If you’re following The Shabby Tree then you all know I am obsessed with trees. I love to decorate with trees of all kind. We have an amazing group of followers here at The Shabby Tree and one of our followers showed me an amazing idea for a tree using pipe cleaners. This is a very easy tree to create and I’m sure your all going to want to give it a try.
The supplies you will need for this tree are:
1. Chenille pipe cleaners (I am using about 180 pipe cleaners for this tree)
2. A wooden dowel (I am using a 3/8 inch dowel and it is 12 inches long)
3. A piece of drift wood or any type of wood to place your dowel into)
4. Drill and drill bit (you will want your drill bit the same diameter as your dowel)
5. Hot glue
I am using an olive green pipe cleaner but you can use any color pipe cleaner you want.
I drilled a hole into my driftwood to insert the dowel.
I wrapped one pipe cleaner around the base of the dowel .
You will now take a pipe cleaner and twist it around the dowel. Be sure to fold the pipe cleaner in half and give it one twist.
You will do this process all the way up the whole dowel.
Once I got to the top I then removed the dowel and placed the tree flat on top of my table.
I then took the scissors and cut the pipe cleaners forming the shape of a tree.
You will then insert your dowel back into your wood.
You will then need to adjust your pipe cleaners. You will want to slide the pipe cleaners around the dowel.
You want the pipe cleaners to be all around the dowel giving you a full tree.
The last step is to add a few more pipe cleaners to the very top of the tree. I add a little hot glue to the top so that they will stay securely in place.
You will want to adjust all your pipe cleaners and trim them some more where needed.
There are many different ways to create these trees. You can twist the pipe cleaners around the dowel as you add them . If you do it that way then you will have to trim them all individually at the end .
You can also drill a hole into a rock to use as the base instead of wood.
These are very easy to create and I just love how they turn out. I coffee stained white pipe cleaners which gave me a beautiful cream looking tree.
I hope you will all get creative and give this tree a try.