Each year I set up a section of decoration just for the Grand-kids. I put in it my musical items from Hallmark, a small Christmas tree, a Nativity scene and whatever else I dream up for that year. I want this to be a place where the Grand-kids can play without being told "Do Not Bother That!". They seem to really enjoy it.
I just got finished making their Christmas Tree for this year. Well sorta, I still need to add some more decoration but I really wanted to get this post finished so I could share it with you in time for Christmas. I took photos each step of the way.
This is a repost from last year. If you want to enlarge the photos to view them better just click here to see the original post. The photos in the original post will enlarge.
Are you ready to make a beautiful Christmas tree from coat hangers?
You will need:
6 coat hangers
12-15 feet garland
1 strand of 100 Christmas lights
any decoration that you may want to use
Wire to attach coat hangers together ( I use the twist ties from garbage bags or the twist ties that my husbands uniforms are secured with) You could use pipe cleaners but they are no better that the twist ties are.
My husbands uniforms come on two separate sizes of wire hangers. The large ones have his shirts on them and the pants are on a smaller one. I used the larger ones for this particular Christmas tree. I thought the photos may be easier for you to view with the larger ones.
First you will take two coat hangers and put them together like this:
Do this to all 6 of the hangers. You will end up with three sets of these. Shown are all three just laying there:
Use your wire ties to keep them in place. You can see how I used mine. There is no set place to attach them. Just use trial and error to get the effects you want. Do not be afraid to bend the hangers a bit.
Now you are going to attach these three new sets to form the shape of the tree like this:
When you have them assembled they will look like this on the bottom:
Sorry I forgot to edit my photo on these two but I am just going to post them anyway. You will get the point.
Now just start putting your Christmas lights on the tree. Making sure to feed the end down the top of the tree so it stays in place.
Once all the lights are on, begin to add the garland again feeding the end down the center of the tree to keep it in place.
These are my finished tree.
You can do so many different variations of this tree. It is beautiful when it is completed and this finished tree cost me less than $5.00 to make. I used items around the house and purchased the garland and lights at Rite Aids Christmas sale.
I did make this one for the Grand-kids but you could use it in an elderly center where they have little room for trees or anywhere else. They are so cute.