Introduction: Improvised Christmas Tree
Christmas trees are great, I remember each Christmas as a kid decorating the tree with my family ohh boy what a joy it was. One if not the best tradition there is!
But what do you do if it isn’t possible to bring in real tree or you remembered too late and buying a tree wasn’t an option? Well I think that I found the solution, follow along my steps.
Step 1: Tools and Supplies Needed:
Plier+ cutter plier
Wood drill bit
Small plastic bags
Green acrylic paint
Glitter foam sheets
"Cream" colored acrylic paint
Gold spray paint
Hot glue gun+ sticks
Step 2: The Tree's Structure
The base is constructed from an old broom.
First, you have to pull the fibers out of the lower part of the broom.
If you're lucky and you had a broom with flat lower part so that the base will be able to stably stand.
In order to increase stability the base will be taped to a wider base made out of plywood (which we will cover when we desplay our tree).
Step 3: Holes for the Branches
In order to add branches to the tree, we drilled holes in a uniform pattern along the broom.
In order to keep track on the pattern a curling ribbon was wrapped in a-spiral way and the holes were drilled along the ribbon.
Step 4: Preparing the Branches
The branches were made out of wood skewers.
In order to get a real christmas look for the tree the skewers were cut into several different lengths, as described in the picture above.
Divide the skewers into small groups (around 5 skewers).
Leave the first group at the original length of the skewers.
Cut the skewers in the second group about 0.5cm shorter, repeat with the rest of your grouped skewers.
Step 5: Preparing the Branches
the skewers, group by group, in green acrylic paint.
Step 6: What About Some Leafs
The leafs were made from glitter foam sheets in different colors.
Cut narrow rectangles in a suitable size from the different glitter foam sheets.
Pull them through the green colored skewers (our branches).
Step 7: Tree Assembling
Now use wood glue to secure the branches on the main structure.
Put some glue on the tip of each branch and insert it to the suitable hole on the base of the tree.
The higher you are at on the tree, the shorter the branch should be.
Step 8: Cosmetic Fixes
The holes that were not used were sealed using acrylic white color.
Step 9: Decorations
So you are done with the tree!
Now, we need to fill it up with some homemade decorations my kids and I made.
It's a great activity to do with your family.
Make any topper for yout tree.
We used construction paper to create an origami star. Which we spray painted in gold.
Step 10: Decorations
Use beads, bells, buttons or any other creative idea, tie them to one long piece of clear string, or many small pieces of string.
Step 11: Decorations
Use different sized foam balls. Glue confetti and sequins to them, or paint them.
Don’t forget to glue a round string so you can hang it on your tree.
Step 12: Decorating
Once you finish making all your decorations, and you let them completely dry, it's time to actually decorate.
Add some string lights, garlands, and all the beautiful decorations your family made.
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