Next, I poked a hole through the lemon ends with an ice pick.
I used a wooden skewer to thread my ribbon through the top and the bottom.
I secured the bottom with a knot and pulled tightly until the top appeared reattached.
Then following the directions on my Silhouette tattoo paper…
….I tattooed my lemons!
Here they are looking adorable!
I have NO idea why this picture below is sideways and refusing to be vertical, but it just adds to the kookiness of my tissue paper flowers. I sooooo thought they’d look great on the tree. I was wrong.
To secure the butterflies to the tree, I hot glued small clothespins to the back of each butterfly and simply clipped them to the branches.
The flowers were still alive in a pot in my yard, so those got clipped to fill the paper cones.
The whole reason I made this tree today was to showcase an ornament that I haven’t even made yet! Creative craziness I tell you! I’ll be guest posting over at Stephanie Lynn’s next Tuesday where I’ll show you another great handmade ornament.
In the meantime, enjoy these!