Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Project Number 2 ---- Spindle Tree -- Oh So Cute!!!

I picked up these adorable wheels with the greatest turq patina, then later found these spindles in yet another place. I have been saving them for this project for quite sometime now.

I got the inspiration for this project from Ki's blog over at Junk Camp about a year ago right before the holidays. She had posted a tree that a friend of hers had made, I loved it and have been thinking about it ever since........

This is what I started with, I "married" these wheels to the spindles to create one piece....

Made some curly, twisty wire branches with a small loop on the end, drilled some tiny holes for the wire to fit in.......

Placed some of those favorite old mercury ornaments to the ends of the branches.....

And soon my vision was coming to life.....

Little by little I was getting more and more excited......

Don't forget the star for the top, the last finishing touch....

And tahdah!!! Here it is.... the spindle tree I have been dreaming about for a year!

Until next time.... Cammie(:


  1. I even don't know which one I like more: this or first one. COOL!

  2. I love this tree...such cute ideas...its hard to decide which I like best because I think I love them both!

  3. I know, I agree with you both, i can't say which one I love more.

  4. Cute Cammie! so is the spring tree! Have a Merry Christmas!!

  5. You are some kind of talented!!! Oh I love the way your mind works! MeOwwwwwww!


    Romeo and "her"

  6. Hello. I just found you through 'Where Women Create' and am your newest follower. Really enjoyed checking out your cute projects.
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs N Herbal Blessings, mandy

  7. Fun tree, easy project, I could see it becoming a "junk charm tree" after the holidays. Hmmmm I bet I can find the parts amongst Ki's bins of collected treasures. I might just have to make one. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  8. Oh my gosh - this so cute!!! You're going to leave it up all year round, right?! LOL

    ;-D robelyn

  9. I was just thinking of waht other dodads i could put on it other than holiday? dogtags, earrings, keys, tokens, typekeys, letters, you could go on and on. May have to do a short post with the NEW junk on the tree!!