Once you have completed your Layers of branches (I did 7) you will want to place your tree into a container. The instructions call for a box but I used a small terra cotta pot. I want to figure out another alternative to a stand but it has to have stability. The tree is on the heavy side and will topple over if it does not have a stable base.
I warmed some Green Sculpy in my hand and formed a ball. I glued the inside of the pot and pushed the clay inside smoothing out the top. I put glue o
I am working on Layer 6 right now and I think that may be the last layer needed for this scale tree.
It is looking really full and it is surprisingly heavy. Good thing I bought the little pots to put them in so they will not fall over.
Here is the progress so far with Layer 5 completed:
Thanks to Minime I was able to fix all the branches. Before you twist on the bottom, you want to twist once around between each leaf. That will keep the
If you were wondering...Yes I am still beading my booty off! LOL I am in the process of making Layer 5 and will be attaching them today and moving onto Layer six.
Here is the results so far:
This is completed with Layer 4. I want to start bending the branches to my bidding so that they will look more Christmas tree-like.
I went to AC Moore yesterday to buy glue gun sticks for another project and I stumbled onto a store wide sale! I was able to pick up some more
Once you have finished your branches you will want to start assembling the tree.
You will need 3 stem wires (16 gauge) measuring 4 inches each.
Wrap each of the stem wires with floral tape.
Put all three stem wires together and wrap again with floral tape to form the tree trunk.
Attach a star or tree top ornament to the top of the tree trunk using Tacky glue. If you would like to make a natural tree, with no decorations or star, attach one
The tree is made in a series of layers. There are 11 layers to the tree. All of the branches are made in the same manner.
Layer 1: 3 loops-make 4 branches
Layer 2: 5 loops-make 4 branches
Layer 3: 7 loops-make 4 branches
Layer 4: 9 loops-make 4 branches
Layer 5:11 loops-make 5 branches
Layer 6: 13 loops-make 5 branches
Layer 7: 13 loops-make 6 branches
Layer 8: 15 loops-make 6 branches
Layer 9: 17 loops- make 6 branches
I did this type of ornament back in the early 1990s. I purchased a kit and spent my time making this gorgeous mini tree. This was even before I got it into my head to have my own dollhouse. I decided that this may be a great *watching tv* craft and I could make some mini purchasing cash by selling the end result.
I found these instructions online and I want to give a shout out to Donna Dickt who made this tutorial possible for me to elaborate on. The instructions in their entirety c