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Harvest Fuzzy Stick Apple Tree


Use Fuzzy Sticks to make 3-dimensional sculptures, like this Apple Tree!

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Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Fuzzy Stick  Apple Tree Craft

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Step 2.

Using your hole punch and punch (5) holes around the center of a paper plate.

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Step 3.

Twist (3) dark brown and (2) light brown Fuzzy Sticks together, leaving about 1 1/2 inches untwisted at the bottom. Continue twisting the together, leave about (3) inches untwisted at the top, as shown.

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Step 4.

Place your Fuzzy Sticks over the paper plate. Thread each piece through one of the punched holes and fold the bottom to secure.

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Step 5.

Cut (1) dark brown and (1) light brown Fuzzy Stick in (4) piece each. Twist each cut piece onto the top of the Fuzzy Stick branches to make shorter brand pieces. Add as many branch pieces as desired.

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Step 6.

To make an apple, cut one red Fuzzy Stick in half. Bend and coil the Fuzzy Stick to start forming a 3-dimensional apple shape.  When you get toward the top of the apple, pull the remainder of the fuzzy stick out to make a stem.

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Step 7.

Cut a 1 inch piece of green Fuzzy Stick. Wrap this piece around the stem of the apple. Then wrap this green piece to one of the tree branches to attach the apple to the tree.

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Step 8.

Make a few more apples to add to the tree and make an additional apple that will be added to the base of the tree at the end.

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Step 9.

Cut green tissue paper into 2 inch squares. Use a Foam Brush to add decoupage glue to the plate around the tree.

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Step 10.

Add the tissue paper squares to the paper plate base. Brush additional decoupage glue over the tissue paper to secure.

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Step 11.

Layer additional pieces of tissue paper to cover the base. The decoupage glue is a special type of glue that dries clear and shiny. By using the glue with the tissue paper, it creates some nice texture for the grass around the base of the tree.

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Step 12.

To create the leaves for your apple tree, cut 3 1/2 inch squares of green tissue paper. Fold a square in half to form a triangle. Run some craft glue down the middle of the triangle.

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Step 13.

Wrap your triangle around one of the tree branches, so the the glue touches the branch. Add more glue to secure the tissue paper around the branch.

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Step 14.

Repeat Step 13 to cover more branches of the tree. Add some apples around the base when you’re done. Tip: keep the tissue paper loose when wrapping on the branches. Use scissors to trim the tissue paper and make them look more like leaves.



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