What are you most proud of? I have been holding onto these pipe cleaners for years waiting for the perfect project to use them on! This was it! Now every Christmas when I take this little guy out to put on the tree, I will think of my dad and all the love we shared. What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can find pipe cleaners at the Dollar Store, but if you want a vintage cotton look like the one I made, go to a cigar shop for your pipe cleaners. Also, I ended up using more pipe cleaners than the pattern suggests, so purchase plenty of them before you begin, because it's a bummer when you run out of the color you need.