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FloraCraft Hand-Carved Pine Trees
Bring the outdoors in this winter -- without the cold and the snow. Use Styrofoam to create these pine trees to complement your holiday décor.
Create your own, snap a few pics and share on social media using #ACMooreInspired.
- Time:few hours + dry time
1On a piece of cardstock, draw a tree trunk. Repeat with two of the other pieces of cardstock, except vary the size of your tree trunk. Draw branches of various sizes on each of the remaining pieces of cardstock. Cut your trees and branches out. These will be your templates.
2Pin the templates to the foam sheets and trace with a marker. Cut out the trees using the serrated knife. Following the package instructions, carefully carve ripples in the edges of the tree fronts using the StyroCutter Plus. This gives a carved wood look to the foam trees. Also carve ripples into the edges of the trunks.
3Paint the trees Hauser Dark Green, the trunks Chocolate Brown, and let dry. To give the trees a snow-covered look, lightly brush Wicker White paint over the Hauser Dark Green, letting the Hauser Dark Green show through. Repeat over tree trunks with Bark Brown to add dimension.
4Glue craft sticks into the bottom of the tree trunks, leaving 1" sticking out. Glue the other end into the center of the foam discs to display.