Olive trees are like the new Fiddle Leaf Figs in plant trends, it seems. I actually purchased some olive tree stems a couple years ago from World Market, but I only got two and I was getting tired of trying to make them work with other things when they were born to stand out! It occurred to me the other day that I could just simply DIY them into a faux tree with a few supplies. So here is my DIY faux olive tree!
- Olive Branches (I only used 2)
- Dry Floral styrofoam in a cube (different than the oasis floral foam that can get wet)
- Small planter container
- Brown floral tape
- Hot glue (optional)
This project was actually pretty darn easy. First I used a knife to cut the foam in a circular shape to fit the container, but it was still snug.
Then I took the two branches and staggered them to create a longer stem that wasn’t so symmetrical. I used the brown floral tape to wrap them together, over and over to create the tree. I bent the wire branches down to feather out the tree.
I stabbed the foam with the tree right in the center and drove it down to the bottom. This type of foam is good at staying intact so you don’t even need hot glue.
Finally I finished off my DIY faux olive tree with some moss at the base. I stuffed it in pretty tightly to cover all the foam. That’s it! You’re done.
Look how cute it is! I actually adore the cement container it’s in, it gives it an even more earthy feel to it. This project could be done with other kinds of branches to make any kind of little faux tree. I might have to make two matching ones for my mantel!
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