Yes the pun was intended… You’ll see why in a minute 🙂
This tip was sent in by Christopher, one of our readers and it’s a fantastic way to make your own very low cost yet realistic trees. Here’s how he does it…
“These trees are dried out geraniums suitably pruned and sized. Paint the trunks a suitable colour, either with spray paint or acrylics. Shredded sponge for the leaves is made by soaking a sponge in a bowl of water and putting it in the freezer. Then when frozen – grate it well using a cheese grater. When dry paste some PVA on the branches and dip into the grated foam. Allow to dry, then repeat the process. Shake off any excess sponge when dry. Now spray the “Leaves” with some various greens – presto!”
I have to say Christopher they look excellent, and the cost per tree is very attractive. Definitely worth the effort. I’m going to pay close attention to the flora in our garden now over the coming weeks to see what I can use for the basis of a few trees.
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