Day 14: 2014 Sweet Paul Holiday Countdown presented by Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day


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This mini-tree is inspired by two things:

1. I hate to throw anything away!

2. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Iowa Pinescented products

My grandmother always taught me to be thrifty and to never throw away scraps!  When I was recently working on a holiday wreath for a shoot I found myself with leftover clippings from the greens.  I decided to make myself this little potted tree.  I've actually made several and am clustering them together on my table as a nice centerpiece.  An added bonus is the great pine scent!

You will need:

pine clippings

clippers

bamboo stick

florist wire

star - you can easily buy one at the craft store

hot glue gun

flowerpot filled with flower foam

  1. Start by cutting your pine clippings into 4-5 inch pieces
  2. Start on the bottom and secure 4-5 pine bits around the bamboo stick using the wire. Remember to leave some bamboo stick to stick into the pot.
  3. work yourself all the way up the stick.
  4. End it and hide the end with a star that you hot glue in place.
  5. Stick the tree into a flowerpot filled with flower foam.

TIP:

Make several of these mini-trees and cluster them together and add plastic animals for a great effect!
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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