|A row of old tobacco sticks after I had washed them. I try to pick close sizes when working with them.|
Since making this very first tobacco stick grapevine tree, like this, I've made many more with a few different options now. I prefer the skinnier ones like this:
And here it is when I was just toying with some grapevine on it:
And I started to like it. So I added a few more strands to fill it in. And it started to look like this:
Then I had to add even more grapevine to hid the legs, which I was planning on leaving showing, but it looked weird. And I also started to tie in some sprigs of pip berry garland to add more interest, like this:
The grapevine garland comes in rolls and looks like this when unrolled:
I didn't want to overload it with the grapevine garland so much that it would hide the tobacco sticks. I think they look kinda cute showing through. Here it is all done with everything except the lights.
And my latest one is now a tabletop version for those spots where we just don't have enough room for the full size. Here is the beginning of my very first ever, tabletop tobacco stick tree without any decorations so you can see the basic frame:
I'm still working on this one, :-)
here's an update pic now:
But here's a few below that I have recently finished and sold:
This one with yellow pip berries was a trial and error. I took sprigs of pip berries and put them on one by one instead of stringing the strands of garland.
I didn't want to hide all the tobacco sticks.
And here's another shorter, tabletop kind with grapevine, star lights and pip berries:
Small, skinny and plain. Love this one.
I made these to sell in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555,
Here's some other things I've been making too, if you are interested.
Happy Crafting Ya'll!