These little guys did not cost me one single penny to make!
I bought a box of various craft supplies at an auction for $1 and these paper mache trees were part of the deal. I shoulda taken a before pic, but I didn’t…sorry bout that!
I cut 1.5 inch wide strips of wool from a green wool shirt that I found at the Salvation Army. It had lots of holes in it so it was quite cheap. I washed it in hot water several times, so the wool was pretty thick.
I used hot glue and just spiraled the strips around upward. Here you see my assistant
stealing helping me show how the strips unroll from the neat bundles I had made.
Here the little
thief assistant takes one of the strips and unrolls it completely.
Anyway, who needs extra strips…I only had five trees to cover! You could use styrofoam trees instead of the paper mache ones, although the paper mache trees have some kind of weight in the bottom so they are difficult to knock over. My
clumsy pug assistant showed me proof of that.
And here the
weasel assistant takes the last roll of wool…
But like I said, I don’t really need them anyway!
Love how they look on top of my quilt cabinet…
I may be linking to these great parties!