I just could not get this Faux Birch Tree out of my head...
I had seen it at Target over the Christmas season...
I have just about every decoration out there
and I promised myself that I would not buy another.....
But this one taunted me..
I went back...No TOO LATE!!!
Yes they were sold out.
As you may have heard Target is closing it's doors in
We never had an online store here either.
So I decided to make my own tree.
I had the perfect cone leftover from some crochet cotton
a pair of scissors
a cardboard box
a glue gun
craft paint (white and black)
So I started cutting out tongue like shapes
and cutting and cutting
started gluing the tongues all around the base
then overlapping as I went till I had the cone covered.
Took my scissors and bent the odd one
to replicate the birch tree.
Next came the painting.
The cardboard being a brown taupe I painted
just enough white so that the brown
would show through.
With the edge of my brush I picked up some
black and dragged it down here
Once the tree was dry I took Elmer glue with
a small paint brush and applied it to the
Added some glitter and applied
glue then glitter till I was
satisfied with the
look I was after.
Target's faux birch tree stands 14.5 inches
mine stands at 9 inches.
I'm pretty happy on how mine turned out and
saved some money too!
"I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed" -Robert H. Schuller.
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