We have not put instructions in with the kit as it is so easy to rearrange the layers of the Christmas tree to produce the topiary tree.
- Lay out all of the completed layers (12) in order of size.
- Starting from the smallest layer, select every second layer and put these in a pile. You should have six. put the remaining 6 in a second pile.
- The pile with the smallest layer is used for the top half of the tree. Put these to one side and use the layers from the other pile. Start with the smallest layer from this pile and work up the tree increasing the layer size as you go. Once you have used all six of these layers then use the layers from the other pile working backwards so that you use the largest layer from this pile and work up to the smallest layer which goes at the top of the tree.
- You can place all of the layers on the tree the same way up, in which case cut the straw spacer lengths all to 9mm. Or you can turn the bottom six layers upside down still using 9mm spacers, but use a 35mm length spacer for the middle of the tree where the two largest layers meet.
You may adjust the lengths of the straw spacers to suit your own taste. Just experiment with these until you are happy.