Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twine Trees

So I bought twine a couple of weeks ago to make the cool twine wrapped letters . I was quite happy with how they turned out and was surprised that they used less twine than I anticipated so I had a LOT of twine left. I had seen some trees like this online somewhere last week and wanted to make some with all the left over twine. Of course, I couldn't find the tutorial so I improvised.

Started with a couple of cones made of card stock.

I wrapped my cones in plastic wrap so the twine wouldn't stick & so I could reuse the cones. I then mixed up a batch of papermache' medium. You know, a cup of starch and a half cup of flour. Gross pasty slimy stuff. I dipped the pieces in and wrapped my cones in a crisscross fashion. Make sure that each string has another supporting it. Also, make sure you make some straight wraps around the bottom so your tree has a base to stand on. There are no photos because both me and Jojo were a big slimy, sticky mess. We were doing this before 7am and my husband came down for breakfast and questioned my sanity once again. We let the trees sit overnight and ended up with this.

I'm a bit undecided about the white flakes hanging off there. It's the drips of the starch. I left it on for now because it looks a bit like snow to me. I may knock it off though because it looks a bit junky too. hmmm
Here they are dressed up with a couple of snowflakes. Not sure I love that either.

SO yeah, love these trees and wanted to share them. May have to do some tweaking to the design and process though!

1 comment:

  1. those are adorable! I think the snowflakes are cute.

    I have a giveaway going on right now that you might be interested in!


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