Ladders and Trapezes for Your Christmas Tree
Photography: Katya De Grunwald
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015
Trapeze: Cut a 3-inch length of straw. Thread metallic cord through and tie ends as a hanger. Dab hot glue to secure cord inside straw.
Ladder: Start with 6 straws. Trim end of one to a point, then insert ¼ inch into a second straw, making one longer straw. Repeat with another pair. Cut remaining 2 straws into 2½-inch sections. With hole punch, punch a semicircle into end of each short piece so each end has a concave cutout (to allow pieces to fit neatly against the sides of ladder). Position short pieces between the two long side pieces and hot-glue in place. Hot-glue acrobat figure to ladder and trapeze.