As a new Twig creation, we couldn't resist showing you step-by-step instructions on how to create your own tree! It's very simple, and can be done for less than $5.00.
- Tree rounds (If you don't have anyone to cut them from fallen trees, contact your local lumber mill and ask if they have any -- usually they'll have some laying around you can have).
- Sheet music (you can also use old book or dictionary pages if you'd like)
Tear out 10-15 pages of sheet music..
..Fold them in half, cut on the fold..set aside a half sheet for the top of the tree..
..Cut out a triangle from the half page. This will leave you with three pieces (only 2 pictured here..)..
...Cut the big triangle in half from top to bottom...
..Use your scissors to curl each piece like ribbon on the ends..
..Put a strip of hot glue on your styrofoam base, and start staggering sheet music curls around the base..
Continue in layers all the way up...don't make them too even!
..Cut off the pointed edge about 1/2'' down..
..Take your reserved half sheet of paper, and cut it in half again..
..You'll be making a cone to fit on the top of the tree, so run a line of hot glue along an edge of the 1/4 sheet of music..
..Roll one corner to the opposite corner, making a cone..
..Cut the open bottom of the cone to make it even..
..Line the inside of the cone with hot glue..
..Put the cone on the tree, and gently press on all sides to make it stay put..
..Add a few more curled pieces to the top to blend it, and all that's left is the base!
Add some hot glue to the base, plenty so that it sticks..
..Put the tree on top, and let it dry. You're done!