for these guys, I bought styrofoam cones from the craft store (used my app for some pretty awesome coupons!!), and also purchased some sheet moss.
now let me tell you how much I love this stuff!!
I love it!!!
it is so much fun to work with. while it is a bit messy, it is not nearly as messy as loose moss. not nearly I tell you!! I have used it a few times. Making my own moss balls, and let’s not forget my moss covered “P”.
I covered the cones with the moss, gluing with my hot glue gun, trimming as I went.
after they were all covered with the moss, I used some other items from my stash to liven them up a bit. I used some small, “i-top” brads (LOVE my i-top!!), papers from the “winter wonderland” paper collection by heidi swapp + jessica sprague, small silver ric-rac, some decorative upholstery nails..
and some enamel paint.
one little tree, I left the upholstery nails silver, but on my taller tree next to the canvas, and the smaller one on my computer desk, I painted the upholstery nails with the enamel paint. I simply painted it on, and let them dry. I didn’t bake them or anything, although that is what this paint is meant for.
and these are the little “ornaments” that were made with the “i-top”.
the best way to describe this tool is that it is like a button cover kit you would use for sewing. same concept, you just get a brad back instead of a looped button back.
pretty easy to use, and I have used it on so many things!!
the last little tree with the small ric-rac, I used straight pins to attach the ric-rac securely to the tree.
I just gotta say, it’s a little merry around here!