Evergreen trees have long been considered by ourancestors are magical, because if the usual plants changed during the year, the Christmas trees remained fresh and green in the winter and in the summer, which means they used a special arrangement for different deities. The ancient Greeks considered spruce a tree of eternal life. The very first evidence of decorating a Christmas tree for a holiday refers to the annals of the early 17th century. It describes that it was hung with colorful paper flowers, cookies, sugar in pieces, a variety of tinsel. Over time, this idea spread across Europe. The initiator of the Christmas tree as a decoration for the holiday in Russia was Peter I. The tradition was supported by Catherine II, in the second half of the 19th century there appeared Christmas trees dressed up with various toys, tinsel and garlands. In order to create a festive atmosphere, it is not necessary to go into the forest to cut a tree and take it home or buy it at a Christmas tree market. A beautiful plant in miniature can be made with your own hands - weave from beads. Needles from such a tree do not fall with time, it will remain evergreen and will serve as an excellent element of decor not only on New Year's holidays, but on any day when it will. The following master classes show several options for creating Christmas trees from beads. The first master class on weaving a Christmas tree with golden knobs. It will take:
- Beads of gold and green color;
- Threads of brown color;
- PVA glue;
- A mold for fixing a Christmas tree.
First step. Weaving of stems and mackus. On the wire, 9 golden beads are strung, several turns of the eyelet made of beads are made. It is necessary to make 3 loops of 9 pieces. each. After forming three loops, make a small petiole by twisting two wires. It is necessary to make 60 pcs. such blanks for fir cones. And it will be necessary to have a lot of blanks from three loops of green beads. Macaucus. It is necessary to weave one loop of 15 pieces. Golden beads and surround it with three more such loops. Then attach 8 pcs. blanks of three loops of green beads. It turns 4 tiers of green. It is necessary to attach 3 more green blanks. The mackus is ready, it is necessary to fasten 4 more pieces of wire twisted together, they will serve as the trunk and roots of our Christmas tree. Second phase. Making twigs for our Christmas tree. All twigs begin in blanks with golden beads. Take a piece of golden color from three loopsand fasten 4 green blanks to 2 in a row. Wrap thread. Make five such branches and attach them to the top of the tree for 3 pcs. in a row. The next two rows make up of six branches with six three-furnace billets in each. The next two tiers twist each of the 4 branches, 8 green billets each. Two more tiers of 4 twigs of 10 green blanks each. The next tier weave out six branches with 12 green blanks each. Twist 10 branches into eight green blankseach. Clamp 2 of these twigs. Twist them together, starting below six legs to twist a thread into one thick twig. Make 5 such double twigs. Screw the resulting 5 branches to the stem. To create the last tier you need five triplea branch. To do this, you need to make 15 double twigs as in the previous step. Having fastened them in pairs, reattach the green jigs to the junction point. Attach the third branch, pritotat 4 more green blanks and attach all the branches to the stem. All twigs and trunk at the time of fastening on ittwig tightly wrap a string of brown and very tightly tighten. The stage of fixing the Christmas tree on the stand. Collapse the lower part of the wire rod of the Christmas tree in the ring, insert the Christmas tree into the container chosen in advance, pour in the gypsum, fix the tree for stability and leave it to dry completely. After that, cover the surface of the podstavochki glue and decorate with beads. After drying, the Christmas tree is ready. Next master class for weaving herringbone from beads. It will take:
- About 300 g of green beads (felling or bugles);
- Rod stem for stem;
- Tape tape;
- PVA glue;
- Capacity for delivery;
Weaving the Christmas tree begins with the creation of twigs. It is necessary to take a piece of wire about 45 - 50 cm in length. Weave 10 needles coral from 7 beads each. This method of weaving is simple enough and consists in the following: beads are threaded onto the wire, then one end of the wire is taken and passed into all the beads except the first one from the bend of the wire. For a tree with a height of 30 cm it will be necessary to weave from 260 to 300 ten needle blanks. Prepare twigs for our Christmas tree. To do this, cut the wire into 27 to 30 pieces. Devide into two parts. One fold twice. Wrap all the blanks of the stem base using a floral tape. Spiral wound reels on the blanks of the stem of the twigs. Lower branches grow longer than the upper ones. When all the branches are ready, put them on the rod-stem with a floral tape, observing the order of attachment similar to the present herringbone. Wind the barrel with a thread. In the container-podstavochku need to put herringboneand pour its base with gypsum. Secure its position to leave until the gypsum dries completely. Glue the surface of the gypsum with glue and decorate with the remains of beads, paillettes, if desired. Such wonderful Christmas trees can be used simply for decorating or decorating with balls and tinsel for the New Year's celebration.