Today is the tutorial of the tree I made for Saturday, see the original here. Usually I make another example for the tutorial however this time I took pictures as I went along. I have started another tree however this is for a big happening in December (Any ideas guys!?!) so that will appear later!
All I've added to the original are some flowers!
Firstly take a Polystyrene ball and cover it ink. I used brilliance tricolour pad in peacock to give subtle shading.
Next cut a large selection of foliage leaves die cuts, I used Spellbinders foliage and cut 40 of these. Next I shaded the leaves in the die using the same ink to give a different shading.
Next using a hot glue gun attach the leaves randomly over each other until the ball is covered. Using a kebab skewer as the trunk s
'skewer the ball, I used a twig I found in a bag of potatoes (of all places) over the skewer to look more trunk like.
Finally the whole thing is stood in a decorated shot glass as a plant pot with air-drying clay. This is time consuming but very simple and would make a lovely gift.