These links open a pdf file in a new window. You can print the entire file, or just the pattern you want. You can also download the file and save it to print later. For example, if you want the 11 x 14 pattern for a skinny tree with 15 lights, you would click on that link and then choose to send pages 9 and 10 to your printer. If you aren't sure, you can print all the pages, but that uses ink, and those cartridges are expensive!
I was trying to find multicolor fairy lights with good spacing between them, and I found this strand. The lights are four inches apart, which is perfect. However, the shortest strand is thirty lights and that's way too many for a smaller tree. I wondered if the extra lights could be cut off. I have ordered a multicolored strand to test it out. In the meantime, I found this link on youtube.
Patty is a dear friend who has helped take care of my mom for more than a decade. This year, my mom asked Patty if she had any jewelry from her own family that she would like to use on a jewelry Christmas tree. She said she did, so Mom got it from her and sent it to me. We talked about the style of the frame Patty would like, and I found an ornate gold frame for about $10 at a thrift shop.
My friends (two sisters, Missy and Suzy) and I got together recently and I helped them make Jewelry Christmas Trees. I considered inviting a few more people, but this was still during Covid, so I decided to keep it small.
What I did ahead of time (Maybe four hours? Plus the shopping time)
If you would like to learn more about crafting in this style, you can get my book here.
Last Thursday I went shopping with a friend. We practiced social distancing and followed local guidelines. We stopped at an outdoor church garage sale and found several treasures. After lunch, we went to a large indoor thrift shop in Tulsa called "Just Stuff Plus." If you are interested in making jewelry Christmas trees, this store is perfect for you. I was looking for frames and jewelry.
I found two baskets at the church sale. One I am using for pearls. It was $1. The other I am using for collecting vegetables from the garden. It was $3.