Instructions to make fake palm trees?

giggles1August 20, 2011

I always wanted a lighted palm Christmas tree, but now w/ a house in FL too, I'd like to have some inside & on the lanai - all year round. I've seen them at Lowe's & HD, but $$$.

I found one on Craigs list cheap, but there must be a site to make-your-own! I found some for the indoor ones using a cardboard roll from carpeting, but there MUST be a site using a PVC (or something) pipe.

Anyone have any ideas?

I need palms to put toomuchglass's beaded flamingo around!

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We have big issues with stink trees (trees of paradise - HUGE misnomer!) here. They look like palm trees though. I've often thought of taking one of them and doing decoupage on the leaves to make them more solid and long lasting and turning one of the smaller trees into a fake palm.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 10:25AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

I did a search : pvc palm tree
Below is one of the things that came up. I don't understand it too well cuz there are no pics, but I believe it tells how to make a fake palm for outside.

Here is a link that might be useful: Make a palm tree from pvc pipe

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 11:41AM
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Thanks Kathy... yup, been on that site & they really need to inprove things.

It did give me an idea tho, there was a pic of a Bismark palm on the right side (ad) and I remembered how the coconut fish used painted palm leaves for the fins etc.

I may just make trunks of pvc and painted branches??? Think I'll try painting one & see how brittle it is.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 7:40AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

You could visit the stained glass and mosaic forum and learn how they make forms out of diamond mesh in the shape they want then cover with mortar and mosaic. At least the base of the tree wouldn't be hard to make this way, tho time consuming.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 8:02AM
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Now you're getting downright TROPICAL !!!! LOL

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 4:20PM
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