Thursday, December 20, 2012

Knitting Needle Christmas Tree

When the Christmas season comes around each year, I think of my Mom and Dad and how Christmas used to be when I was small.  I remember each year my Mom and I would put together the Christmas tree made from Christmas ornaments and a knitting needle.  I decided to make one this year.





I thought I would be able to find the ornaments for this tree in a set but after looking several places without any luck, I decided to just collect different sizes of ornaments that I thought would work together on the tree.  I ended up finding most of these at Michael's and Dollar Tree.  One thing nice about shopping at Michael's is that each time you buy something, they give you a 40% off coupon so you can go back again where you get another 40% off coupon.



This little foam base came from Dollar Tree, too.  My daughter cut the ribbons at an angel to cover the base.  


You simply stick a knitting needle through the base and stack the ornaments on just like you see in the photo.


A nice childhood memory..........


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27 comments:

  1. Now that is clever and looks great!!!

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  2. What a fun idea, LuAnn. Looks really nice.

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  3. I love your Christmas ornaments, decorations and your Christmas quilts. May this Christmas bring peace and joy to your house! Hugs <3

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  4. As a Christmas tree nut....I love this! I have some antique ornaments I can use!

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  5. What a great idea! I would have never guessed that you start with a knitting needle.

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  6. What a great idea. Will have to make one with my Granddaughter.

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  7. Such a great decoration, but an even better story. Have a great day.

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  8. That's a great idea, I really like this, it looks very attractive.

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  9. You have the cutest ideas for decorations--very clever this one...and pretty...Julierose

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  10. Your tree is awesome! I would have never come up with something like this. I'll be hitting the after Christmas sales to purchase some ornaments to make one for next year. This would also be a cute hostess gift.

    Thank you so much for sharing your idea with all of us!

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  11. Cute idea. Looks fabulous and festive! Thanks for sharing how to make one.
    Merry Christmas!

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  12. What a fun idea. Turned out super cute and looks easy enough to do.

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  13. I love your little Christmas tree. I have to remember it for next year. What a wonderful memory for you and now you are passing it on to your daughter - perfect!

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  14. Your Christmas tree is lovely and such happy memories to go with it

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  15. I love this idea! How did you attach the top ornament so it stands straight up?

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  16. The tree is so cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas.
    linda

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  17. I have never seen that before and I love it! I may have to do this as a craft activity next Christmas with my own kids. I also teach at the local school and it would be a great craft activity to do with them. Thank you!

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  18. Now that's a tree that would fit in even a tiny apartment or rented room, so no excuse not to put a tree up! What a clever idea. It's a new one to me. I love it! merry Christmas!

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  19. So clever & a wonderful table accent! And I have a ton of knitting needles in various sizes.

    Thank you for sharing & have a beautiful Christmas. Wishing you all the best in 2013!

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  20. How neat is that!?! Thanks for showing the how-to also. Merry Christmas, dear LuAnn ~
    :-}pokey

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  21. Great idea! This is on the list for next year along with your tomato cage tree too. Merry Chrismtas!

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  22. I hope to go buy some boxes of ornaments on sale tomorrow and give this a try, its adorable
    thanks for sharing your creation and your memories with us.

    Kathie

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  23. That is SO cute! I love it! Thank you for sharing this idea!

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  24. What a fun thing to do and such a precious memory. Thank you bunches for sharing the 'tutorial' with us. Happy New Year.

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  25. You are so talented and your Mom must have been a very talented woman also. Thanks for the great ideas... hopefully one day I will make some of these great idea. Take care!!

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  26. I love this idea. I have 'pinned' it for future reference. I really like that the ornaments can be used for something else if you want something different.

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