I had this idea in my senior year of high school, while most of my friends were spray painting rude slogans all over the building I quietly hung a few reminders in the trees around the building, marking my graduation in my own way. This project is a reinterpretation of that concept.
Maybe your tree charm will signify where your lost pet is buried, that spot on the hill where you used to play as a kid or, like me, your tree charm can signify where you buried your time capsule. This project can be made with just about any type of craft or building material and uses pliable, thin floral ties to hold it all together and can take any shape you desire. Though, I find the best designs are ones you can recognize.
Enough talk, let's charm some trees!
Step 1: Tools + materials
E-waste is a good choice as the pieces are small, have loads of depth and texture, and have sharp edges and openings making the wire able to better grip the individual parts.
I used stiff floral wire found at my local Dollar Store, each wire was about 30cm (12") long.
- wire cutters
- needle-nose pliers
- hobby knife
- drill with small bit