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Sweater Surgery Light up Christmas tree inspired by The Lampshade Lady's Guide to Lighting Up Your Life
My first question was what can I cover the framework with?

(insert Final Jeopardy music here)

A recycled sweater of course, that's what I cover everything with!

Posted by PlaidCrafter from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See PlaidCrafter's 107 projects »

  • How to make a christmas tree. Light Up Christmas Tree - Step 1
    Step 1

    Off to the stash and I landed on one of the remnants of a sweater from one of the projects from Sweater Surgery. Oh and I should mention it's going into it's third printing! Whoo hoo!

  • How to make a christmas tree. Light Up Christmas Tree - Step 2
    Step 2

    I used just the sleeves to make this lace up the back shrug so I had the main body of the sweater left, perfect.
    I stitched up the top (neck opening) and the sleeves.
    I taped the top points of the tomato cage together and loosely taped the Christmas lights onto the tomato cage.
    Then I slipped the sweater over the cage and poked the lights through the sweater.
    A bow (plaid of course) was added to the top.

    DISCLAIMER! If you try this- don't leave it on unattended, I will be watching mine closely as I am not sure how the lights will be with the sweater. I think these little lights should be totally safe but I have not safety tested all fiber contents of sweaters with tiny Christmas lights

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