Making a Fake Tree

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There are so many ways to make a fake tree. It's a chance to break out your craft skills and create a very stylish tree craft. This tree can be used as a decor piece for your home or let it be a very stylish Christmas tree. You can also use these stylish trees as a part of window displays for shops and department stores. These decorative trees provide eye-catching scenery that can attract more customers.

Things You'll Need

  • Large polystyrene cone (such as Styrofoam)
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Bag of goose biot feathers
  • Ornaments
  • Cover a work table with newspapers. Get the largest polystyrene tree-shaped cone you can find. They're typically sold at craft stores, including Michael's.

  • Heat up the glue gun and put a circle of glue around the outside bottom of the cone a half inch from the bottom. Put one feather at a time next to each other on the glue with the ends turned up. Your bottom row of feathers is now complete.

  • Apply your second row of glue just above the previous feathers, with the bottom of the feather covering the top half of the previous feathers. Put them all the way around on the glue with the ends turned up. Keep going with another row of glue and feathers in this manner, working your way to within one inch of the top point.

  • Apply hot glue all over the top of the cone still showing. Press feather remnants from the bottom of the bag all over this glue to make the top fluffy.

Tips & Warnings

  • For a Christmas tree, hot glue little ornaments randomly on the feathers.
  • Be careful using the hot glue gun.

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  • Photo Credit ruffled feathers image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.com
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