Make Mini Trees for a Craft Display

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Make Mini Trees for a Craft Display
Bunch a handful of Q-tips® cotton swabs together and secure with glue to create trees for miniature set design projects. Keep all white for a snowy holiday look, or paint green paint on one end of the cotton swabs bunch and brown on the sides.

materials

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun/glue
  • Glitter
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 100+ Q-tips® cotton swabs and/or Q-tips® Precision Tips (depending on number of trees desired)
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directions

  1. Gather together Q-tips cotton swabs and separate into groups of 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 swabs.
  2. Cut group of 4 cotton swabs at the base of the cotton tip. Set aside.
  3. Cut group of 6 cotton swabs slightly lower than the base of the cotton tip. Set aside.
  4. Cut group of 8 cotton swabs slightly lower than the previous group. Continue until you have 6 groups of swabs, each group slightly longer than the next.
  5. Glue the 14 cotton swab tips to the bottom of a full-length Q-tip cotton swab, in a circle around the base of the swab.
  6. Glue the 12 swabs closely in a circle above the ring of 14 cotton swabs.
  7. Continue until you have reached the top of the full-length swab, ending with the ring of 4 cotton swab tips as the top of the tree.
  8. Spray with glitter or paint tree as desired. Make trees for spring, summer, fall,and winter by using different colors for the leaves.
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