Most articles about making deciduous trees involve the purchase of "Rubberized horse hair", which is very hard to get a hold of, or lichen plopped onto a twig, or Steel wool stuck on a twig and covered in glue, flocking and hair spray, and they all produce OK or even great looking trees, but they are either really expensive, time consuming and/or fragile. My trees were inspired by an article for making hedges with scouring pads and thought why not make a tree similar way.
- Cut the Scouring pads into small circular and or oblong bits about 1-2” long (use the scissors, the scouring pads will dull them quickly, so don’t use a pair you or some else cares about) keep the smaller bits they will also be useful. If you cant find black scouring pads you will have to paint them to make them black, I recommend spray paint.
- Cover the washer in masking tape.
- Cut floral wire in to 4” & 5” Pieces (with the wire cutters).
|Bend half of the wires out where the tape ends on the longer end, then bend the remaining wire about an inch above that bend|
|Bend the long straight branches into U or 7 shapes.|
|Affix tree armature to the masking tape covered washer with hot Glue|
|Place 1/72nd scale figures around and Voila!|