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non AIBU. please help, with a sweetie tree

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altinkum Tue 31-May-11 14:24:18

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scurryfunge Tue 31-May-11 14:28:50

I can't seem to enlarge the picture so can't see it in any detail, sorry. It looks like a candy stick trunk to me but probably not what you meant!

altinkum Tue 31-May-11 14:41:03

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scurryfunge Tue 31-May-11 14:49:27

Been googling -could you use dowelling wrapped in ribbon as the trunk, stuck in a weighed down plant pot and then either polystyrene or an oasis to stick the sweets into. Youtube has lots of examples.

yoshiLunk Tue 31-May-11 14:49:27

I reckon you could get the kit for this at your florist or garden centre.

Small pot

florist's oasis


hmm, the sweet 'ball' might be tricky, perhaps chicken wire to form the 'cage' to poke the sweeties in?

ooh and lots of pretty ribbon!

Looks like a lovely idea !

GeekCool Tue 31-May-11 14:49:38

On your second link it looks like a lot of barbeque sticks (ugh the actual word has deserted me, wrapped with ribbon. Not sure how the top all sticks together though.

yoshiLunk Tue 31-May-11 14:50:22

ooh x-post with scurry by a milisecond!

scurryfunge Tue 31-May-11 14:52:55


megagusset Tue 31-May-11 14:56:35

v easy to make
Hot glue gun to fix everything
clay and gaffer tape to set stick end into pot
double-sided carpet tape (vv useful to have around the house btw) to stick ribbon to stick - may slide off otherwise

altinkum Tue 31-May-11 15:10:30

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yoshiLunk Tue 31-May-11 15:15:13


alt - with that list of materials I am now imagining a GIANT sweetie tree!! Your DS would just love it !

You might have an idea there for marketing a complete kit...

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