DIY Faux Olive Tree

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I love real plants and flowers, but sometimes faux is best for a space. Olive trees are my favorite but are hard to find locally, and honestly I am not sure how to take care of them. I had this amazing idea to make one and thats how it all started! I would love to show you this easy Olive Tree DIY, just a warning you will want to make multiple and many sizes!

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Here are the supplies I used :

Olive Branches
Foam
Bucket
Floral Tape
Masking Tape
Dowel Rods ( size of stem)
Moss

Now lets get started!

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First step gather all of your Olive stems ( I tried to stagger a bit) and get your masking tape out. Tape it in a few spots as tight as you can.

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Next you will take the dowel rods and attach to the bottom of each stem with the masking tape.

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As you can see here I staggered the stems so the dowel rods are at different ends.

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Once you are complete you will keep the masking tape out , you can trim the ends if you need it to be shorter. It is good to have the extra length so you can put it in the foam.

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Tape the entire stem(s) as tight as you can as you can see in this photo.

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You will then take your brown floral tape and wrap over the masking tape. While I wrapped I made sure it was very tight and pressed it.

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Since my stems were not brown, I wanted to make it look as if there was. So at the top of it on each stem I wrapped them individually.

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Next, I put the foam in the bucket ( while at the store I made sure it would fit) . Next its time to grab the tree you made.

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You can use whatever bucket, just make sure your foam round fits. I wanted to show you how it even looks good in a bigger pot. When you get it in the bucket its time to add some moss and viola its done!

I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY, a special thanks to my friend Annie Zevy Joy and her great Olive tree tutorial.