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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Apple Christmas Tree

Fir trees are probably the most popular type of Christmas tree, but when you are laden with a lot of faux apples, I think the saying goes......Make Lemonade;
 or in this case,
 Make an Apple Christmas Tree.
The pictures are pretty self explanatory.


Now that's a lot of fruit!


One of my awesome sisters salvaged rolls of cardboard for me!





I used hot glue and glued them on to cardboard and also to each other when I could.



I had a beaded star tree topper that I had purchased a few years ago on clearance.  I taped it to the top using tuck tape.  I find it to be a lot stronger than most tapes and not as bulky as duct tape.







I'll be adding a little more bling to this tree.....I was just too excited and had to share.  There are bare spots from where the apples come together.  You don't really notice it until you are up close.  I will keep you updated!
Cheers!

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19 comments:

  1. Oh I love apples and this project! Can you give the size you cut the cardboard? I'd love to make 2 of these... also that star is so pretty - did you make that as well? Can't wait to see what other "bling" you add. I'll be visiting again!
    JoAnn

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  2. I love this. Such a simple idea. Looking for ward to seeing what else you add, although I like it like it is. New follower from Thursday Favorite Things

    Laura

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  3. What an ingenious way to utilize what you got! I love your apple tree, that topper is the final touch!

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  4. what a great project. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  5. Oh, I love that! It' just great! I hope it's okay to pin!!!

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  6. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest follower from the “Weekend Social” blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  7. I'm loving your blog!
    I'm nominating you for the Liebster Award. Read more about it here:
    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/11/liebster-blog-award.html

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  8. I have this in my kitchen..I think I paid $35 for it... yours looks great! I would buy it!
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

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  9. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  10. How fun! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  11. This is such a cool idea! It turned out so well. Can't wait to see it with a little bling! I found you via the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop. I'm Domestic Bella at www.domesticbella.com.

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  12. This is ADORABLE...next time, maybe if you spray paint the cardboard RED, the bare spots won't be noticeable at all.
    It is just darling.

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  13. What a wonderful idea - this looks great. Thanks so much for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  14. Nice job. Very cool. If you make any ornaments I'd love to have you come and link up at my Ornament Party. Thanks, Linda Happy Thanksgiving.
    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-ornament-party.html

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  15. Love this! I made one last year with all different kinds of fake fruit, but I like the all apples look. Super cute :)

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  16. Beautiful project. Love it! Found you at Making the World Cuter Monday party.

    Linda at French Hen's Nest.

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  17. love your Christmas tree, especially with the big snowflake on top. :)

    gail

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Cheers to great words!