Caring Tree Overview

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Intro: Caring Tree Overview

The Caring Tree is something I created to display all the cards I make. These were previously stored in a drawer with no intentions of brightening someones day. So Sad I know... especially if you were a card. LOL.

Here is a video overview of the project completed.


Step 1: Step 1

Choose a branch off of a tree. Find a vase and secure it in the vase using sand and expandable spray foam.


Step 2: Step 2 - How to Hang the Cards

I purchased mini office clips to hang my cards from. The silver levers come off if you pinch them towards the center  from the sides. This makes it easy to place around any of the smaller branches. After on the branch, firmly pinch them again to reattach the black part.

Step 3: Step 3 - Adding the Leaves and Flowers

With your glue gun take a large amount of flowers and leaves (for this project I used 500 flowers and 285 leaves) Attach them in small clusters all over the branches in a natural arrangement.

To learn how to make flowers and leaves quickly please click on my video tutorial below, called 100 Paper Flowers in 20 min.

https://www.instructables.com/id/100-Paper-Flowers-in-20-min/

Step 4: Step 4 - Adding Life

Add any birds or butterflies to your project if you desire.

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    Lady Judy

    2 years ago

    Whoaa.... Maybe i can try this in home. Hahhhahhah....

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    MRSALLISON

    5 years ago on Step 4

    I thought this idea was marvelous and a neat way to do best wish cards at my reception, I then will move the tree home to my special room... I am also considering cementing the branch into the vase to give it more stability. Not sure how I am going to move it from home and back but I will keep you posted.
    Thanks

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    LittleGraceMRSALLISON

    Reply 5 years ago on Step 4

    Mrs. Allison,
    WOW, that would be a great way to use this! Possibly try filling the vase with rocks instead of concrete during the reception so it can be taken apart to get it home. then when you are home you can permanently fill it with concrete. Just and idea. Please let me know how it goes. :)

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    MRSALLISONLittleGrace

    Reply 5 years ago on Step 4

    I think the rocks will be great! Thanks, I will post pics as in a few weeks.