Saturday, 6 July 2013

little owls tree

I have a few craft fairs coming up over the next few months so the last few days we have been making a display and stand and I am so pleased with how it has turned out :D

the main part is a tree for my little owl ... first we drew a tree outline on some wood sheets ...


half a tree on one sheet and half on the other ...


next my dad (thanks dad) cut it out ... with a bit of help from me, holding the wood etc ;)



next we cut grass and leaves ...


I watered down some green paint to give it a bit of a wash, the wood grain still shows through, but it just gives it a bit of colour ...


and I did the same with the tree only did it a very pale grey colour ... this is to match the baskets and other bits I have ...


a little owl was also cut out and I printed out my little owl and its been glued on ready to perch on one of the branches ...


I glued on the leaves and grass and little owl ... here it is propped up against the rest of the stand ...


the tree is then hinged and extra supportive wood added to the bottom and it sits perfectly on one corner of my table and can be clamped if I need it to be ... originally I wanted to make two, one for each corner, so it really was a wood!! But I have done something else in the other corner now, which I will show you later when I finish it :D


I was also thinking of adding little hooks to hang some of my makes from, but I think most things will hang from the leaves so I think for the moment, I will leave it as it is ... I am loving having it set up in the living room and keep looking at it. I will take some more photos when the rest is perfected ;)

2 comments:

  1. Such a clever family! The tree is perfect, best of luck with the craft fairs. :) xxx

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  2. This is amazing I love it!!!!

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