Cotton Reel Christmas Tree

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 Cotton Reel Christmas Tree by Kate Beavis

Create a piece of festive art with an old picture frame, some chicken wire and a colourful collection of cotton reels, making a great alternative to a wreath.

‘Once Christmas is over, you can remove all the cotton reels, then use the wire frame to peg letters and photos to throughout the year,’ says Kate.

Find out how to upcycle your own cotton reel Christmas Tree inside issue 48 of Reloved magazine, available to order online, or download directly to your smart device today.

Materials
• Old picture frame
• Chicken wire, 5cm (2in) bigger than the frame
• Wire cutters
• Staple gun
• Masking tape or duct tape
• Scissors
• Floristry wire
• Cotton reels
• Bells
• Buttons
• Feathers
• Velvet fabric, to back the frame

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