Bundle of Pencils

When I was growing up one of the best things to find in my Christmas stocking was a set of new pencils.

(Now I am grown up I still like nice new pencils.)

I would like to decorate a Christmas tree with small toys, and for quite some time I tried to work out how to hang pencils on a tree because of their association with my memories of Christmas.

Eventually I glued three pencils together, tied a gold ribbon around them glued on a small bunch of holly, then glued the bundle to a wooden clothes peg. This is a project suitable for children who can handle craft glue, though you could also use hot glue guns or wood glue.

I use pegs quite a bit to attach items to Christmas trees. Sometimes they are weathered to a soft grey, sometimes new wooden pegs or sometimes I paint them dark green or a colour to match or contrast to the item. Pegs are great if you want something to sit on a branch of the tree rather than hang below it.

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About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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