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:

Barb said...

Now that is clever and looks great!!!

Janet O. said...

What a fun idea, LuAnn. Looks really nice.

Hanne said...

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

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

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

Me and My Stitches said...

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

Nancy said...

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

Karen said...

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

Kath said...

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

Needled Mom said...

OMGosh...that is so clever!

Julierose said...

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

Janarama said...

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!

Cyn said...

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

scraphappy said...

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

Ellen said...

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!

retdairyqueen said...

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

Marti said...

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

linda said...

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

Sarah said...

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!

The Civil War Quilter said...

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!

taylorsoutback said...

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!

Pokey said...

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

Linda said...

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

Kathie said...

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

Mama Pea said...

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

Angie said...

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

Material Girl said...

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!!

ytsmom said...

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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