i spent some time this weekend decorating for the holidays. it’s one of my favorite things to do, especially when i have the time to actually MAKE some of them. one project i thought of this year was to make a group of trees using seedpods of the sweet gum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) that i collected a while back in georgia. the photos don’t do them justice, but i like how the trees turned out. i just can’t feel my thumb and forefinger anymore.
i wanted to make five trees (because you know, it’s better to plant in odd-numbered groupings than in even…) but i ran out of seedpods for the largest styrofoam cone form. oh well, guess i’ll just have to go gathering again, this time closer to home.
meanwhile, mr grwhryrpltd was working on a tree of his own for the front yard… it’s not done yet, but i can’t wait to show it to you. okay, you twisted my arm, here’s a teaser photo: