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Trim a Tree

Decorate a foam cone with dozens of assorted green yo-yos to make this whimsical holiday tree. Hold each yo-yo in place with a shirt button and bead-studded pins, then mount the tree on a glass candleholder.


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Designer: Cindy Taylor Oates of Taylor Made Designs


11—18×22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted green prints and polka dots (yo-yos)
70 pearl-finish two-hole buttons, 3⁄8"- to 5⁄8"- diameter
Foam cone, 9" tall with a 4" diameter
Glass candleholder, 21⁄2" tall
Straight pins, 1" long
Seed beads: green
Glass-head straight pin: pink
1⁄2 yard 5⁄8"-wide pink polka dot satin ribbon
Foam glue (such as Hold the Foam by Beacon)

Finished tree: 4×11-1⁄2", including base
Quantities are for 100% cotton fabrics.