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My tree when done.. I added decoration for Halloween. I added a mummy in the tree and some fall leafs..

I added a mummy in the tree and some fall leafs.

There are lots of tuts out there, but I just made my own tree, freehand.  It was really quick, just made a 7 ft. column of chicken wire (1 in.)  and wrapped chicken wire into the shape of branches, and attached it to the column with small wire.  Then, I covered it in phonebook pages, dipped in this recipe: Ultamate paper mache'.  Here's where I am right now:

For this tree ~ 7 ft. column of chicken wire in.) and wrapped chicken wire into the shape of branches, and attach it to the column with small wire. Then, cover it in phonebook pages, dipped in Ultamate paper mache'.

So, the branches are all put together. Now you need to put paper mache on them.. on the whole tree has three coats of paper mache. this is how it should look like.. like i said before use your imagination and design the tree the way you want.

So, the branches are all put together. Now you need to put paper mache on them. on the whole tree has three coats of paper mache. like i said before use your imagination and design the tree the way you want.

The makings of a large, living, paper mache tree | The makin… | Flickr

The makings of a large, living, paper mache tree | The makin… | Flickr

After you put paper mache all over body of tree its time to start with the branches.. its your choice what you use.. I took spray foam and sprayed it all over the top. When its dry you can make holes in it for the wooden dowels. I used a hot glue gun to attach the dowels into the holes. after they were dry I started to add the little branches.. you can make them in any direction you want..

After you put paper mache all over body of tree its time to start with the branches.. its your choice what you use.. I took spray foam and sprayed it all over the top. When its dry you can make holes in it for the wooden dowels. I used a hot glue gun to attach the dowels into the holes. after they were dry I started to add the little branches.. you can make them in any direction you want..

throne made of paper mache.. it was made from an old chair..

throne made of paper mache.

paper mache cat

paper mache cat

Giant paper mache mushroom for alice in wonderland | http://doityourselfcollections.blogspot.com

Paper Mache mixed with Chicken Wire. Think of all the other shapes you could make! :x - Home Decorating Magazines

Rabbit made from two size balloons and paper mache..

Rabbit made from two size balloons and paper mache.

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