Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

beaded chenille stem christmas tree

Step 1
Project Note: Use image as a guide.
 
Thread one Gold bell onto a green chenille stem and slide it to the middle of the stem.
 
Fold the stem in half so that the bell is at one end, and wrap the folded stems around each other to make one thicker stem. This will be the tree’s trunk.
 
Cut six chenille stems in half. 
 
Twist these half stems around the trunk, horizontally, beginning at the top (underneath the bell) and working down to about 1" from the trunk’s bottom. These will be the tree’s branches. 
Step 2
Trim the branches so that they are shorter at the top of the tree and gradually get longer towards the bottom, like a real Christmas tree
 
To make the ends of the branches, cut two more chenille stems into 1" sections. You will need one 1" section for each branch. Set aside.
 
Thread opaque and translucent green pony beads onto each branch, filling all but the last 1" with beads. 
 
Add an opaque red, translucent red or white bead at the end of each branch, leaving ½" bare at the end. 
Step 3
Twist one 1" stem section onto the end of each branch, vertically, about ½" from the tip.
 
Cut one more chenille stem in half. Thread a few green pony beads onto one of the halves and slide them to the middle. Discard the remaining half.
 
Fold the half stem into a loop and twist its ends around the top of the trunk, just underneath the bell, to make a hanger for the tree.
 
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