Hey guys, gals, and everyone else!
Obviously I’ve been crafting a lot lately-it’s good for the soul I say! Another thing that’s good for the soul? All things Dr. Seuss! I love this world and the colorfulness of it! I found a tutorial on how to make the infamous trees from The Lorax and just had to try my hand at it! I did a couple steps a little differently, but I love it!
So a slight sidetrack… I finally got a desk in our apartment! So that’s kind of what spurred this late night craft. I’m so excited to put this little potted tree on my desk when I set it up in the morning! I’ve loved Dr. Seuss and all his creations for forever. My aunt absolutely loves the dog from The Grinch so maybe it’s a bit genetic.
LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!
First things first. This tutorial right here is where I got the idea. I followed her basic steps, though I substituted a couple as well as changing some of the supplies. Gotta give credit where it’s due!
Step one: Gather your supplies! One black cat, two small boas, a package of ‘party crinkle paper’, a foam ball of any size, a package of halloween themed pencils from Target’s dollar spot, a hot glue gun with glue, paint of whatever color, a pot, AND a partridge in a pear tree!
Most of these things were really cheap! I do believe the boas( I got two for a total of 12 feet) were $4.99. I did get a small size, but you could go for a larger size and different colors! The pot was 79 cents at home depot! The pack of pencils were a dollar and the hot glue was as well. The styrofoam ball came in at $2.49 at Michaels, and the crinkle paper was 3.99 (you get a lot though!).
Next: Take your pencil and sharpen that baby up! You can also use a straw and decorate it with tape like in the other tutorial. This was just already done for me, and let’s face it- I got kind of excited for the next steps.
Next: Hot glue that baby in place!
Next: Take your hot glue gun and start gluing down the boa. There is a central string you want to aim for. Be careful not to burn your fingers! I used to short boas, but I bet with a thicker one you wouldn’t need as much to make it fluffy.
Next: I knew I wanted my tree to be a little taller, but I didn’t purchase any foam to boost it. So I hunted around and found some small blocks. I hot glued these to the trunk of my tree and then to the bottom of my pot.
Then take your crinkle paper and PACK IT IN THERE! I hot glued mine down occasionally, but that’s up to you.
And don’t forget!
If you liked this DIY check out some of my other ones! All kid friendly! 🙂
Stay Sunny ❤