The simplest thing in life gives us the greatest glow of happiness and a Christmas Tree is a typical example of that. Though it’s too early to celebrate Christmas, the festivities come early for Gail, who holds a special passion for creating items from recycled materials. Gail, who runs the blog Purple Hues and Me, introduces us to a unique Holiday Christmas Tree that is made up of recycled material.
The blogger-turned designer used some old solar light panels, skewers used to roast marshmallows, dowel rods, and macramé cord to give shape to the unique holiday tree. All these items were either broken or leftover for years and have now found a new lease of life.
The DIYer give us a little tutorial on how this holiday tree can be prepared. The first step comprises laying out the dowel rods in a triangular shape on top of parchment paper. Next, the pointed edges of the roasting stick are placed in the middle of the dowel rods. The rods can easily be spaced using a measuring grid.
In order to make a fringe along the bottom rod, a lark head knot around the wood rod is created. Following this, continue wrapping cords till the very end unless there is no cord left to wrap. By unwrapping the fringe cords and brushing the fibers out of the tree, the holiday tree is up for display and also adds to the décor of your house.
Gail is a part of a bloggers group ‘Do It Over’ that expertise in making items from recyclable material. All the discarded material that is usually thrown away by people is brought to use by this team of creative bloggers. New items are thus creates using discarded items such as old fabric, dishes, and dresses found in closets, cabins, barns, garages.
The designer was inspired to create this unique tree after she watched a few YouTube videos of recyclable material being shaped into brand new items and was left in absolute awe. To know more about this particular tree, visit Purple Hues And Me.