Have you ever wondered what to do with leftover table scatter shapes or confetti? Why not make a cute little Fall Tree?!
Someone gave me their leftover confetti. It was really fun coming up with these ideas.
Autumn Confetti Before
Since there were a lot of leaves, I wanted to use some of them to make a tree. I needed some branches that looked just right. It took me awhile to find them since I do not have a lot of trees or falling branches in my yard.
I decided to use two branches. I used pipe cleaners cut in half to hold them together. I anchored the branches in an autumn themed vase.
I used a bag of dried “16 bean soup” beans to weight down the vase, making it heavy enough not to tip over with the tree branches in it.
Then I wrapped twine around the pipe cleaners to give it that great natural rustic look, and to hide the pipe cleaners.
It did not take very many supplies to make this– I already had everything on hand.
I carefully hot glued the metallic leaves onto the branches. I used a low heat gun. The heat did tend to melt into the foil, so I tried not to press too hard. Since I had oak leaves and maple leaves, I made one branch an oak branch, and the rest were all maple. (But the branches are actually from a walnut tree….)
I used a garden flag that says “Give Thanks to the Lord” for the background for this picture.
Here is a closeup of the miniature flag. (and here is a similar one on Amazon)
The flag is now outside, and the fall tree is in its place indoors. Does this tree look like something you would enjoy making? Where would you display it in your home?