First of all, before I say anything else, I have to send out a Thank You! to Karin Corbin. She did a Black Friday drawing over at her blog http://karincorbin.blogspot.com/ and Tessie won a micro mini town that Karin designs and sells on ETSY. They are Wonderful... But, I ask you... Why do I enter and somehow Tessie winds up winning the town??? Anyway, Thanks Karin!
OK, I dug out the lycopodium this morning. I also found four bottle brush trees...
I want them to look more like natural, outdoor trees. I can trim them later to make Christmas trees.
This is what you look for in the store right now. This size is priced at $1.00 at Walmart right now.
I am starting to feel like one of those old fogies that starts every sentence with "I remember when..." These silly things used to cost less than a quarter a piece... Now not so.
They are fan like and I just pull them apart. No cutting needed. It is a bit messy, but that's the fastest way to get it done, as no two branches are alike.
At the bottom of the tree, you try to get them perpendicular to the ground and as you go up, you start sticking them in in a more upwards manner. That's how the real trees grow.
The tree in the photo still needs to be gone over and branches added here and there.
I may trim it a bit to give it some shape. These are going outdoors. They don't need to be perfect Christmas tree shape.
I am liking the natural look so far... OK. So the crystal trees aren't exactly natural... We have to have some decorations here and there.
I am still hunting for more trees and bushes...They are probably at the bottom of the barrel... Somewhere out in the garage.
Back to hunting... Someone tie a string to my ankle. I am going back into the garage!
See you tomorrow...