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Saturday, August 27, 2016

pretty in pink

My little pink tree made of tulle.  Read that these little trees were popular in the '50's.    I have always wanted to make one .
I cut a dowel in half which made it 18 inches.  A disc I cut from a piece of wood I had in the shed.  I drilled a hole in the disc and glued the dowel in the opening.
Didn't have any pink paint on hand so I glued wrapping paper to the disc.
The pattern called for 10 discs cut from tulle in varying sizes.  I decided it needed more so I cut some in different sizes in 1/2 inch more that the disc next to it.   The tulle folded in half witha running stitch a quarter of the way down from fold.  
I made sure I separated the tulle from the other so it was fluffy.

Tulle in different sizes

getting there with a few more to go

Leaving the top for an angel or star - hope I can find a vintage angel

Will place little small christmas balls on it too.  Not gonna glue them but will just put little wire hanger on them .

I am sharing with  Life and Linda - Dishing and Digging it Link Party


Vicki said...

How cute! Thanks for giving such easy-to-follow directions. I may try one of these. I'm eager to see it with the tree topper and ornaments. Great job!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

That tree is so pretty. Love the pink color. Fun tutorial too. Thanks for sharing.
I would love if you share this fabulous tree at our link party today, Dishing It & Digging It. it starts at 4:00 EST.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Betsy! Your tree is just too too cute! Thanks for the tutorial as I would love to make one, and I even have some tulle in my sewing room. I hope you find a vintage angel for the top.
Thank you for your visit to my blog.

Vanessa said...

Your Christmas tree are beautiful and I love how easy it is to make. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I LOVE this!! Tanks so much for sharing and thanks for stopping by!!

mamasmercantile said...

Wow, they really do look impressive. The pink is a delight, my Grandaughters would love that colour.