How to make an artificial bonsai tree with your own hands
Each owner seeks to decorate the interior of his home with unique and unusual elements. One such item is artificial bonsai trees.
Such living plants are very expensive, in addition, they require constant and very specific care. In this regard, many designers prefer to decorate the premises with artificial plants. Any craftsman can make such a craft at home.
To do this, you will need a metal wire with a diameter of at least 1 mm and a length of about 2 m, glue, a flower pot, sand and paint for drawing. First, a tree trunk is made of wire. Measuring 15-20 cm from the edge of the wire, it is folded with a snake for the entire length.
Clutching a snake between two pliers, its middle is twisted into a tight tourniquet. The edges of the tourniquet should be free in order to begin to form from them the branches of the future tree. By twisting together several veins of wire, 3-4 thick branches are made, and thin branches are made of the remaining veins.
Having bitten off the upper edges from the resulting branches, individual veins are bred in different directions, getting even thinner branches. Thus, it is possible to form the crown of any tree, from pine to maple. The roots of the tree are made according to the same principle, only much shorter than the branches.
The frame of the tree needs to be dressed in bark and leaves. To make the bark, you need tobacco and PVA glue. Grind tobacco before use. Coat the wire well with glue and sprinkle it with tobacco. After the first layer has dried, the procedure is repeated until the trunk surface becomes similar to the bark of a real tree.
The foliage of the tree is made from finely chopped foam sponge. In order for the pieces to have an irregular shape, it is better to tear the foam rubber with your hands. It is desirable that the color of the foam matches the color of the leaves. If it was not possible to select a sponge of the desired color, the foam rubber will have to be painted. For this, its pieces are poured into a small container and mixed with thick paint such as gouache or watercolor. After painting, the sponge is allowed to dry completely.
Sand or any other soil is poured into the flower pot, forming a low mound in its center. So that it does not lose its shape, the soil is evenly covered with a layer of liquid diluted PVA glue, and it is covered with dry sand on top.
Next, the ends of the branches are coated with glue and sprinkled with a green sponge. After, cover the roots with glue and place the finished tree on the ground, leaving the glue to dry completely.