by bethelb 10 Jan 2013

With them cut out ,a little fray check and a few well placed snips of the sections , they dont look so bad ????

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by bethelb 10 Jan 2013

Just got home from work. Could not wait to see your comments . Everyone is so helpful ! Thank you to you all ! I may try a few ideas to see which works best .

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by pennifold 10 Jan 2013

Do you get those wooden style pegs? I would use one of these and spread it slightly and make a solid base for it to sit in. Maybe use bread clay or plasticine etc. and build up around the stem of it to make it look like the real trunk of the palm tree. Love and blessings Chris

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by bumblebee 10 Jan 2013

Well, I live next door to palm trees. The trunks have rings on them as the
plant grows up and the lower fronds fall off. That would help make the trunks more realistic. Also, a bit tapered with the bottom a bit wider would
look good but they can be uniform in size too.
I would check the craft department and look at the wooden dowels etc
Depending on how far you want to go with this-you could cover dowel with clay and make a preety realistic trunk. I'm sure many other creative
ideas from wrapping with yarn etc.
and mold th

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by ramona 10 Jan 2013

Wow! Pretty neat

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by noah 10 Jan 2013

excellent:):)

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by mops Moderator 10 Jan 2013

Looking great!
As for the truk, twist the wires and wrap som brown felt around them?

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mops by mops 10 Jan 2013

Oops, truk should be trunk.

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by highlandermom 10 Jan 2013

Super looking I love them.

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by capoodle 10 Jan 2013

Excellently finished.

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by bejoscha 10 Jan 2013

The leaves are nice, well done!

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by 02kar Moderator 10 Jan 2013

Wow! They look great in 3D.

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by pldc 10 Jan 2013

wow they look terrific, good job!

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by oaro 10 Jan 2013

they look great

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by michemb 10 Jan 2013

Don't know about the trunk but I do love the leaves
see what the others will come up with

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by bethelb 10 Jan 2013

Ok , any good ideas about a nice trunk ?

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2013

skewer stick?

highlandermom by highlandermom 10 Jan 2013

I would get limb out about on my place and get out cordless drill, put small bit in sized for my wire ends place my palm as desired using glue gun to fill in hole to hold wires permanet. If trunk needed wrap with crepe roll or paint ???

ktk9 by ktk9 edited 10 Jan 2013

How about finding a twig -preferably curved somewhat as are most palm trees I've seen - and securing the wires to it with dark brown floral tape? The tape stretches to cover stems smoothly and has a rough-looking texture to it. The palm branches you made do look very realistic. Now that I'm thinking about it, I have some silk miniature fern fronds that would give the same effect.

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