Our maker, Meagan is back at it again with this crepe paper fiddle leaf fig tree. We walked in to find this masterpiece of a project that solicited tons of ooos, ahhs and wows around our office. We’ll share the special technique Meagan uses to make this project crazy realistic. So gather your tools and materials, follow along with our tutorial and you’ll be fit as a fiddle to make this impressive tree.
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- Double Sided Crepe Paper – Lia Griffith “Ferns + Moss”
- Art Marker – Copic Sketch “Celadon Green (YG25)”
- Green Paper Covered Floral Wire – 18 Gauge
- Floral Tape – Lia Griffith “Bark”
- Acrylic Paint – Blick Acrylic Matte “Green Blue Light”
- Mod Podge
- Tacky Glue
- Dried Branch from your backyard
- Gather the tools and materials.
- Paint 8” x 10” pieces of crepe paper with mod podge on both sides.
- Allow the mod podge to dry then cut the crepe paper according to template notes.
- Use tacky glue to attach a wire to the back of the leaf, then glue a strip of crepe paper over the wire to secure it in place.
- Paint the leaf veins according to the template notes, allow the paint to dry then color over them with the green marker.
- Wrap the wire stem with floral tape .
- Wrap the branch completely with floral tape.
- Attach the leaves to the branch using floral tape, secure the smallest leaves to the end of the branches limbs and the larger leaves toward the bottom.
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