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Sustainable Christmas Tree with CTMH

November 10, 2014


I have just had a very productive morning this morning crafting with my aunt.  She had seen this idea on Pinterest of using corks from wine bottles and making a Christmas tree and we finally got around to making them up.

We made two trees  – the first one I decorated with the stickers from the Cut Above Holiday  Treat Bag kit.  These packs are great for treat bags and they come with lots of stickers to decorate.



When my aunt was working at a rest home she collected the used wine bottle corks and today we got together to make up the trees.  She had bought a small oval box from the local $2 shop and filled it with sand.  She then covered it with some gold coloured textured wallpaper to create the base of the tree.  This came up really well and looks just like a log of wood.  Then we got the hot glue gun out and glued the corks together.  We first glued the six bottom corks together and then worked our way up to the single cork at the top.  The corks were different sizes and shapes which makes for an interesting tree shape.  I made the mistake of putting the stickers on first but I should have left them to after the tree was completed and then I could have coordinated them better and also they would have been straighter as well.  Never mind it still came up well.  My aunt had the star and we cut a groove at the top and glued the star in place.

Cork Christmas tree using CTMH Cut Above Christmas Treat bag stickers

It didn’t take very long at all and we were very pleased with the result.

And here is the second tree my aunt made using different brads.  As you can see it is quite effective.

Cork Christmas TreeI hope that I have inspired you to create something different and out of the box.

Happy Crafting.




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