shag christmas tree from rubber bands
December 5, 2011 § 5 Comments
Now, now. We all know the 70’s have made a feverish comeback. Middle-parted long hair, wide jeans and trousers, and elevator wedges are rapidly ousting teased poufs, skinny pants, and flats. Now onto 70’s shag for some home décor!
As you know, I’ve spent the majority of my weekend making holiday décor out office supplies.
So, I reached for a huge bag of rubber bands at Staples (a pound for less than $4) to hail the big comeback of the 70’s with a quick-n-easy shag Christmas tree. No, not that kind of quick-n-easy shag. Umm. Indeed, a very quirky craft compared to yesterday’s classy crystal Christmas trees from clear push pins. But who doesn’t love quirky?
One pound of rubber bands is more than enough to make two 9″ shag trees.
1. Cut one rubber band open. Thread through rubber bands.
2. When you have enough rubber bands threaded through, tie in a knot to close.
3. Take your ring of rubber bands and place around the bottom of Styrofoam cone.
4. Cut all rubber bands open.
5. Continue steps 1-4 until you have your tree covered.
Now that I’ve stared at this craft for too long, I think I might add paper wings to the sides and a small Styrofoam ball (with closed eyes and a smile) on top of the tree and I’ve got a very unique Christmas angel! I shall try it out…
Another variation of rubber band Christmas trees to follow.
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