Monday, February 7, 2011

Coconut Tree

Inner part of the tree trunk done, It will all be covered in paper, ready to paint, Need to add the leaves and the coconuts. The leaves will also be made out of cardboard and i will use coat hanger wire to stiffen them.
Close up of inner inserts.

Coconut Tree and Tilli

Not easy cutting out with a cat that likes to lay down on the cardboard!
The tree is quite tall, it will have 9 cardboard round discs with 8 cut out pieces. The main trunk will consist of 8 pieces also that will slot into the discs. I will then cover the whole thing in paper ready to be painted. Currently it is taped to the edge of the door. When i have cut out all the pieces and assembled it it will be able to stand independently.
This is the base. The bottom of the tree is bulbous.I will also add a cardboard insert on the bottom for stability.