Today I’m sharing a Christmas decoration that would make a great gift. This project was a pain in the butt, but SO worth it. So only make it for someone you really really like :p
- 1 tree form
- Eucalyptus (you can grab this from Michaels or any craft store that sells floral stuff)
- Hot Glue
- Teal feathers
- Rip the leaves off of your eucalyptus plant.
- Turn your tree base upside down and start to attach the eucalyptus. I did a mixture of staples stuck into the styrofoam, hot glue and some bent wire. Really anything I had at my workbench that would make the leaves stick. Go around and around and around and around until you reach the top.
- Once the leaves are covering the tree, glue corks to the bottom. I chose to place mine at the outer edge of the base of the tree so no white showed. You could place yours in the middle if you wanted it to be more like a real tree.
- Fill in any holes/white spots using teal feathers and small dabs of hot glue.
- Embellish with silver tacks to look like ornaments. You can use these to strategically pin down any loose leaves, too.
- Wrap your ribbon around the top of the tree and secure with glue.
- Stick your choice of topper into the top of the tree. I used a flower I had snagged on clearance a while ago. I stuck it into the top of the three using a nail.
- Admire your adorable-yet-not-too-Christmasy tree!