FloraCraft® Goosebump Trees

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Goosebump Trees

Use FloraCraft Styrofoam products to create a creepy tree that makes a great Halloween decoration.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Large Tree: 4 inch, 3 inch, 2 ½ inch, 2 inch, 1 ½ inch, 1 ¼ inch, 1 inch balls and a foam disc. Medium Tree: 2 inch, 2 inch, 1 ½ inch, 1 inch balls and a foam disc. Small Tree: 4 inch, 2 inch, 1 ½ inch and a foam disc. Large Spider: 2 inch and 1 ½ inch balls. Small Spider: 1 ½ inch and 1 inch balls.
  • 2
    Arrange the balls for each tree into a twisting configuration on the table.  Start with the largest balls at the bottom up to the smallest balls at the top. Where the balls meet, use firm pressure to push and twist the two pieces together.  This will create a flat space on each ball where you can glue them together.  Use a toothpick between the two pieces for added support.  Cut a flat spot on the bottom of each tree and glue the trees to the discs.
  • 3
    Paint the balls, alternating between two colors; black and purple or black and silver.  Paint all the black parts first.  While each part is still wet sprinkle with glitter.  The glitter will stick to the wet paint so you don’t have to glue the glitter on later.  Let all parts dry completely.
  • 4
    Large spider; cut the 2 inch ball in half and use one half for the body.  Cut the 1.5 inch ball in half and use half for the head.  Use the remaining two half balls to create another spider or save for future project.  Shape the head and body into an oval shape by pressing on the edges of the balls with your fingers.  Glue the head to the body and paint the spider black.  Let dry.  Fold four chenille stems in half to create the eight legs.  Glue the folded end of two stems on each side of the spider just behind the neck.  Cut two ½ inch pieces of stem and glue into the face for pinchers. The small spiders are made the same as the large spider.  Use half of a 1.5 inch ball for the body and a half 1 inch ball for the head.  Shape the heads and bodies, paint black and let dry.  Fold four 6 inch stems in half to create the eight legs.  Glue four legs on each side just behind the neck.  Glue in ½ inch pieces of stem for pinchers.
  • 5
    Glue a piece of yarn to the back of a small spider and hang from the large tree.  Glue the other spiders climbing the trees.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hour

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 inch 2 pc. 104183639
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Foam Ball 3 inch 4pk 104183635
  •   FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 2-1/2 inch 4 pc. 104183631
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 2 inch 4 pc. 104183633
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 1-1/2 inch 12 pc. 104183627
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 1-1/4 inch 104685926
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 1 inch 16 pc. 104183629
  • FloraCraft® Foam Disc White 104179465
  •   Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Purple Lilac 104107532
  • DecoArt® Dazzling Metallics® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Shimmering Silver 104106703
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • Nicole™ Crafts Gic Glitter 0.5 oz. Metallic Purple 104277404
  • Nicole™ Crafts Ultra Fine Glitter 2 oz. Sterling Silver 104559001
  • Nicole™ Crafts Ultra Fine Glitter 2 oz. Black 104559015
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Black 104277478
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Panacea™ Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Paint Brushes
  • Coordinating Yarn Color
  • Toothpicks