If you truly enjoy those vacations in tropical sunny beaches by yourself or with your family, then it is likely that you would want a little taste of paradise in your home as well. This can be quite difficult depending on where you live—as if you wish to grow your very own palm tree for example, you will not be able to properly grow it indoors (or even outdoors) if it is not the right climate. Why go through all of that trouble if you can have a neat arts and crafts project (you can even have your children tag along), to make a fake palm tree instead? It may not be the real thing, but you can make it look as close to the real thing as possible, and have a lot of fun while doing so. And as a bonus, you do not have to take care of it, as it does not require the special attention a real palm tree would (it doesn’t cost quite as much either!). All you will need are some tools and materials, and the eagerness to get creative, and you can begin! This article will also provide you with the proper steps to follow to ensure that you make a fake palm tree you can be proud enough to decorate your house with—so if you are interested, then continue reading to the steps below:
- Gather the necessary materials and tools. Fortunately, you do not have to go anywhere else other than the arts and crafts store (and perhaps the hardware store) to get the materials you need. You will need a yucca branch, banana tree leaves (fake of course, it can be silk or paper), a power drill, a hot glue gun (with a glue stick), some floral foam, a planter, a knife and some Spanish moss. Once you have all of the necessary materials, you can continue on to the next steps.
- Secure the branch onto the planter using the flower foam. First, you need to make sure that the flower foam fits into the planter (your knife will come in handy with that). Afterwards, glue the flower foam to the planter and stick it in tightly. Once you are finished, you can then glue the bottom of the yucca branch and stick it into the foam for a secure fit.
- Set up the palm tree leaves and the Spanish moss. This can be done by using your drill to make a couple of holes on the top of the yucca branch. You will be using these holes to insert the fake banana leaves, with a bit of help from your glue gun to ensure that it stays there. Finally, carefully glue the moss to the flower foam to complete the look. Remember to cover the foam completely with the moss, or this will ruin the little illusion.
On a closing note, if you want to have your children help you, remind
them first of the dangers of the hot glue gun so long as you trust them
enough to use it (do not let them use the drill). This is a great
project to do with your children, as it is a form of bonding with your