All Men Must DIY – THAT should’ve been the name of my Game of Thrones DIY series. Too bad I didn’t think of it before. I suppose the punny part of my brain was on holiday after all the Game of Thrones party puns it had to come up with. If you’re asking “what GoT party puns?”, know that I am heart broken and this sham of a friendship is over. Okay fine, I guess I can be a little less dramatic and at least point you in the right direction (note to self: this is why you don’t have many friends). Here you go.
In today’s edition of All Men Must DIY (perhaps it isn’t too late after all), I’m showing you how to put together this Weirwood Tree Centrepiece. By no means is it an exact replica of the original weirwood tree from the show. But as long as we’ve got the bone-white branches and the blood red leaves, who’s coming to check if the trunk’s got a face carved on it by the children of the forest, amiright?
Let’s do this.
What you’ll need:
- White Enamel Paint
- Red Crepe Paper
- Some white thread
- A transparent vase
Difficulty level: Can be put together by a 5 year old in possession of scissors and glue.
Step 1: Gather some branches
If you’ve got some in your backyard, that’s perfect. Otherwise, you can go old-school by foraging for them in the forest.
Step 2: Paint ’em white
We attempted acrylic paint first but it didn’t really do much to change the colour so go for enamel paint or spray paint.
Step 3: Cut out the leaves
The weirwood is supposed to have five-pointed leaves but we just cut out these simple flowers instead (cause who’s counting?). Also, the edges are uneven on purpose. Um, yeah.
Step 4: Glue them on
At this point, I’m just adding on steps for the fun of it. Use liquid glue to attach the leaves to the branches.
Step 5: Tie up loose ends
Use some white thread to tie the branches together at the bottom like a bouquet.
And there you have it:
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the other Game of Thrones DIYs, let me just say you haven’t lived (tiny exaggerations we can all live with). Here’s a list: