Our Christmas tree went up this week. My daughter was excited to decorate for the holidays, but when we finished, she told me that we did not nearly decorate the house enough.
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She went on to tell me that we needed to get her dollhouse ready for Christmas. “My dollhouse needs snow and a Christmas tree.”
The snow was an easy enough fix. We draped large sheets of cotton over the rooftops of her house, but her dolls still wanted a Christmas tree of their own to get into the Christmas spirit.
What you will need:
Green pipe cleaners
Glue gun (Always use caution when operating a glue gun.)
Craft pom poms
Directions: To form the tree stand, I cut a craft stick in half and used a glue gun to glue it into an X shape.
Hint: If the stand is wobbly (The top craft stick is raised, so it will not touch the ground. I added a dab of glue to the bottom of each end of the top stick to help level it out.)
I cut 4 pipe cleaner into 2″ pieces and bundled them loosely at one end with a strand of yarn.
I spread the pipe cleaners open like a flower.
I cut the dowel in half and inserted it into the center of the pipe cleaners and slid them to the bottom of the dowel about and inch up and then tightened the loosely tied yarn and knotted the bundle in place.
I then cut four more pipe cleaners, cut a tad shorter than the first set, and bundled them the same way as above and slid them onto the dowel to rest snuggly on top of the first set of pipe cleaners. I repeated this four more times all the way up to the top, making sure to cut the pipe cleaners just a bit shorter with each layer.
I curled each pipe cleaner piece up slightly at the end and then glued the bottom of the dowel to the center of the craft stick base.
I formed a pipe cleaner star by cutting three pieces of pipe cleaner. I formed an X by twisting two of the pieces together in the middle and then wrapped the third one around and up the center so that it stuck straight up at the top to form the point.
I squeezed a dab of glue to small pom poms and glued them onto the tree.
The Christmas tree added just the right festive touch to my daughter’s doll house. Her dolls are ready for the holidays now too.
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