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1 Arrange and stack the various moulds or containers on top of each other, until you’re happy with the composition.
2 Small Metal Tree We made our tree by hammering a nail through the top metal mould – sharp point facing upwards, so the star can be attached to it – with the head of the nail glued inside the bottom of the mould. Use epoxy glue and follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Leave to dry completely before securing the middle and bottom moulds with more epoxy glue.
3 Larger Metal Tree Use epoxy glue to secure moulds to each other to form the tree. We cut a wooden skewer in half and sprayed it with silver spray paint, then used epoxy glue to attach it to the top round mould. We then attached the nib to the top of the round mould. TIP Use Prestik to hold the skewer in place until the glue has dried.
4 Foil Tree We simply inserted a skewer through the foil moulds and used a polystyrene block at the base to hold it in place.
5 Cut out a foil star for each tree. Tip the tree onto its side and let the end of the nail or skewer rest on another skewer or a book. Slide the foil star underneath the nail or skewer and apply epoxy glue to secure. Leave to dry in that position before tipping upright.
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