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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Making a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

DIY Charlie Brown Christmas Tree on Gift Style Blog Gave That
When anyone would ask what I wanted for Christmas, the answer was always the same. All I really wanted was Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. I'm being serious here. Something about the sparse, weathered little tree with its single red ornament was perfection. The thing was it was easier said than done. The shelves where these trees were supposed to be were always bare. If there was one left, what was inside looked more akin to The Little Prince's baobab tree than Charlie's. 


This year, while decorating peoples trees I noticed the simple evergreen sprigs really resembled Charlie's tree. A little finagling and there it was. It was easy! Even better it cost peanuts to make (sorry couldn't help myself there). If you want to make one or two too keep reading for:

THE HOW-TO >
Materials Needed for making your own Charlie Brown Christmas Treee

What You Will Need:

- A sprig of evergreen from the craft store or the Christmas decoration area
- A medium sized red glass Christmas ball ornament
- Large popsicle sticks or tongue depressors
- A piece of blue cloth or a micro fiber wash cloth
- A hot glue gun
- A small zip lock bag filled with sand

How To Put It Together:

Step 1) Using the hot glue gun form the wooden popsicle sticks into a base. Mine is in a snow flake pattern but you can do a cross hatch pattern more in keeping with Charlie Brown's tree.

Step 2) Take the sprig of evergreen and push it through the middle of your wooden base. Bend the bottom of the stem to form a flat loop. Hot glue to the underside of the wooden base.

Step 3) is just about manipulating the branches to get the bent over, weathered look and attaching the little Christmas ornament to the top. Arrange Linus' blanket over the base and that's it!
DIY Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

"I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love."Linus van Pelt

Merry Christmas everyone!


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