Master class: herringbone from sisal. PI sheet, recommendations

Do you want to learn how to make beautiful New Year decorations? To quickly master the manufacturing technology, learn the master class "Christmas tree of sisal." Several variants of designs and decor are discussed below. Read, choose the right kind. Create spectacular details of the festive atmosphere.


This term refers to a special natural fiber obtained from fresh leaves of a plant of the genus Agava. Unpainted material has a light yellowish hue. For practical purposes it is used for the production of ropes, twine and other things. Currently, sisal is popular in the field of decorating floral compositions, as well as creating handmade souvenirs and ornaments. The master class "Christmas tree from sisal" will teach you how to use the properties of this material as effectively as possible for design purposes.

Christmas gifts

If you are interested in the possibilities of this material or have long looked at it in a flower shop, then it's time to create with it gifts in the style of hand-made. Master class "Christmas tree of sisal" will show you how to make different kinds of ornaments:

  • A fur-tree-suspension bracket;
  • Topiary;
  • Herringbone of sisal balls.

There are different manufacturing options. Decoration for the holiday can be done both in traditional green color, and in any other, for example, blue or red. The material is sold in a fairly wide range of colors, but on the eve of the New Year's holidays, the green can just not be. So it's worthwhile to worry in advance, but if you did not have time, it's okay - you just have to paint the available blanks in the right color.

What will be required

A herringbone of sisal with her own hands can be manufactured in many ways. Materials for the implementation of the basis can be used any: both purchased ones, and those that you already have in stock. All options will be considered below, and the list of necessary tools, compositions and accessories is as follows:

  • Polyfoam cone;
  • Cardboard or paper;
  • pencil;
  • compass;
  • A stapler or an adhesive tape;
  • Adhesive or thermal gun;
  • wire;
  • Wire cutters;
  • Gypsum or alabaster;
  • Mixing tank;
  • Stirring stick;
  • A glass or a pot for fixing the base;
  • Rod, stick, skewers to create a trunk;
  • Sisal of the right color;
  • The color of the corresponding sisal shade;
  • Brush or sponge (sponge);
  • Decorative elements (satin ribbons, beads, beads, sequins, bows, balls, tinsel, soft artificial snow , etc.)

Using this list, you can easily determine what you need or what method of work to choose, based on what you already have available.

How to make a Christmas tree billet from paper

In order to make you a beautiful and neat herringbone from sisal (it's not so difficult to make such a miracle yourself, as in the picture above), you need to properly prepare the basis for decorating. If you have not bought a foam block, it is easiest to do in the form of a cone made of cardboard or heavy paper. The work proceeds in the following order:

  1. Fold a sheet of paper in the form of a bag or draw a circle of the future cone with a compass and ruler.
  2. Glue the overlap of the workpiece with a thermo gun, conventional glue, adhesive tape (you can double-sided), or fasten the seam in several places with a stapler.
  3. Draw on a different sheet of paper or paperboard a circle, the diameter corresponding to the base. Allowances for gluing should be done if you do not have a thermo gun. They can attach one part to the other end.
  4. Glue the circle to the cone.
  5. Paint the resulting detail in the tone of the sisal so that ugly gray cardboard or white paper does not appear through the spaces between the fibers.

The workpiece is completed. You can start decorating.

Fabric Foundation

You learned how to make a herringbone from sisal, or rather, just made a base for it from paper. Another option is to make a soft blank from a fabric or filler, for example, a sintepon. To do this, you need to do the following:

  1. Cut the sintepon or prepared dense fabric into strips. The width and length depend on the size of the material you have, as well as the size of the souvenir that you plan to make.
  2. As a frame, take a strong wire of the required length.
  3. Begin winding the rod of the strip of sintepon from the place where the top of the tree will be, down, not reaching the end of the wire a few centimeters. To the material does not move away from the frame, be sure to fix it with glue.
  4. When the first strip is finished, continue on the second one, and so on.
  5. Pay special attention to the base of the workpiece. In this part, there should be a uniform expansion.

The second method will require a more dense arrangement of sisal fibers so that the filler does not show through, but with this method you can give the tree a slightly rounded shape. It will look more natural, not geometric.

