Little Christmas Tree
During the New Year's celebrations, I would like to add my congratulations with small souvenirs that cannot be bought in any store. The little ones are valuable also because they do not require serious investments, except for the assiduity and warmth of the master's soul. See how easy it is to make a Christmas tree with your own hands.Such small Christmas trees can be safely donated not only to relatives, but also to colleagues - a souvenir will take pride of place on their working or New Year's table.The last three components are not required, since they go to the base under our craft. And it can be from other materials; suitable, for example, a circle of foam, a cap from toilet water or glue - a pencil.After the workpiece has dried, you need to take one of the wires and twist the loop-tail. It will be the top of the Christmas tree, which you can later hoist a star or a bead.Before you begin to twist the wire around the cone, it is recommended that you first build it up with a few twigs. To do this, the ends of the two wires need to be slightly superimposed on each other (by 1.5 - 2 cm.) And twisted together.Tip: for your convenience, you should increase the twigs gradually, for example, 2 pcs., otherwise the long wire will simply interfere. On a small Christmas tree, as the photo took 7 bars 20 cm long. Now the loop must be carefully attached to the top of the tree (if it is pointed) or gently inserted into the cone (if it is truncated) and make a couple of tight turns around her. Tip: The wire fits well and holds firmly, but you can drop some hot glue to be faithful, and when it hardens with the loop, continue to work.Now it remains to wind the wire with tinsel, smearing the cone with glue as needed. Tip: It is not necessary to use an adhesive gun at this stage if the souvenir is meant for adults. But kids will be curious to look at the green beauty from all angles, so the glue will guarantee that the gift will at least survive the New Year's Eve. The tail of the wire is easily stuck into the foam, firmly fixed there. This is what should happen in the end:While our tree is stable, we proceed to decorating. An asterisk on the vertex can be purchased (from an old Christmas tree ornaments) or made from a salted dough. With the help of hot glue we plant a star or bead on the top. If there is a desire, you can hang garlands made of beads on the Christmas tree. In this version on the branches "balls" of rhinestones (they can be replaced by small half-beads). To work with rhinestones it was more convenient, take tweezers, it is easy for them to pick up small details. Tip: You can replace hotmelt glue with glue "Moment". Gradually squeezing the composition out of the tube, dip the rhinestone into it and put it on the Christmas tree. This Christmas tree is good and in a minimalist style - decorated only with a star. Now, take our trunk, which you can paint it in brown, and stick it into the center of the base of the cone.In this condition, our wonder-tree will wait until a decent pedestal is prepared for it.As a stand, you can use a foam circle of small diameter. The barrel-toothpick is simply stuck in the center, and the space around it is decorated with cotton wool planted on white glue. A wonderful snow-covered glade will turn out, and you can put a small gift for such a Christmas tree, for example, a keychain with the symbol of the coming year. Another no less effective option is to "plant" our Christmas tree in a bucket or a kadushka. The official website of the "
Preparing materials for making a desktop Christmas treesFor a little fluffy beauty we need a small set of raw materials. Search the store for needlework and personal supplies: 1. foam cone for the base of our Christmas tree; 2. paint and brush to tone the basis: 3. a set of flexible wires wrapped in tinsel or soft fleecy material (the first option is sold at a very reasonable price in the FixPrise network, and the second one is found in handicraft stores or from sellers on Ali Express); 4.hot melt sticks and a gun for its use; 5. details of the decor to your taste: ribbons, asterisks, beads, crystals, sequins: 6. a skewer or something else imitating a trunk; 7. floral sponge; 8. jute splits; 9. loose cardboard.
Creating a Christmas treeLet's start with coloring the base-cone. This is an important stage, because if the turns of the wire do not lie very carefully, the foam plastic from under them will not catch your eye. In addition, our Christmas tree is on the stem, and the white base of the cone will not look aesthetically pleasing.
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