- Tips for choosing beads
- Master class on weaving Christmas tree
- Video: Shaving a winter tree of beads
As soon as the first snowflakes fly over the city,And in the houses there is a smell of tangerines, I want to put a Christmas tree and start celebrating. But, unfortunately, the Christmas tree can not stand in the apartment all winter. And what if I want to fill every corner of my house with a wonderful mood? There is an exit and it is quite simple. You can weave a Christmas tree from beads. It is also called the tree of happiness. Such an article will decorate the family hearth, and you will be able to show it to your guests. The bead itself looks elegant and harmoniously fit into the Christmas atmosphere. The needlewomen, who are already familiar with beadwork, know how exciting and fascinating this process is. And here is a very large field for experiments. You can give vent to your imagination and get a masterpiece in the end. Those who are still unfamiliar with this direction of handmade can see the photos of the finished works. Of course, they do not convey the beauty of the products. Today we will tell and show how you can make a tree with your own hands, which will fill the atmosphere with a festive Christmas mood.
Tips for choosing beads
Before demonstrating the master classLet's say a few words about the choice of material. Beads, from which the Christmas tree will be made, is the basis of the craft. In stores you can find a wide variety of materials, both in appearance and pricing. It is difficult to evaluate the quality of the goods from the photo. It is not worth saving. As a result, it is from this material that the appearance of the work will depend. Cheap goods have a number of drawbacks:
- Dim color;
- The presence of defects (chips, cracks);
- Poor-quality painting.
Before buying, carefully study the contentsPackaging. If the beads have different shapes, then such a pack should immediately be put aside. Pick up a couple of beads and lightly rub them with your hands. If the skin remains a trace of paint, then it means that you have poor-quality material. Best of all, both in the photo and live, the beads made of glass look.
As for the rest of the material, there are some nuances here, however, not so significant. We will tell about them in the course of the lesson.
Master class on weaving Christmas tree
- Beads of blue or white color - about 200 grams (it is better to give preference to Czech beads);
- Beaded wire - 100 meters;
- Silk threads of blue color (you can, if desired, use them for the winding of the trunk);
- Wooden stick;
- Gypsum - 200 grams;
- PVA glue;
- Form for the cultivation of gypsum.
Like any other, the Christmas tree consists ofFrom branches and trunk. Before you start working, you can see the photos of the finished Christmas works, which will help you navigate with what shape and color the Christmas creation will have.
Weave branches Christmas tree will beConsist of twigs, on which there are 5 or 7 petals. The number of them depends on the desired splendor of the product. Our New Year tree consists of 81 and 39 branches of 5 and 7 leaves, respectively.
Let's start creating a Christmas miracle with our own hands:
Christmas tree can be decorated with flowers. Since our craft is quite magnificent in itself, the colors corresponding to the Christmas theme should not be much and their color should differ from the main color of the product. In our case, the white color is perfect. The flowers of a Christmas tree or a tree of happiness will look beautiful on this tree. And to inspire the creation of Christmas colors can ready-made master. On our site there are many similar photos.
Form the trunk When all the branches and flowers, of which the Christmas tree will be composed, will be ready to begin to create the trunk of our tree of happiness.
In principle, according to a similar scheme, we can also weave an autumn tree of beads. Just need to work in a different color scheme.
It remains to decorate the Christmas tree,Made by themselves and "planted" it. The trunk of the Christmas tree can be left as it is, if you like the combination of wire and bead color. If not, then the thread will come gently blue. They can be a little lighter than beads, but by no means darker! Silk threads will look best. They will add sophistication and brilliance to the work. We take a string in several additions and gently wrap the entire trunk, except for the tops of Christmas twigs with leaves.
In order to "plant" a Christmas tree you need to prepare:
- Form for the cultivation of gypsum;
Choose a pot for a tree of happiness you need toBecome the work itself. The color palette should not be too different from the color of the beads, however, and the tone should not match with it, too. But, unlike the thread, the pot is better to take a more saturated shade. Shiny options will do. However, one should not dwell on a too bright and colorful version. Otherwise, all attention to yourself will be taken away by the pot, not a Christmas tree created by yourself.
In a pre-prepared form, we cultivate gypsum withWater. The shape should be flat and wide. This is easy if you use a wooden stick. The consistency of the solution should resemble liquid sour cream. Pour the solution into the pot and put the Christmas tree until the solution is frozen. Our New Year's miracle must be held in this position until the gypsum is frozen. Now you can not worry that the Christmas tree falls out of the pot.
This is a master class on the creation of ChristmasThe tree can be finished. But such a Christmas tree will look unfinished. The final touch is the foundation of the Christmas tree. New Year and Christmas is associated primarily with gifts. Therefore, the Christmas tree can be decorated with "gifts", and then the New Year and Christmas mood in the house is guaranteed. If the Christmas tree itself is decorated with flowers, then they will be superfluous at the base. However, do not abuse these elements of decor. It will be enough to place 3 "gifts", which are contrasted in color not only with the Christmas tree, but also with each other, and 1 flower, the size of which is slightly larger than the analogues located on the Christmas tree. As an option, the New Year tree can be decorated simply with beads. To do this, gypsum base is smeared with PVA glue and covered with beads. It must be ensured that no voids are formed. Winter tree of beads is ready! Such craftsmanship can brag to the most exquisite guests. Yes, and this Christmas tree will always please the eye, and cheer up.
We showed a master class on creatingChristmas tree. If you take a different color beads, then you can get a summer or autumn tree from beads. Decorate any apartment collection of 4 trees belonging to different seasons. The very structure of the tree and branches is absolutely the same, but the colors and decor elements are different. Taking the green beads and decorating the foot with daisies, we get a summer tree. And the spring tree is made of a material of gentle green color. Along with the leaves on the branches, you need to place buds or slightly blossoming white-pink flowers. Such a collection will help to make the atmosphere in the house truly fabulous. Browse through the options for finished works, photos of which can inspire the master. But it should be remembered that they do not convey the beauty of beads. This master class can be taken as the basis for creating any of the 4 trees.
Video: Shaving a winter tree of beads