Thursday, September 23, 2010

DIY Palm Trees!

This was my Tuesday night project....DIY Palm Trees for the Jungle Book party.
Want to know how I made them?
The trunks are made from rolls of wrapping paper!
I took a length off the roll, glued the roll closed, then tore pieces of the extra and glued them back on!

Stick some greenery in the top, glue them to a wooden disk and voila....your very own palm trees!

8 comments:

  1. Hi Brittany! Thanks for commenting on our cowboy party! I didn't realize what a compliment it was until I visited your site, and WOW you do great work! I'm definitely gonna become a follower and I look forward to getting lots of inspiration from you for our next party!My three year old is IN LOVE with the Jungle Book, so I look forward to seeing that finished product. Thanks again!

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  2. Will definitely have to make some of these. So easy and me and easy go together. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love this idea! Thanks for posting it originally and sharing it on CPN!

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  4. Hi Brittany,

    You mentioned that you took a length off the roll, glued the roll closed, then tore pieces of the extra and glued them back on!

    I am not following that.... "you took a length off the roll". What, you cut the roll open then cut it into strips lengthwise?

    I am not picturing this in my mind.... is there any chance you can show a step by step guide?

    It would be much appreciated. These would look great at our Luau this summer.

    Rhonda

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    1. Hi Rhonda! It was a very large roll of craft paper, so I rolled some of the paper off the roll to use for the "bark" (but you could roll all of it off) and glued the remaining paper on the roll to itself, so that it wouldn't come off the roll. Then the paper that I had rolled off earlier was what I used to tear up and glue back on.
      I hope that makes better sense!

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  5. If you wanted to do really big trees you can get a couple empty rolls that were in the center of the carpet rolls that they have on display in Lowe's and use those for the tree trunk.

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