Getting ready for Read Across America: making my own truffula trees!
Don’t you LOVE it?! Its my own truffula tree! AAAAAA!
And they were so easy to make, that I decided I had to share them for Monday Made It!
This is what I needed to make two pots with two truffula trees in each.
– Two pots (I used plastic, but you could use whatever you have. I got mine from Wal-Mart for $.97)
– Four sticks. Curvy sticks from your actual trees make GREAT truffula trees.
– Spanish moss. You could also use Easter grass or paper shred.
– Ribbon, thin enough to wrap around the tree trunk.
– Four styrofoam balls.
– Styrofoam or floral foam, to put in the pots to keep the trees from falling over. I guess you could also “plant” it, but I don’t know how that would work.
– A feather boa from the craft section – you can find them at Wal-Mart.
– White paint (and paintbrush)
-Glue gun & glue sticks.
Ok, so that seems like a lot of stuff, but it was actually really easy.
First, I painted the sticks white and I let them dry.
Once they were dry, I hot-glued ribbon (I only had blue, but you could use black) to one end and then wrapped it in a spiral all the way up to the other end. Then I hot glued the end down.
I shoved the stick into the styrofoam in the pot, and then I shoved the styrofoam ball on the end of the stick. So cute.
Then I took Spanish moss and glued it around the base of the trunk, to cover the styrofoam.