Here’s what their version looked like:
Here’s what our first attempt looked like:
More like plates full of crystals than trees full of crystals, ey?
Moral of the story: Don’t use poster board.
We decided to try again. We gathered every thing we could think of.
Hint: Those subscription cards that come in magazines don’t work.
The verdict? (From L-R)
Upholstery foam, a 12 pack of soda box with the shiny graphic layer peeled off, and a toilet paper roll were the best.
It also took quite a bit longer than the article suggested. Maybe do this right before bed and then have a surprise in the morning.
Tree template, courtesy of my mother, here.