For the trunk, I used a wooden column and I built the base from plywood, adding
casters to make it easy to move around.
I applied a mosaic on the base using red penny tiles.
which are basically big, thick, textured sheets of paper.
For the leaf stems, I started with long wired, stemmed foliage from a craft store, ripped off the flowers/leaves that were on them and used that stem for the palm leaves.
I cut a leaf shape from the paper filters and glued two leaves together with a stem in between.
I left plenty of stem exposed at the end so I could stick them into the tree.
palm tree berries (they have berries right?) from a Christmas ornament
spray and painted them red to give a little pop of color.
I painted the column and added some swirls and attached the leaves
by drilling holes at the top of the column to attach the stems.
to finish it off.
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