Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Apple Christmas Tree

You might or might not remember my apple Christmas tree from last year. 

I decided to make a trio and I just wanted to share the latest of my glue gun burns.
  Being snowed in is kind of a blessing. 
  I'm forced to spend time with my favorite torture tool; you guessed it, my glue gun . 
This is the start of my trio; not finished of course as I like to stay true to my name....Feral Turtle

I used some single ply cardboard and rolled it into a cone.  it's secured with a bead of hot glue and packing tape.

A circle of heavy double ply cardboard was attached to stiffen the bottom.  Again, secured with hot glue

When paint is left for awhile, it tends to harden.
 Being snowed in creates many challenges like eating questionable science experiments in your fridge..
or softening some gummy paint that had to be cut out of it's container.

Covered just enough so the cardboard won't show through.

My faux green apples are put to use!

I cut them all in half.

and started gluing them on.  That's as far as I got yesterday.  I need a few supplies to finish her off, but that requires travel which at this point, as you can tell from the picture below, is pretty much impossible!
The entrance to our driveway yesterday!

Hopefully my next post will be of a trio!

P.S.  No food poisoning yet......