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. like i said before use your imagination and design the tree the way you want.
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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..