Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Little Tree from the Little House



I began by cutting graduating pieces of  olive green chenille stem ranging from 1 inch to 1 and 1/2 inch (branch pieces). I also cut 1 inch lengths to wrap around the ends of each "branch" piece. When you think you have enough, make more. I used a whole package for this one little tree. I made a cone of medium weight card and glued in closed. After it dried I then painted the outside of the cone with olive green acrylic craft paint. Then I poked holes all over the cone with my needle tool. Starting at the top with the shorter branches, I dipped each end in a tiny bit of Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue and stuck them into the holes going all the way around. Since my holes were pretty close together my tree was very dense in foliage. It ended up being about 3 inches tall. My Mother brought some small acorn caps that she retrieved from a fallen branch at the park, thinking that they looked like a sort of bird's nest. I need to find a few more of these and I will fill them with very finely cut brown paper bag to look like a fluffy straw nest inside each cup. I will then place little blue eggs and brownish speckled eggs into each "nest" and add bluebirds and cardinals to the open spaces in between the nests. If I make another I will make it taller, probably 7 inches.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad to have found you blog today :) loving your inginuity and resorcefulness. Your bags are just gorgeous :)