My latest creation...I had a dream about this! I couldn't wait to get it done.
I tore some newspaper into tiny pieces and dropped it into a small bowl of equal parts white school glue and water. I twisted some paper into a pear shape, and some into a bird shape,then began to cover them with the wet newspaper. For the pear stem and leaf, I used green floral wire. For the leaf, I stacked quite a few sheets of wet paper together and cut the leaf shape out, then slid the floral wire in between the layers and bent it into a nice shape. I set my oven to low (200*F),placed the shapes on a cookie sheet lined with foil, and left them in for 5 minutes. Then I let them finish drying overnight. I gathered up some fallen twigs and spray painted them silver, and glued silver/white glitter on it here and there. And I mixed plaster of paris up and poured it into disposable cups. After they dried I flipped them upside down, and drilled a hole in the top to glue the twigs in for my tree. I painted the pears and the birds and then glued glitter all over them. As soon as I find what I did with the bag of Spanish moss, I'm going to glue some on to cover the plaster :D
I hope you like it, and make one for yourself!