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5-minute Kitschmas: Make a mini Evergleam Peacock tree out of pipe cleaners


This holiday season has been a particularly crafty one at my house. Between making the three mini putz houses, the yule log centerpiece, and the shiny brite ornament tree — I’ve been busy. But with Christmas only a week away, and one more great idea for a quick and easy holiday craft dancing around like sugarplums in my head, I just had to make one more retro crafty video to share with everyone.

gold-aluminum-peacock-treeThis project was inspired by reader Lori’s fabulous vintage aluminum Evergleam Peacock tree. I was inspecting every shelf at the craft store looking for materials for a different project when I happened across silver, glittery pipe cleaners and mini ornaments — and it hit me like a tightly packed snowball: Why not make a mini peacock tree to display on the mantel with my putz house neighborhood?

peacock-tree-with-putz-housesIf you have a few materials, about five minutes and are willing to risk cuteness overload — why not give this quick holiday Retro Crafty project a try?

Materials needed:

  • Pipe cleaners — 10-15 depending on the size of your tree (I used silver sparkle)
  • Mini ornaments or beads (I found mine at Michael’s)
  • Wooden shish kebab skewer
  • Base — I used a hunk of wood with a hole drilled in it, but you could use a piece of foam, some clay or whatever you have handy.
  • Scissors
peacock-trees-on-mantelThis is one of those great crafts that isn’t messy and can be finished in one sitting — making it the perfect last minute holiday project.

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