For this tutorial you will need:
Dried thyme (lots of it, I reccomend a thyme plant)
Cellotape or sticky tape
A flat, smooth rock
PVA or any clear dry glue which does not dry too quickly
Pipe cleaners or hairties or sting etc.
Tissue or toilet paper
Paint (highly recommended)
Note: this tutorial takes some while to do
1 Get your dried thyme into bunches, you can use pipe cleaners to hold them together.
2 Tape them all together one bundle with another then another. You will find some cuttings too small but keep these for my bush tutorial later or earlier next month. Try too keep a look out for tree like cuttings like the ones above on the right. Keep the leaves as well, you will see why later on.
3. This is what you should have now, your tree top, leaves and tree like cuttings+ the cuttings too small.
4 I forgot to take a picture of this but these are your next steeps
4a Cut chopsticks the length of the height of your tree.
4b Tape these to your tree top
4c Glue the ends of the chopsticks into your flat stone, it does not matter is the stone is not quite straight. Let it stand up till it s COMPLETELY dry.
5 Soak your paper towls or paper tissues or toilet paper in water and then cover the two chopsticks, you can use clay for this but I think it is a waste of money. Let this dry.
Now, Ashton Fisher has just spotted the tree but said his eyes hurt when he tries to look at it. Well, you can’t have your sylvanians needing to wear sunglasses when looking at the tree you have created!
Now just paint your trunk, when using toilet paper, it dries all crinkly so it looks like bark, here is the finished tree, I’ll just pop it down into the village…
Arggh! It gave Ashton Fisher quite a fright!
Now this is my post for the weekend, I think that the tree looks very good indeed. With the left over leaves you can put them around on the groud around the tree. I really think that it is a good idea to buy a thyme plant since it very useful when using to make foilage. You could also get several cuttings from a friend to multiply by yourself and if you have a big plant, cut some off too just incase your plant dies which is what I am doing at the moment.
I have decided for the ballet costumes to make four white and one pink one for Rose, do you think I should make a tutorial of the tutus? Now, I will post the bush tutorial next month, easter story at easter and sometime this week I need to fit in my hot cross buns…
Well, have a great week!