For those miniaturists that have never made one, it is quite easy. I start with a bottle brush tree available at craft stores. I usually trim it a bit to get the shape that I like before I start adding the pine.
Starting at the base of the tree - I use clumps of the ground pine but I measure each clump as I add it so that I get an even round at the base of the tree.
Then, I add another few full rounds a little further up the tree. This establishes the shape of the tree.
Then, it is a matter of filling in the rest of the tree and you are ready to light and decorate the tree.
I found some wonderful candle lights for a tree that I am working on at the moment and you can see them in a photo below. Just wrap up the battery pack and set it underneath your tree to resemble a large present.
I highly suggest that anyone that makes a tree stores it away in a box when not in a dollhouse. I have found that the ground pine discolours if it is exposed to light for long periods of time.
|Finished Red, Gold and Silver Miniature Tree|
|Bottle Brush Tree|
|Measuring the Ground Pine|
|Establish your width at the base|
|Create the shape of your tree|
|Ready to Decorate|
|Silk Organza Ribbon|