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Hi Ruffin,

You say you are not very good at making things but it's only a question of practice really. There are some very good and realistic trees around but, at anything up to £12 each, I decided I could afford a lot of mistakes before getting it right. I am making trees by several methods and, with practice, am achieveing some good results at a cost of just a few pence each. I first tried using twisted bare copper wire (0.67mm²), dipped in epoxy, painted and foliaged which has produced some pretty realistic trees. Some of the quicker methods use twigs, dried grape stalks, dried hydrangea flowers and dried sea fern.

If, you really can't get to grips with this have a look at


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