|Oh Christmas Tree by Lucy Reese|
This decorative Christmas tree was inspired by this pin with several options for creating clay trees. I added a Christmas star and some dimensional snow accents. A few of these snow-touched trees would also be great wintery decorations to display throughout the winter after the holidays have past.
Makin's Clay® - Green or White
Makin's® Clay Cutters - Star and Teardrop
Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®
Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive™
Art Alchemy Paint- Green Olive
Metallic leafing DecoArt® Snow-Tex™
Step One: Use the Ultimate Clay Machine® and begin on setting #1. Roll the clay, then roll on setting #2, and again on setting #3. Lay down adhesive all over your styrofoam cone; cut some long rectangles of clay and adhere to cone. Seams and imperfections are fine at this point as it will all be covered.
Step Two: Again roll clay through your clay machine to setting #2 (depending on how thick you want your leaves this can vary). Now, take your teardrop cutter and create your leaves. Smooth/gently press the rounded edge of each "leave" into the clay base. Remember to start the placement from the bottom up.
Step Three: Once you have all your leaves adhered take a tool and roll up the end of your leaves for added dimension.
Step Four: Time to build your star! Roll out your clay on the 3rd thickest setting and cut out 2 stars. Lay down adhesive on one of the stars and sandwich in a toothpick. Let the tree and star dry completely.
Step Five: Since I used white clay, I painted my tree with the Art Alchemy Paint. And for my star, I decided on metal leafing. For my last step, I used the DecoArt Snow-Tex sporadically on the leaves of the tree.