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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Ten Minute Tree!

I found these Halloween trees at Dollar Tree Yesterday.

They are the fastest trees on the block!

I released on from the card and bent it's branches this way and that until I liked the way it looked.

If I were going to use it for a regular tree right now, I would have painted the branches and everything brown, but I need it for the Halloween party, so I left it black.
Then I went to the foliage box and grabbed a sack of Lichen or Reindeer Moss. 

This was just for illustration purposes only.  I could also cut out leaves or use various other materials for the greenery. 

If I had been making the tree for real, the glue would be in use for the next step.

I am purely doing this for those that have a Dollar Tree store nearby.
My greenery is precariously perched on the branches to show you how nice it will look when I do it for real.

I am certainly going back for a couple more of the tree forms.  These are worth the money.  If I made them myself, they would take a while and lots of materials. 

Thank you Dollar Tree for saving me a lot of work and a lot of waiting for the glue to dry.

After Halloween has passed, I will be making a few of these for real. 

Back to work now.  I just finished cleaning my closet and changing it from summer to winter.  I am going back to see if I missed changing anything.

See you tomorrow.


Giac said...

Hello Casey,
that looks terrific. Thank you for letting us in on it.
Big hug

minwks said...

Hi Casey, So nice to see you up and running on minis and your blog, I have been travelling for some time but have internet connection today so I am enjoying catching up. Just wanted to say hi and thank you for posting. The dollar tree trees are a great find.
All the best and have fun at Halloween.
Regards Janine

Marisa said...

oh goodie!! I like easy stuff..thanks for sharing :)

Fabiola said...

Easy and beautiful this tree.