AUTOPLAY
Very Small Trees
12 steps
What you’ll need
Cotton Balls
Paint
Small Sticks (About 1/8" Thick)
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors
Paintbrush
To start making our trees, we'll just need one cotton ball and one stick for each.
1. To start making our trees, we'll just need one cotton ball and one stick for each.
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Cut the stick to the size you want, keeping in mind that some of it will be covered by the cotton...
2. Cut the stick to the size you want, keeping in mind that some of it will be covered by the cotton...
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...We went with 2", and here's a good side by side size comparison.
3. ...We went with 2", and here's a good side by side size comparison.
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Now we want to take the cotton ball, and start to unwind it by gently teasing it...
4. Now we want to take the cotton ball, and start to unwind it by gently teasing it...
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...Until we have it laid out like this.
5. ...Until we have it laid out like this.
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Now we'll wrap it around the stick, by putting a drop of hot glue on the stick's end and rolling it-
6. Now we'll wrap it around the stick, by putting a drop of hot glue on the stick's end and rolling it-
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-until we have a little stick-and-cotton-ball-lollipop!
7. -until we have a little stick-and-cotton-ball-lollipop!
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Now to paint! We're gonna use green today but trees take many colors through the seasons so go wild!
8. Now to paint! We're gonna use green today but trees take many colors through the seasons so go wild!
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Using a small brush and a little paint at a time, begin gently brushing the cotton ball.
9. Using a small brush and a little paint at a time, begin gently brushing the cotton ball.
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It's a weird surface to work with, and hard to get even, so it will take a few passes.
10. It's a weird surface to work with, and hard to get even, so it will take a few passes.
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But when you're done, you'll have a happy little tree!
11. But when you're done, you'll have a happy little tree!
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Feel free to use different sized trunks and colors/styles and soon enough you'll have a whole forest
12. Feel free to use different sized trunks and colors/styles and soon enough you'll have a whole forest
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