Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Birch Tree with Leaves!

The birch tree finally got some leaves last week.  I used the method that was on the DVD I was following, which requires you to spread watery Elmer's glue across the steel wool base of the foliage....  then you sprinkle on the "leaves" and knock off the extra.  This is what I got:

Rather thing for a full summer tree, don't you think?

So I was sad and thought that I had done something wrong.  It just didn't look right.  I wallowed for a minute and then emailed Brae.  She said the magic words.  Spray.  Adhesive.

So I used the spray adhesive (the craft kind that Elmer's sells) and redid the process.  This was a very messy process, so there are no "during" shots.  Sorry!!!  Here is the tree in it's finished state:

Much fuller!!!

And the realism check?  How do the branches and leaves look from underneath?  I think, fabulous!


  1. Your tree looks fabulous! But, I don't understand the process. It doesn't matter, though, because I don't think I'll ever make one. If I do, I can always e-mail you. I really don't have much room for a tree. I don't have the craft space you have. My house is on a table in my living room.

  2. Your tree is fantastic!
    Bye Faby

  3. What a difference! It looks great!

  4. Very realistic. You've done a great job =0)

  5. Absolutamente real, me encanta!!
    besitos ascension

  6. This tree looks so real! Thanks for sharing. I love it.
    Hugs, Drora

  7. Looks really nice, Lyssa! So you're having a giveaway soon, eh? Aren't they fun? Another fun thing is shopping on Etsy. ;-) You really got me giggling with your comment on my blog--have fun!!! :-) xo Jennifer

    1. Yes, Jennifer. :) Working on it now! And thanks. I love this tree. Wait until you can see it in its home. :)

  8. The tree looks fantastic!!! What did you use for the green "leaves"? I want to do some - but much smaller for another project!!! Will you share your secret? My email is - can't wait to see the pictures of your whole project!!! You need to share them on MECA too!!!


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