Container tree, part 2

by brae  

Completed the container tree. I built up the interior of the container with glued-in layers of foam, first thick layers of builders foam (shown below) and then thinner layers of white foam sheet to get to the right height.

I filled the spaces around the foam with ballast glued in with Woodland Scenics scenic cement. My local go-to store is HobbyTownUSA.

I topped the ballast with loose underbrush foliage, again glued with scenic cement.

The flowers were made from pre-cut impatiens flowers purchased from a local show, loose yellow foliage and calyxes punched from origami paper.

I made leaves from a dusty miller punch and origami paper.

I attached the leaves and flowers to thin floral wire then planted these around the base of the tree to fill the container before the scenic cement had time to cure.

It's just enough to finish the look of a container tree.

I added a pair of cardinals by Mini Gems, too. :D


Comment from: Kamelia [Visitor]
I love all the deatails. And the birds. :)
12/24/20 @ 01:31
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>
01/20/21 @ 11:44

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