Once I reached the top, I cut some craft wire around 8-9 inches long and inserted it in the top-center part of the foam (as seen in the picture below). I made sure at least an inch of the craft wire was in the Styrofoam cone.
…pressed the aluminum foil to the top part of the Styrofoam cone, so it would be glued in place. Once the aluminum foil was glued to the Styrofoam cone, I started wrapping and crumbling the aluminum foil around the craft wire to give it a kind of gnome hat shape (as shown in the pictures below).
Once I was finished correcting the shape to my desire, I cut the excess floral wire and created a small loop at the end. The loop was so I could hang an ornament or star from it.
And here is the little sneak peak for the feather tree before we move on to the final one.
I know, I know…you are wondering how to make the two-way branched-out shape like my curtain rod finial had, right? Have no worries…I promised that you were covered, and so you are! Let’s follow the steps in below to get that two-way branched-out shape, then carry on with the third tree, shall we?
First, you’ll need to cut 2 pieces of floral wire: one 18 inches long and one 12 inches long. If you want to make your shape smaller, then you can cut each piece proportionally shorter.
The last picture above looks like some sort of creepy finger, doesn’t it? I think I know what I’ll be doing for next Halloween! hahahaha…anyway…let’s get back to the tutorial 🙂
Once you are finished with one, do the same steps with the other wire, so you have the two branches ready. Then, bend each aluminum-foil-wrapped wire to get the shape you want and hot glue them together as shown in the pictures below.
Now that you finished creating the whimsical shape, you will need to insert it in to the Styrofoam cone.
Next, you’ll need to secure the shape into its place. For that, you’ll cut some aluminum foil and fold it in half. Then, put some hot glue on the folded edge.
There…you see how easy that was! 🙂 Now, it is all ready for you to start hot gluing sheet moss or whatever material you’d like to make your whimsical tree from.
Last but not least: my favorite whimsical tabletop Christmas tree!
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