Happy 5 Days of Christmas
!! I know, I know....it is upsetting that this is the 5th day....but keep the spirit alive and do a project or two and tell us all about it! We would love to hear about your improvements and modifications....starting with this one! (there is definitely room for improvement!)
I messed with this thing over and over again! Thought it would be the easiest and ended up being a bit more time consuming than I thought.....I could have made 2 pajama pants in the time it took me to make this one tree! I will type the tutorial under the pictures but before then......
Helpful Hints in your Yarn Tree Endeavor:
1. Make sure there are no big gaps. Big gaps = Floppy tree
2. Don't try to remove until it is nice and crispy....or again you will have a floppy tree.
3. Glitter while your glue is wet (seems obvious) or you may have to re-glue
4. Re-gluing means the whole thing will be floppy again.
Learn from my mistakes.....or you two may experience a bit of yarn-tree frustration! (tis the season)
|The Supplies- Cone shaped Floral foam, Glue, Vaseline, and Yarn|
Start by smearing your floral foam with Vaseline. You want a pretty thick coat.
|You want to drench your yarn in glue - I used a plate to our my glue on a pulled my yarn through it.|
|My first try - Not enough yarn my friend!|
|Added more yarn and had a helper smear it with glue|
|This time we decided to add some glitter to make it more festive.|
Let it dry over night and then CAREFULLY pull the cone out from under it.
|Finished product, I hope to have a more stylized picture for you when I finish decorating that area of the house where it is going.|
I know it leans a bit....But I think I can work with that in a tablescape of sorts...stay tuned for another picture!