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Do You Want to Build a Rainbow Holiday Tree?

When I was a very little girl, yes back in the 60s… My mom had a beautiful huge white artificial Christmas tree that she decorated in red, white and silver – I fondly remember sitting under that tree and just marveling at its glory. I loved that tree!

1965-xmas

This season I wanted to bring back some of my fondest childhood memories of the holidays – so decided I too wanted a white sparkly artificial tree, just a little one, and I wanted rainbows and pom-poms – two of my favorite things! I spent less than $25.00-hit up all the discount box stores for my supplies (all except the yarn which I had on hand from an earlier project) and am pleased as if I’d found my pot o’ gold – my childhood memories!

Supplies needed to build yourself a Rainbow Holiday Tree:

  1. 4ft prelit artificial white tree

  2. 1″ clover pom-pom maker or go to this link for a tutorial on how to make them with a fork and/or empty tissue rolls!

  3. Rainbow candy canes

  4. 5/8″ green glitter ribbon

  5. 1″ jingle bells

  6. I love this yarn in neon colors, or any ROY G. BIV colors šŸ™‚

  7. Ornament hooks

  8. 1 yard fluffy, bumpy fabric for the tree skirt

  9. 3 yards 7/8″ neon green grosgrain ribbon

I made 10 pom-poms of each color of yarn, tied the glitter ribbon into bows and added the bells and ornament hooks, unwrapped the box of Rainbow Candy Canes, opened the box and fluffed my Christmas Tree. Placed my tree on a low table, found an extension cord and an electrical outlet – important for the lights to work šŸ˜‰ Then I went to town decorating my little tree – had sooooo much fun! Lastly, made a floral bow with the wide neon green grosgrain ribbon for my topper.

The Hooked Haberdasher's Rainbow Christmas Holiday Tree

Now my little white artificial Rainbow Christmas Tree sits directly in front of my crafting table – because I am here at my table ALL THE TIME crafting away. I gaze at my little tree and remember how much I loved my mother’s tree!

ā¤ Wendy

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About thehookedhaberdasher

I was blessed with two dear Grandmothers who were wonderfully gifted and loved all the arts of handcrafting. At their knee, a wee little blonde girl learned the fine art of crochet under their wise and talented tutelage. Now that little girl has grown up and enjoys a lifestyle that affords me the time to put hooks, yummy yarns and fibers back into my hands, returning to the joy and fun of the art of handcrafted crochet. I am awed by the talent and creative patterns of modern new designers, but still enjoy the beauty of vintage patterns as well. My mind and hands are never idle, designing and handcrafting stylishly beautiful, practical, cozy, comfy, sweet and cute wearables and loveables for old and young alike. As a very detail oriented artist, I design and crochet with love, embracing the virtues bequested to me by those two beautiful Grandmothers.

Posted on December 3, 2014, in tutorial and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Sanderella's Crochet

    Wendy! I enjoyed your post so much….When I was a little girl…back in the 50’s…our tree was always the focal point of our celebrations too. It meant much to me as well. We girls had fabulous Christmas gifts from our parents….one thing we really wanted….mine was always ‘skates’, and the rest they just filled in with other things we needed or they knew we wanted…surprises! Your such an angel Wendy and I always share your posts on my page…come grab my button! I will grab yours. Sandy

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  2. Sanderella's Crochet

    Oh, I almost forgot! Your tree is beautiful!! šŸ™‚

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  3. The Purple Poncho - Crochet by Carolyn

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful holiday memories and inspiring me to make one too. Happy Holidays Wendy! šŸ™‚

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