Cone / Christmas Tree
By Jan Holt
Education Committee 2014
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Plum or Cornus sticks as long and straight as possible, about 50-60 in number.
About 2 metres wisteria or other strong, flexible vine
Decorative or plain reel wire
Twist the wisteria vine into a wreath-like circle approx 30cm diameter.
Using reel or decorative wire, attach the blunt ends of the sticks - the base- (approx 10-15 cm from the ends) firmly to the wisteria circle, using a cross wiring process.
Continue attaching sticks around the circumference of the wisteria circle.
Gather all the pointed ends and bind with reel wire. Trim the bases of the sticks if necessary.
If using your cone as a Christmas tree stand it firmly on its base and adorn with suitable decorations. It may also be used as a cone when inverted.
One version of the finished product.
A different example of a contemporary Step by Step Tree (using flax claddies and cable ties) will be in Floral Focus-Issue 60.