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Today I’m going to let KT Scherer tell you about these fantastic paper mache trees she made for her wedding. She did an outstanding job, and I can see why her guests were so impressed. Here’s what she told me in her email:
I emailed you about a year and a half ago. I asked you for some advice on how to make the texture bark appearance on a tree. You had told me to use paper towel. They worked and were amazing!
I made 20 paper mache trees for my wedding centerpieces. Everyone loved them. I want to thank you for your help. I have attached some pics with this email. These trees took me 11months to finish. I have a full time job too so it took me a long time. It took up my whole upstairs living room for a long time. At the wedding, I told people they were able to bring them home. I kept 2 of my favs. People fought over them. It was awesome.
Thanks you so much for having a blog up for people like me 🙂 I learned how to do the trees through your site.
I hope you continue to update your blog with your amazing artwork.
Thanks a million times!
When she says she learned how to make the trees here on my blog, what she really means is that the recipe for paper mache paste is here, and there are a number of tutorials showing how to apply paper mache to a basic form — but she didn’t find a “tree tutorial” on this site. She used the basic information she found here and built her trees using her own designs and creativity, which I think is fantastic. I’m glad I was able to help in my small way, but the real kudos go to her. Beautiful!
Here are a few more photos showing how the centerpieces looked on all the tables, and a closeup of the bark texture: