Hidden Bonsai Tree Safe




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Intro: Hidden Bonsai Tree Safe

Step 1: Cutting the Wire

You will want To cut 8 pieces of 20 gauge wire about 5 inches long

Step 2: Coiling the Tree

Now you want to put all the wire together and grip one end with pliers then about halfway up the wire take other needle nose pliers and start to twist in until half of it is all coiled up

Step 3: Making the Branches

Now you want to grab two of the pieces of wire then twist them up you can use pliers but I used my hands
Do this for the rest of the branches

Step 4: Fixing the Roots

You just want to flatten the roots out so the tree can stand up

Step 5: Fixing It Up

You want to bend the tree around to make it look more realistic and then cover the trunk with air dry clay

Step 6: Painting

I used brown spray paint I got at a hardware store

Step 7: Adding the Leaves

Now you want to cover the branches with glue and stick the branches in a big bunch of clump foliage I got mine for a bout $10 on eBay. wait for the glue to dry and then shake off any extra clump foliage.

Step 8: Preparing the Jar

You will want to trace around the lip of your jar and cut it out on card board then trim a little bit at a time into it fits snugly about one third of an inch down into the jar

Step 9: Making the Jar

Now you want to spread clear drying glue on the inside of the jar then fill the jar with dirt take out any dirt that does not stick to the wall and repeat about two or three times

Step 10: Covering the Base With Dirt

Now you want to cover the base of the tree with glue and then cover it with dirt it's it dries shake off any extra dirt then repeat two or three times

Step 11: Finishing

Now hide stuff in it and put the tree base in it and it is done



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    11 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for sharing this. At first I thought it was real. Nice job!


    struth novo

    4 years ago

    I think spray adhesive would work well


    4 years ago

    ​I had so much fun making this! I did make a few modifications: I used coffee grounds instead of dirt because soil is hard to come by with all this snow! and instead of hiding money I hid elastic hair bands because I'm always losing them :) These instructions were very easy to follow and it didn't take long to make. The only thing that might make things easier is to know what kind of glue to buy. I used Elmer's but it was a little tricky...is there a better glue out there? Thanks so much for a great, fun idea!

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    4 years ago

    that's awesome


    4 years ago

    This is a very cool project/ instructable. Thank you for sharing it.

    struth novo

    4 years ago

    Please comment like and follow