Here's a cute craft I like to make, a Tobacco Stick Tree.
I've made various styles through the years,
(click here to see,)
but I really like this one because I found a way to incorporate some cute chicken wire and stars.
I started out with some old tobacco sticks I have laying around. I keep them in a trash can, out of the weather so they won't rot.
Used a nail gun and secured the top three together.
And then formed the bottom shape by cutting some pieces of the tobacco sticks to fit a bottom.
Got the basic shape
then I started to decorate it with some pieces of chicken wire .
I bought a roll of it at the store called Rural King. Southern States stores and Tractor Supply stores also has this type of wire. You don't need much.
Then I started to tie some strips of it to the inside with thin craft wire.
Just keep tieing it in place until you get a good filling to the inside. Then tie on some rusty craft stars if you have some.
I was going to add those orange, silicone dipped light strand that you see there, but I didn't think they looked right in the end. It looked better without lights.
And here it is all finished up.
What do you think? Cute enough to sit out on ya' porch for Fall decorating?
See ya'll next time,
Here's a pic of my all time favorite, full length tobacco stick tree I think I ever made.