This tree, created by former crafts director Marcie McGoldrick, offers a different take on a three-ring circus. The "tree" itself is actually a graduated trio of white wreaths, suspended from the ceiling with lengths of monofilament.

Updated September 24, 2018
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How to do it

Part 1

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Step 1

To make the wreaths, place garland on top of a wreath form, and wire it in place approximately every 4 inches. Cut off excess garland.

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Step 2

Fluff up garland to hide wreath form and wires. For a fuller wreath, add another length of garland to bottom of wreath form. Repeat, making 2 more wreaths.

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Step 3

To assemble "tree," determine how far from ceiling you want to suspend top wreath (this will depend on your ceiling height). Cut 3 lengths of monofilament, each about 6 inches longer than that measurement. Tie them to smallest wreath at equal intervals and knot strands together at their other ends. Hang from plant hanger in the ceiling. Hook S-hooks onto wreath next to spots where monofilament is tied.

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Step 4

Determine how far down you want to hang next wreath. Cut 3 more pieces of monofilament, each about 6 inches longer than that measurement. Make a small loop at both ends of each piece, and loop onto S-hooks of the first wreath. Hook 3 S-hooks onto second wreath, and hang from loops at other ends of monofilament. Adjust loops as needed to make wreaths hang evenly.

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Step 5

Repeat to attach third wreath.

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Step 6

Decorate with gold balls: Stretch out gold crepe paper (it comes slightly gathered). Cut pieces that will wrap around Styrofoam balls with overhang at ends. Fringe overhang. Dab with craft glue as you fold down fringed edges, smoothing as you go. Insert a pick into each ball, and then into wreath.

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