wouldn’t be going anywhere beyond my living room.
But ... then I thought, "What if I make a version that can travel?" Maybe all the way to my antique mall space where vintage-Christmas-loving-folks can find it and (very carefully) take it home?
So I unleashed the vintage ornament stash, pulled a rusty screen from the stack in the garage and experimented with making an ornament tree that’s put together somewhat more permanently than the original one.
There were some tough decisions to be made involving beading wire, string and heavy duty sewing thread. Not to mention a scary moment with a GIGANTIC needle.
Please, always wear sturdy shoes when crafting. Bedroom slippers do not qualify.
In the end, a slightly less GIGANTIC needle threaded with the heavy duty thread worked best for tying the ornaments to the screen.
I guess my inner seamstress is still lurking somewhere after all.
( It took about six whole minutes of gluing the caps onto the ornaments, my lap and the tips of my fingers for me to decide that step needed to be eliminated from the process.
I knew that rusty wire would come in handy someday.
So after gluing, tying, wiring and knotting, I think I have this figured out.
And if you’re not opposed to having my vintage Christmas experiment arrive on your doorstep, I’d love to give away this vintage Christmas ornament tree.
Just leave a comment before midnight PST, Monday, November 5th, and you’re entered.
This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.