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How to Make an Ornament-Display Tree

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An ornament-display tree is a clever, inexpensively crafted sculpture that can be used for holidays or any other time of the year. Once it's up and decorated, it's a no-fuss tree, as it won't shed any leaves or needles. Add holiday ornaments or any o

How to Make an Ornament-Display Tree

An ornament-display tree is a clever, inexpensively crafted sculpture that can be used for holidays or any other time of the year. Once it's up and decorated, it's a no-fuss tree, as it won't shed any leaves or needles. Add holiday ornaments or any other embellishments.

Skill level:Easy

Things you need

Flower potAcrylic paintPaint brushFlorist foamKnifeCraft wireWire cuttersMetal skewerFlorist tapeOrnaments

Instructions

1 Paint the pot a desired colour with acrylic paint.

2 Cut a section of florist foam with a knife and fit it snugly inside the pot.

3 Cut different lengths of sturdy but easily bent craft wire, gauge 6 to 11, with a wire cutter. Coil the wires by wrapping them around a metal skewer. Coil only half of the wire's length and leave the second half straight. Make a dozen or so of these coiled wires.

4 Tape the straight ends of the wires using florist tape.

5 Insert the wires into the foam, straight ends down.

6 Pick ornaments to hang on the coiled wires.

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