Introduction: Christmas Tree Peak

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Christmas peak made of tree, instead of a tree, or alternative decoration.

All you need is a glue gun, a collection of branches about 1/2 inch thick, and some bows or vases to mold the peak on.

Step 1: Model

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With some tape I piled up a few bowls and a vase on top of each other. This is going to be the top side. Later I will add a lower side. These bowls and vases can be glass or ceramic, or even plastic. Glass and ceramic are easier to keep unstuck when gluing the branches.

Step 2: Glue the Top

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Start with 5 or 6 pieces of branch, each 3-4 inch long. glue them in a circle and mount them around the peak. Add more pieces upward and downward creating as much triangular shapes as you can. Shapes with four or five sides are less sturdy so add diagonals in square open spaces

Step 3: Keep Adding

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Keep on adding branches downward until you you hit the table on all sides. While adding check if your work doesn't get stuck on the glass or ceramic bowls. Remove all threads lefft by the melting glue.

Step 4: The Base

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For the base I used the same half circular bowl as for the top so the sides will fit together. The lower part has a more straight shape. We will start with the upper bowl placed upside down on the table.

Step 5: Bowl 1

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Make a circle from 7-8 pieces fitting the base of the bowl. Place it on the bowl and add more sticks going downward.

Keep in mind that a triangular shape makes it more sturdy. Keep on adding until all sides reach the table.

Step 6: Bowl 2

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Remove the glass bowl and place your work, right side up on the second bowl. Add more branches. Keep in mind that the whole structure will have to stand on this rim so it really needs to be strong.

Step 7: The Rim

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Close the rim on the table with pieces of branch, making it a strong closed circle.

Step 8: Assembling

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Put upper an lower part together. I could place them on top of each other without glue, and without falling. On all sides add glue and pieces of branch to connect the two pieces. Remove all remaining threads from the melting glue.

Pull a string of Christmas lights inward through the base and connect it in a few places with some string on the inside. Place it between other "natural" Christmas decorations

Comments

Castlebek made it! (author)2014-12-17

very nice :) made it

Looks nice! Although I can not imagine the complete view.

Castlebek made it! (author)2014-12-17

very nice :) made it

Castlebek made it! (author)2014-12-17

very nice :) made it

Castlebek made it! (author)2014-12-17

very nice :) made it

Castlebek made it! (author)2014-12-17

very nice :) made it

grols (author)2014-12-06

Cool!

And for me it's like some tower for Halloween (:

Rich_Limburger (author)2014-12-01

Prachtig stuk kerstversiering. Mooie instructable met erg duidelijke werkbeschrijving. Het is dat ik een erg lang to-do-lijstje heb anders begon ik er meteen aan. Je kartonnen vogels zien er ook prachtig uit, komt daar ook een instructable van?

Hé leuk dat je meer bekeken hebt. Je brengt me op een idee! En tot 19 jan kan ie mee in de papercraft contest. Eerst staat er nog een ander projectje in "draft". Misschien wat voor de kamer van je kids.... en daarna dan?

eerst mijn kerstkrans bakken en mijn kerstboom nog in elkaar timmeren zodat ze na sinterklaas opgesteld/-gehangen kunnen worden... uhm

Marisol Martines (author)2014-11-30

i did not understand ?!!!

How can I help you? What do you want to know and witch part is unclear?

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