How to make a suspension

So, you learned how to make a Christmas tree. From the sisal you get very beautiful topiary, the suspension will look great, and just an ornament that can be put on the festive table. Depending on what you want to make, choose the appropriate way of fastening (setting) the craft.

If you want your souvenir to be placed on a Christmas tree or decorate an interior, and think about how to make a herringbone, make a loop or hook at the top of the workpiece. You can make such a functional element like this:

1. For a paper cone: fold a small piece of wire in the form of a loop and thread into the hole - the top of the cone. On the inside, tie the knot, twist the ends of the wire with wire cutters, and from the outside, drip the glue from the thermo gun. Perform the operation until the bottom is glued.

2. For a soft blank: before starting to wind the strips on the rod, pull back the desired length of the wire and fold into the loop. If you want the suspension element to be thinner and more decorative than the core of the frame, attach a loop made of a thin wire or other material to the top of the rod.

New Year trees from sisal

The master class approached the most responsible stage - gluing the sisal layer. Do this carefully so as not to damage the fibers. If the color of the base of the tree corresponds to the shade of the material, you can glue the sisal into one layer. When you need to hide the "insides", you'll have to try and wrap the tree with a lot of material if you bought it in the form of a roll.

As to the base, it can be cut out in the form of a circle, and the borders of the form transition from the cone to the bottom part should be accurately zadekorirovat. If the sisal is in the form of a fiber, not a sheet (roll), the surface of the tree can turn out to be excessively shaggy. To eliminate this drawback, you have to wrap the workpiece with a special bouillon thread, for example, silver.

New Year's Topiary

This souvenir is a small man-made cut-up ball in the form of a ball in a pot.

Usually a ball of foam or a papier-mache sphere is used as a base. If you want to perform the topiary "Christmas tree" from sisal, then as a stock take the same cone as for a regular Christmas tree. To your Christmas tree has become what is called the topiary, you will have to make a trunk, which is fixed at one end in the cone, and the second - in the pot. This construction is carried out as follows:

  1. Take a glass, a pot or other suitable container.
  2. Pour a little water and put a plaster or alabaster. Stir the ingredients thoroughly. Consistency should resemble thick sour cream.
  3. Pour the composition into the pot.
  4. Immediately, while the gypsum is not frozen, place a rod, rod or composed of several thin skewers in the center of the pot. Hold it so it does not fall down and do not move until the mass solidifies.
  5. When the composition has become hard, trim the top of the cup, if you do not top up the gypsum.
  6. Wrap the rod-barrel with decorative tape. It is better to do it at this stage, so as not to stain the decorated surface with drops of liquid gypsum when installing the rod.
  7. Also decorate the pot, for example, with a satin ribbon.
  8. The surface of gypsum can be easily decorated with the same sisal, tinsel, beads or coffee beans.
  9. Fix the Christmas tree-cone on the rod, previously cutting out a hole in the bottom of the corresponding diameter. Joint with a thermo-gun.

If the Christmas tree is made of soft material, wound on a metal rod, you will not need an additional trunk. Put the finished structure directly into the pot with a hardening gypsum. The main thing is not to stain the product.

Christmas tree of sisal balls

All steps to make such a souvenir will be similar to those described above. The difference is that the surface of the tree will not be smooth, but consisting of balls.

They can be twisted directly from the fibers or used as a base for any filler, for example, sintepon, which will be wrapped on top by sisal. This will save the decorative material and make more balls. By the way, they can be the same in diameter or different. In the latter case, large ones should be located closer to the base of the tree, and small ones, respectively, to the top.

How to decorate a product

New Year trees from sisal look especially nice, if they are decorated with all sorts of small details. The options can be used such:

  • String beads or beads on a thread or wire (or buy ready) and wrap on a spiral product from the top to the bottom.
  • The same as in the previous paragraph, it is easy to make with the help of thin satin, brocade or other decorative tape, lace or braid.
  • Glue in the base of the Christmas tree or on the top of the pot of artificial snow (purchased or made of cotton).
  • Cut a snow puzzle with a figured hole and glue them to the surface of the tree.
  • Use tinsel.
  • In the free areas between the tapes you can place small balls, bows.

So, the master class "Christmas tree from sisal" came to an end. We discussed several options for making beautiful New Year decor. Choose your favorite and start the creative process.

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