To decorate the area to make a palm tree from brown and green plastic bottles. It is not difficult and quite interesting, besides bottles will be applied with benefit, and not thrown into the garbage.
- brown and green PET bottles 2 l;
- pipe 1/2 inch;
- a steel rod or wire of 4 mm.
The process of making palm trees
At the location of the trees in the ground clogged pipe. It will serve as a skeleton of the trunk. Its height will match the height of the trees. Further, in brown bottles cut the bottom and side of the slice they are incised along.
Should be cut into narrow strips with a length of 3-4 cm and Then they all or in a random order with gaps in a few strips bent at a right angle to the outside.
Prepared brown bottles without lids are placed on the pipe to the top. If this is not enough, you can install on top of the 0.5 l bottle
For making the leaves of palm trees are used green bottles. They also cut off the bottom, then they bloom along the hangers to 3 or 4 parts. Received wide strips are cut on the sides in the shape of a leaf.
Harvesting leaves should be cut at an angle on the sides to simulate feathers on this palm tree. After that, the bottle cap-sheet drills a hole corresponding to the diameter of the existing rod.
Of the rod or wire to make 4 curved frames under the branches of trees. At one end of blanks made bends. After that, the rods are put on the bottles mimic the leaves.
Between them installed the drilled cap, it will reduce the consumption of green bottles, trim which takes time.
Protruding edges of the rods on the blanks are bent down. The result is hooks, which are inserted into the tube of the trunk of a palm tree.
To attach the branches, you need to whittle a wooden wedge and hammer it into the pipe between the bars. He reclinic, and they’re not going anywhere.
If desired, you can Refine the transition between the trunk and the branches. This green bottle is cut into strips and tied on top of the trunk, but can do without it. Also Palma can be decorated with small balls or balls that simulate coconuts.
In the manufacture of palm trees, it is important to realistically assess the available reserves of material in order not to overdo with the height of stem, number and length of branches, as bottles take a lot. A palm tree in the example used 14 brown, 40 green bottles and caps 80.