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Cone / Christmas Tree

By Jan Holt
Education Committee 2014

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Requirements Requirements.

  • 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

  • Secateurs

  • Wire cutters

 

 

Step 1:

Twisted wisteria vine

 

Twist the wisteria vine into a wreath-like circle approx 30cm diameter.

Step 2:

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.

Attach the blunt ends of the sticks.Using a cross wiring process.

Step 3:

Continue attaching sticks around the circumference of the wisteria circle.

Continue attaching sticks .

Outside view

Continue attaching sticks .

Inside view

Step 4:

Gather all the pointed ends and bind with reel wire.

 

Gather all the pointed ends and bind with reel wire. Trim the bases of the sticks if necessary.

Step 5:

If using your cone as a Christmas tree stand it firmly on its base

 

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.

Finish:

Completed Cone Christmas Tree Design

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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