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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2007 08:55:44 PM »

It's great. 
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2007 08:57:48 PM »

What a fantastic idea!  do you just sort of sandwich the end of the branch between the two layers of paper?  I'll have to give this a try.
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2007 10:45:10 PM »

I will be watching the dumpsters for a silk tree now!
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2007 11:04:02 AM »

that is the most amazing looking fake tree i've ever seen...hah. silk trees are so boring, and yours looks incredible!

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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2007 03:05:28 PM »

wow. this is cool. I wonder how hard it would be to use little bits of fabric as leaves.... not that i need any more projects but if I happen to see a silk tree at the thrift store it's going to be hard to resist....
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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2007 03:29:42 PM »

that is really pretty,then you could also decorate it along with the season or holiday in paper crafts as well.great work,i would have gone nuts making all those little leaves!
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2007 05:53:58 PM »

What a fantastic idea!  do you just sort of sandwich the end of the branch between the two layers of paper?  I'll have to give this a try.

Yes, that's exactly what I did. But the problem is that even though the leaves stick together, if you don't push your nail up and down the little "branch" inside, they will fall off. That happened quite a bit, but as I said, it's like autumn, LOL!

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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2007 05:56:52 PM »

wow. this is cool. I wonder how hard it would be to use little bits of fabric as leaves.... not that i need any more projects but if I happen to see a silk tree at the thrift store it's going to be hard to resist....

Fabric would work fine and maybe even look better as it's softer. But on the other hand, cutting them out would probably be even harder unless you keep your scissors really, really sharp which I don't. Plus, I didn't have enough different fabrics to get the look I wanted. My living room is all different colors so this is great in it. But I also think you could do something interesting using different shades of one color or even doing two different colors, one on each side of the tree.

You also could do this with smaller silk plants. Wouldn't have to be a tree Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2007 05:59:55 PM »

Way to reduce, reuse recycle!  I'm tempted to try it with various colors and textures of starched silks, but I bet that would take 4 winters!
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2007 06:20:19 PM »

Way to reduce, reuse recycle!  I'm tempted to try it with various colors and textures of starched silks, but I bet that would take 4 winters!

Oh my gosh, that would be so beautiful. And you could wrap the trunk in brown silk, mmm.

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