This was such a fun, cheery project.
It was pretty simple too.
Anthropologie is trying
to get you to buy theirs for
a whopping
for a large tree
for a small one.

Mine was free
cause I had all the supplies on hand
but if
you wanna make your own
I would put the cost right around

                         My Rainbow Rope Tree                                                     Anthropologie's Rainbow Rope Tree

This Rainbow Rope Tree
would look cute all year round.
You could decorate it for
or 4th July,
maybe even make some spooky black ones
for Halloween.
What I am saying 
I guess
is that the possibilities
are kind of endless
wanna make your own?
I thought so...


Embroidery floss in various bright colors
A tiny terra cotta pot- must have hole in the bottom
A sturdy but small tree twig that will fit into the hole in the bottom of the terra cotta pot
Hot glue gun
Assorted wood stars or hearts
Clear thread

01. Starting at the bottom wrap floss around tree, you will want to secure the end of your string with a few wraps and then begin your way up the twig. You do not need to cover ever inch of the the wood because as you layer in your colors that will happen on its own.

02. As you are wrapping the "branches" make sure to make a few areas more wrapped then others.  This will help your ornaments stay in place. When you are finished with a color simply tie a knot and cut floss as close as possible to the knot.

03. After your tree is finished you are ready to make the ornaments. Cut the clear thread into short strips.  You want the thread to be long enough to hang your stars- but short enough that your stars will hang in place and not fall down the branch.  You may have to play around with the length of the thread until you get it to hang on your particular twig correctly.  

04.  After finding the length that works best for you, you will glue a dot in the center of the star or heart place the the ends of your thread in the glue and then place another star or heart over it to cover your glue and thread ends.
In other words make a glue and tread sandwich-
does that make sense?

05.  Slide the bottom of your tree into the bottom of the terra cotta pot facing bottom up.

07. Glue into place.

08. Decorate with the ornaments {or cobwebs or whatever the season calls for : ) } and display!

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