Friday, February 29, 2008

Dollar Find Friday!! (Easter Tree)


Today's dollar find Friday is going to be a tad different. Instead of just altering one thing that I found for a dollar I'm going to be doing a project with a few inexpensive items.

Easter Tree

Spanish Moss- $1.99
Topiary tree- $2.99
Egg ornaments- $1.19
Copper mini bucket- $1.49
Sandpaper (not pictured)

Adhesive- I used both hot glue and tacky glue

Step 1- Cut off the bottom of the tree foam so that it will fit into the container.

Step 2- using small amounts of moss, wind it into a flat disk shape as tight as you can. Repeat as much as necessary to cover the entire top of the tree.

Step 3- Adhere the moss discs to the tree with hot glue

Step 4- Using scissors, trim the tree.

Step 5- Sand the rough edges of the foam

Step 6- Spread the top of the foam base with tacky glue and sprinkle moss on top to look like grass

* I cut the moss into tiny pieces with scissors

Step 7- Use hot glue to secure the tree into the bucket.

Step 8- glue the egg ornaments on the top of the tree with hot glue and finish as desired.


abr said...

Jess your little project turned out just adorable, so cheerful and an awesome touch of spring

Tania said...

Waw, this is sooo great!

Teresa said...

This is just too cute!

Amy said...

That is so cute! I came over here from SCS, and I love what I've seen of your blog so far! I'm a Dollar Tree & thrift store kind of shopper. ;)

milkshake007 said...

Very, very cute!

I received your lovely card in the mail yesterday....thank you so much!

Have a great weekend!

Pushpa Johnson said...

This is just darling! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!