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Four Homemade Trees: Cotton Balls

With a few bags of cotton balls you can blanket a tree with the softest snow.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Winter 2005


  • Needle

  • Fishing line

  • Cotton balls

  • White glue

  • Sieve

  • Cornstarch

  • Batting


  1. Thread a needle with fifteen inches of fishing line.

  2. Sew through two or three cotton balls, leaving gaps between. Dab white glue next to each so it won't slide.

  3. Make loop for hanging.

  4. Use a sieve to add a dusting of cornstarch over the branches.

  5. Cut batting for a skirt.

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