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Might do this with some of the "vintage" ornaments from Jerry's moms collection. How to Make a Tabletop Christmas Ornament Tree Using a Knitting Needle
DIY Christmas tree! Too easy!
Christmas tree with knitting needle - non permanent ornament tree.
Tabletop Knitting Needle Ornament Tree | "I haven’t done a lot of holiday decorating this year – keeping it simple, but I found this idea in an old Christmas decorating book and wanted to try it out. It is a non-permanent way to use your ornaments, very easy, and can be done in many variations. It is perfect to place on a mantle, table, or just to accent your decor." ~ Diane | In My Own Style (December 11, 2011)
DIY ornament tree using a knitting needle