Aluminum Wire Tree with Crochet Greens

I wanted to make a tree out of aluminum wire (suddenly grabbed by pinterest-inspiration ) and I thought I’d give it some cartoon-style greenery rather than making a million tiny leaves.

Here is where I started out – aluminum wire, some scrap metal I had access to (a threaded rod, a bearing and beneath that a washer) + tools.
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I shaped a tree with the wire and “borrowed” some nuts to attach the washer to the threaded rod and recruited some assistance in welding the bearing on as a support-weight.
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I crochet an amusing amount of various size balls in different shades of green (completely randomly)
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And finally stitched those together to fit on the branches, this took a little bit of improvising – but then again, the whole project was a little make-up-as-you-go-along =)
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Temporarily located to a shelf in my kitchen =) – Cost of yarn <5$

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African Flower Bag in Salamander Yarn – (Yes, another bag…)

I just love this yarn, which is so gorgeously shifting between green and purple.
The yarn is a little chunky, it’s called Duo and is made by Swedish Järbo yarn. This particular color is called Salamander Print.
I assembled the bag using large bamboo rings and added a flower with a little buckle – i think is is essential cause otherwise it risks being a little too open.
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While browsing at a local thrift store I found this broken broach which I decided to recycle.

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So – what’s with all the bags? I keep getting orders for them or finding people that I haven’t made one for yet. Same as the hats.

Crochet Frog / Prince Hat

Right. I am obviously in a hat-craze-phase. Well here is my high visibility frog hat in luminescent green.

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And if you turn it inside out, say after someone kisses you…

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Just for fun 🙂

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