Tuesday, March 27, 2012

{Tips & Hints} Lorax Party Truffula Tree Tutorial


Ever since I posted the Lorax Inspiration Party, I have received  so many sweet email requests for the Truffula Tree Tutorial that I just had to put everything aside and get it up here on the blog so you all can have a few fun Truffula Trees at your upcoming Lorax Parties!

To make one tree you will need the following...


- 1 Package of Tidy Pins
- 5 Feather Boas (these are the cheapy ones)
- 1 8" Styrofoam Disk (I used 8", 10" and 5" disks for the party)
- 1 Stick (I used birch)


1. Create a small spiral out of the boa in the center of your disk


2. Insert one or two of the pins to securely hold it in place


3. Continue wrapping the boa around itself to create an ever widening spiral and secure with pins as you go.


4. Create your spiral to the edge of your disk and secure with a pin.

5. Wrap the outside edge of your disk with boa and secure with pins. 


6. Repeat steps 1-4 until the whole disk is covered and tuck the end of the boa in and secure with a pin.


7. Turn the disk so that the edge is facing you. Clear a space in the feathers so that you can make sure that your insertion point will be centered and insert your stick into the styrofoam.


And there you have it... one completed Truffula Tree!


To give them a finished look, I layered some Super Moss on top of half circles of styrofoam and then arranged the trees in the foam.

The boas, tidy pins, styrofoam and moss can be purchased from Joann Fabrics.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. And I hope that all your Lorax parties are magical!

All the Party Printable items for the this part can be found in my shop in both the original Pink Palette and in the Orange Palette...




20 comments:

  1. Totally like it. It's so perfect for Lorax theme.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing! They look great!

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  3. Gwynn, you did such an amazing job with this party! thanks for sharing the tutorial:)
    Debbie

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  4. I was just about to email you for the tutorial when I found this. Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas!!! I'm totally doing this party for my daughter's upcoming 5th birthday.:)

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  5. These trees are so cute and were such a big hit at my daughter's bday party! I posted them and other things on my blog too! I just started following your blog, visit mine and follow back if you would like!! Thanks for all the tips, I will be perusing your site for my son's upcoming bday!

    mtmoller.blogspot.com

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  6. These are amazing! I'm planning on making them! How much were the boas at JoAnn? you say "cheapy" but the cheapest I saw were 4.99 each, so that $25 a tree; $400 if I'm making 8 trees!

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    1. go to the dollar store I am getting mine there ana they are fluffy

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  7. Hi Anonymous! I have a LOT left over. I'll sell some to you cheap. Just email me at GwynnWassonDesigns@gmail.com

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  8. Love these trees! Can't wait to make them for our school auction.

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  9. Hi Gwynn, I don't get the last part with the moss, is it to make it look rounder? How do you make it more 3D/like a ball rather than flat on each side of the disc? Thank you!

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  11. thank you so much!!! we live in ghetto land and could not find anything related to the lorax!! so frustrating!!! you saved my daughter's birthday party

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  12. Your Trufula tree's are the best i've seen! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Per the moss inquiry, it sounds like some disks are used as the base of the tree so they stand on a table. Cover one side of the foam circle with the super Moss and then stick the tree (pom pom top and stick trunk) into the moss "base" :)

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  14. So perfect! Thanks You, we plan on doing a Lorax themed Trunk-or-Treat and can't wait to see the final product!

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  15. Love the Truffla Trees...you created the most beautiful trees I have found online! Looking forward to a little coupon shopping at Jo-Anns!

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  16. :) i'm making these soon. my boas look like the exact same kind. how long were yours? i bought the 6 footers.

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  17. Wow, so creative! Looks amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. How many boas were needed for the largest disc?

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