I will first post pictures of what the trees can look like…
6 Wire Coat Hangers
2 Craft Pipe Cleaners
1 String of 100 Miniature Lights
2 Garlands 12 to 15 Feet Long
Hot Glue Gun with ample supply of Glue Sticks
To begin assembly you will use 2 of the 6 coat hangers and cut 3 pieces of the pipe cleaners into 2 1/2 inch pieces. Place the hangers in position as seen in the following picture.You will make 2 more of these in the same manner.
After assembling the 3 main pieces you will insert the leg of the 2nd and 3rd through the middle to form the tree frame. You can make minor adjustments to align the frame by bending either the outer leg or the center area where the 3 pieces meet.
Next, warm up the glue gun and stretch out the lights. I have found it best to start attaching the lights at the base from the end with the wall plug. The first course is attached about 3/4 of an inch from the bottom. This allows room to run the garland around below the first course of lights. The remainder of the lights are attached at 3/4 inch intervals all the way to the top. Depending on how much slack is left in the wire as the lights are attached you will most likely have a short length of lights left that I feed down into the middle of the frame.
Now it’s time to attach the garland. I also tack the first course of the garland with hot glue to each leg of the frame. The remainder of the garland is placed between each course of lights and is held in place by the lights. Depending on your garland selection you can use either solid color lights or the multi-color. This is where your creativity gets to participate. Once you are finished you can decorate your tree with miniature ornaments.
I have also found in my search for this tree crafts…they you can make them a theme…like a fall theme, valentines day theme, Independence Day, even a baby shower theme for baby boys and girls….also school teams and colors….
This looks like it will be a little time consuming at first…however, I think if you get the hang of it…it will be VERY easy!!!