Now that our green granny squares have been trimmed with ‘snow’ it’s time to start assembling!
Begin with the largest granny square, place right side up, referring to the below photo, insert the ‘tail’ into the ‘space’ as indicated.
Draw the ‘tail’ through and pull tightly, as shown in the photo below.
Securely weave the ‘tail’ in on the wrong side of the granny square to fasten into place, as shown below.
Repeat for the remaining granny squares. Once completed you’ll find you have a set of ‘branches’ ready to assemble as shown below.
Start assembling with the bottom ‘branches’ as shown below.
I’ve chosen to ‘assemble’ my branches with nifty red velvet ready made bows, the ones with the twist ties, they make for quick and easy assembling. You could use ordinary ribbon also if you prefer and form your own bows.
Layer two ‘branches’ as shown below,
insert the twist ties through the ‘top’ granny square as indicated,
then through the ‘bottom’ granny square as indicated.
Flip your branches over and twist to secure.
Ta Da! the first set of branches are secured into position.
Continue as before, until you have securely fixed all branches into position.
Note: I have used three different sized red velvet bows.
Now we need to fix our christmas tree to a wall or door perhaps. I hammered a nail directly into the wall, there are other products on the market to adhesive things to walls etc if you prefer not to nail directly.
I then topped my tree with two granny stars!
Now don’t think we’ve finished yet, no, this tree has a twist to it! can you guess?
Gather some Christmas wrapping and small boxes ie: matchboxes, and I’ll be back on Monday to finish ‘dressing’ the tree!