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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Diabolical Bonsais!

The other night, we threw in Sleepy Hollow and watched Johnny Depp battle
 the scariest tree EVER.
Remember that tree?
Twisted, gnarled, and, quite frankly, full of severed heads.
 It's not exactly my Norfolk Pine.
You know what else is scary?
 Paper Lunch Sacks.
 Okay, maybe you aren't scared yet, but give me a minute.
Gather those, some scissors, small rocks, and a vase, and we'll create our own
miniature terrifying Forest of the Darned!
Some of you have kids.
This is crazy easy.
Take a bag and cut it down the middle.
 Now snip off the rectangular bottom.
Save that to start a fire when the temps dip.
Take a second and get some mulled cider.

 Spread the unfolded bag flat.
Remove the Feline Overlord who has appeared silently on your project.
Suffer through the resulting glower.
Set the small vase in the center of the paper rectangle.
 Start twisting the paper from the bottom.
 Scrunch the paper up around it
 Straighten the edges and make 4 or 5 scissor cuts to just below the lip of the vase.
 Start twisting each cut section tightly to within 2 inches of the end.

 Cut the ends into a few sections.
 Twist those too, really tightly, right to the end to form a point.
 Now lather, rinse, repeat.
Things should start to look like this.
Oddly, that means you're doing it right.
 Once you're done doing the twist, remove the vase.
 Nab a handful of small rocks.
 Pour them into the cavity of the bag.
Twist the trunk shut, tweak the branches, and you have one scary little tree!
Haunt that village!
 Landscape that teensy graveyard!
Frighten those mini trick-or-treaters!
Heck, fill the bag bottoms with candy and GIVE them to the trick-or-treaters!
 Whatever you decide to do....
You'll have a forest of these in no time for about $0.02 apiece.
Two cents.
If your budget is tight, this will still fit.


Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Those are some creepy looking trees! Way too simple and fun! I'm pinning this one!

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

Is there a teeny Christopher Walken head in one of these? Be honest. Is there?

Life in Rehab said...



Musings from Kim K. said...

I love it. Another brilliant idea.