This will show you how to make a beautiful work of art in less than an hour. Almost free to make, this is a great gift idea, or make one for your self.
Step 1: What You Will Need
All of these Items are either really cheap, or FREE!!!
Wire (I used steel wire I found the other day, but any bare wire works)
Base to mount on (I used a rock)
Gloves (recommended on heavier guage wire)
Decorations (and adhesive of some kind if needed)
Step 2: Cut The Wire
You want your wire to be at least 8 inches long, that way you have room to twist and bend later. I did it about 14 inches long, I wanted a larger tree.
Step 3: Keep Cutting!
You will need quite a few pieces of wire. It's actualy a good thing if they are varying in length a little. Just eyeball it as you go, using a previous piece as a judge in length. You're not going for perfection here, I think that's part of why this is so fun.
Step 4: Group and Start to Form
Well, I'm out of wire, so I guess I'm done... I got 21 pieces cut from that ball, not bad. For thicker wire, gloves gome in handy for this. grab the wire up in a bunch and literally twist the center a few times. You will get an uneven spiral. This will be the trunk of the tree.
Step 5: Forming the Branches
after you have the tree twisted in the center. start splitting up the wires. it's easiest to split into 2 large branches but you can literally do it however you want to. Take your groupings of wire and twist them in a similar fashion to what you did for the trunk.
Step 6: Keep Splitting and Twisting
Just like you did on the main branches, split up the wires and twist those groupings. As the groups get smaller, you will start to see a bare tree form emerge. Split and twist until You have single wire branches in the different directions. Bend your branches in different directions to fill out the desired shape.