Christmas Countdown Day 3
Micro Christmas Trees
I have seen some great little micro Christmas village buildings appearing on a few blogs in recent weeks, and the idea of micro Christmas miniatures caught my imagination. I wanted some very small decorations for part of the Christmas makeover of The Swan Inn, but nothing too complex. I looked at the tiny villages and thought what they could do with were some tiny trees, and then I thought of tiny Christmas trees! So, lacking the skill to create tiny model buildings, here is my humble offering to you; the Micro Christmas Tree!
It really couldn't be simpler! Take a suitably coloured pipe cleaner, I think they are called something else these days, but I'll stick to what I know from Blue Peter! gently trim the pipe cleaner all around at one end, shaping it into a little point, taking care not to trim too much off! Once you have the desired size and shape, carefully snip off the amount of the pipe cleaner you need. carefully remove any lose fluff from the bottom end, and using a suitably sized bead, gently fit the bottom of the pipe cleaner into the hole in the bead. You can glue it if you wish to.
And here are some I made earlier!! I have put them on top of a doll's house book shelf so you get a sense of the scale. You could add a small star shaped sequin if you have them (mine's a little large!) or maybe use a little white paint to add a snow effect. You can see they really are very easy to make and are quite effective too. If you don't have beads, why not use some rolled up coloured paper, or Fimo/Sculpy? If you have them you could even use tiny micro beads to decorate the trees!
I hope you have fun making some!! ;o)