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Acorn Christmas Tree

MikeC

By Mikec


Acorn Christmas Tree

This is an acorn tree that I just finished making. We have an empty lot close by that has two large oak trees and I collected acorns a couple years ago with the intensions of making a tree.
Finally got around to doing it. I started with a foam cone and sprayed it with glue and then covered it with moss. Then the glue gun came out and it took quite a few hours to glue the acorns on. The star is a large seed pod with tooth picks inserted into it and then I sprayed it gold. I'm thinking that it needs a little something... maybe some red berries here and there but I'm not sure...



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wow Mike , that is brilliant

13 Dec, 2008

 

Oooh.......I love that Mike...what a good idea, it looks lovely and pretty colours too, I like it just as it is! And there are 2 more Xmas trees....I'm going to have to get busy tomorrow! lol

13 Dec, 2008

 

Thats nice Mike....how about just a little gold spray paint ....might be nice

13 Dec, 2008

 

This looks great Mike! I like it like this. If I tried manuevering some red berries here and there, I'd end up graphing out a sheet to decide what pattern would look random. lol. Great work!

14 Dec, 2008

 

Very creative Mike. Nice.

Now I am thinking of trying the same with the many fallen pine cones outside my compound.

14 Dec, 2008

 

This is fantastic.
Well done.
Could the same design be made, using conkers from the horse chestnut tree ?

14 Dec, 2008

 

Have you got lots of conkers TT? You would end up with a brown shiny tree though and what about all the strings you've attached????? ;o)

14 Dec, 2008

 

Not lots of conkers, Janey ~
Just one very lovely Conker -
my Shetland Sheepdog.
He certainly would pull off all the strings. ;o)

14 Dec, 2008

 

Thats really good. You obviously have plenty of time on your hands Mike.

14 Dec, 2008

 

Very clever Mike dont know where you get the patience - would drive me nuts.

14 Dec, 2008

 

Clever Mick it looks brill.

14 Dec, 2008

 

Thats Brilliant Mike, youv'e done a Great job There, if its staying on the plate, maybe gold tinsell around the base, if not it still looks great.... Dee..

14 Dec, 2008

amy
Amy
 

Very clever Mike , a brilliant idea , looks lovely ;0)

14 Dec, 2008

 

I like it as is Mike, very nice work!
If you want you might add a small ring of greenery with berries around the base, but it doesn't really need it!!
You could also add a spray of clear gloss if you want. It would add a shiny look, which will reflect light.

14 Dec, 2008

 

Fantastic! I really like home made decorations. They seem so much nicer than a lot of plastic/artificial ones. Thanks for the instructions for this. I'm sure lots of us will be having a go at making one.
Merry Christmas!

14 Dec, 2008

 

Well done Mike. Looks great as it is.

14 Dec, 2008

 

Thank you for all the positive comments on the tree. I don't have that much time on my hands treesandthings... I usually put in about 45 to 50 hours a week at work :)

14 Dec, 2008

 

I've seen them done with pine cones Panther... What's great about the pine cones is that they open up once they are in the heat of the house and the tree gets nice and full.

14 Dec, 2008

 

Makes an elegant statement....I like Wohli's idea of the greenery and berries at the base.....

15 Dec, 2008

 

I think it looks fine as it is Mike.

16 Dec, 2008

 

Love it, it's so unique ! Wish I had your creativity !

18 Dec, 2008

 

absolutely Great.........................well done

18 Dec, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Well done Mike - just don't let Cyril see it!! ;-)

22 Dec, 2008

 

Thank you all for your positive comments. Once the holidays are over with I decided that I'm going to randomly add cranberries and also Wohlibuli's idea of greenery and more berries at the base.

25 Dec, 2008

 

I hope you'll get a chance to provide a photo of the finished project ~ if you have time. Thanks. :o)

25 Dec, 2008



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