- Cylinder base - I used glass
- Manzanita branches (go to Save-on-Crafts.com for the best prices and highest quality, if you don't have the trees in your area)
- Rocks from the neighborhood (DIY - translates to get as much as you can as cheaply as possible)
- Spray-Foam Insulation (whichever is the least expensive)
- Satin ribbon
- Double sided tape (a truly miraculous invention)
- Sheet Moss
- Beaded Curtain
- Silk Flowers (again Save-on-Crafts.com has incredible quality)
- Hot glue gun many little glue sticks
- A knife for when you realize you put too much insulation in the base and you need to slice some off the top
- Time and patience!!!
- Measure and cut ribbon into strips to fit around cylinder (hem one end so has nice neat edge). Attach to cylinder using double-sided tape.
|Use rocks in the base, not all foam like I did|
3. Fill cylinder halfway with rocks. Position a branch in the center, adding rocks around base of branch to anchor it.
|I used gravel to smooth out the top, but it was messy during transport|
5. Prop up so stays in place overnight (I used miscellaneous chair legs, bookshelves, cardboard boxes, etc.to prevent tumbling over and drying kinda wonky)
6. Cut a slit into moss circle, then slide around branch base. Close up sides of slits using pins (I used hair pins).
|Moss brings a bright pop of color|
|Orchids are my favorite flower|
9. Drape long strands of beads over branch.
Listening to: "I Feel It All" by Feist