Yes? Ok. You are so adventurous and understanding. I love our talks. Let’s get started.
On our now non-hypothetical journey, we are going to need a few basic things.
Two pieces of MDF board available at your big box home store. 48” x 24”. Thickness is not too important but I would go with about 1/4” thick or so. To begin you’ll also want a pencil, something straight to help with lining up your sketch (I used a level), and some measuring tape. Later on, you’ll need a jigsaw. I used a handy little guy made by BLACK+DECKER. A paint sprayer filled with some green stain or paint, the paint sprayer I also used conveniently, by BLACK+DECKER, and a table saw if you have one handy to help cut slits in the stump. That’s about it.
Drawing is not my usual creative medium so using a pencil will let you make things just how you want them without having to marry your first go at it. I got started by sketching out one side of the tree branches. Find the center of the wood board. 12” in if you’ve gotten the wood I suggested. Draw a line from top to bottom so you’ll know where the center of the tree will be and then be brave while you try and draw something that looks like a tree. Here’s my attempt.
Now that you’ve gotten one side all prettied up, use your level to draw lines from the bottom, and tip of each branch across to the side where you need to draw the rest of the tree. This will help as a guide to make a mirror image. It should look something like this: