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  1. reyhane jafari
    reyhane jafari at |

    hi,
    Do we have papier-mache tree in nature too? I mean the real one with the same name?

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    1. Lani Rochon
      Lani Rochon at |

      Reyhane..
      It doesn’t seem like anyone answered your question so…. No, there are no papier mache trees in nature. You will be using paper products to construct whatever your fancy is, so I guess you will be using trees which have been processed into pulp and then paper…
      Lani

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  2. Rhonda Cain
    Rhonda Cain at |

    Hi Jonni,
    luv-luv-luv your site. 08/12 I started an extensive paper mache project for my daughters sweet sixteenth party, she wanted weeping willow trees as center pieces for her tables. I pondered/wondered then, ah ha!!! paper mache. I had no idea that others used paper mache for such a variety of uses, least of all “trees”. I entered a search engine and to my amazement I was brought to your site, and posted are the tree center pieces from KT Scherer. “WOW” just blew me away!!! I have no pics though! I was so busy with the party that I had no pics taken of them at the time. But my oldest daughter wants one for her apt so I’m working on 2 more as “we speak” I will take periotic photos and if it’s alright with you I will post so you can see! possible give me your opinion and any advise would be super. KT’s trees we’re awesome, she did an incredible job. maybe she will let all of us know how she did the “bark” technique via paper towels???? I would love to know and read that others do too! Thanks Rhonda

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  3. Peter Pan Party Aftermath Post 9 (Or Here’s the Peter Pan Party Decoration Download) « Dogs, Dishes, and Decor

    [...] In retrospect, I think white tissue paper would have been best because I could have achieved a look more like this by pinching the tissue paper in places. Photo Courtesy of Ultimate Paper Mache [...]

  4. Sarah
    Sarah at |

    Hey Jonni me again I just started my first tree which looks nothing like hers but its still looks decent. I used a papertowel roll as the base and wrapped in in aluminum foil and shaped the branches in foil. I put or pebbles in the bottom to make it stand straight. Will the raw form of the paste be my best choice? And how many layers should I need to put on it. I have to make 30+ but my wedding isn’t until Oct 12th 2013 im hoping these turn put well I’m on a tight budget. Please get back to me!!!

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  5. Theresa
    Theresa at |

    I am sorry, I am new to this and I would love to do these for my wedding. What would I use as a base? The paper mache clay?

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  6. Liz Zerai
    Liz Zerai at |

    Wonderfully done!! And what a beautiful setting it made when the whole “forest” was set up. :-)

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  7. kim
    kim at |

    I would LOVE to see a tutorial for this? What did you start with for the form? They turned out lovely, and I would have fought over them too!!

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  8. Wedding Belles » Blog Archive » Take a leaf out of Kate’s book!…

    [...] 6. Tree-top Table centers! This Bride took DIYing to the absolute limit when she handmade all of her tree table centers from papier mache! It took her nearly a year and took over her entire spare room, but we think all her hard work was certainly worth it! If you feel like following her lead you can read more about her project here at UltimatePaperMache.com! [...]

  9. Rose
    Rose at |

    Hi my name is rose and i am working on a paper-mache project. I am doing the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs for a group of second graders at a school. I work very hard on the wolf and I think he looks great. I wonder if you have any pictures of pigs done with paper-mache that I can get some ideas. These are going to be full head mask.
    Thanks rose

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  10. charisse
    charisse at |

    I loved the trees so much I created several of my own, but now I am stuck with white trees? Can you give me suggestions on painting my trees? Thank you for the great trees!

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    1. Sarah
      Sarah at |

      What was your base and how do you even get started on them please get back to me

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  11. stephanie
    stephanie at |

    These are so freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want to make a tree now! :)

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  12. Ben
    Ben at |

    Amazing work! I love how they look so real.

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  13. Ariene
    Ariene at |

    Wow, wow, wow!!!!!! Just beautiful!!!

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  14. addie khalar
    addie khalar at |

    that is fantastic.

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  15. Laura Ballard
    Laura Ballard at |

    They are beautiful. What was the symbolism of the tree. They must have had a very special meaning to the bride. A lot of very detailed and impressive work! Kudos!

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  16. Dee Lawson
    Dee Lawson at |

    AMAZING!! I love the idea and you did a great job!
    Congratulations on your Wedding too.

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  17. Mandi
    Mandi at |

    Absolutely incredible! Just gorgeous!!

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