This project was pretty quick and easy (especially since I already had the pot of succulents in my window). I just went into the yard and found some sticks, wired them together and stuck them in the pot.
Then I used the print and cut files from the Folkart Love Digital elements to cut out the decorations to hang on the tree.
I simply opened one of the print and cut files, selected both the image and cut line, copied it and then pasted it into a new document. Then I re-sized the image smaller (around 2 inches in my case). I copied my re-sized image and cut file and pasted in a copy. Next I flipped the copy so when I glue them back to back they will match perfectly. You can flip your copy by going to Object – Transform – Flip Horizontal.
I repeated that for all the images until I ended up with a print and cut file that looked like this:
I printed and cut 2 copies of the file on my Silhouette – so I had 2 of each design. You could do more or less, depending on your sticks.
Then I twisted some hangers from floral wire and sandwiched the wire between the front and back copies for the printed element. The wire is handy because you can bend it to fit on the branches and angle the decorations any way you want.
I hung my decorations on the sticks, and then hot glued on a few paper flowers – just to make it look a little more springy.
Now to move it to that lonely corner of my dining room….
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