If you are not going to rebuild it…I am.
This has been my biggest project ever. It took over an entire week, and was done in many, many stages. But I have worked very intensely on it in the last 24 hours
I’ll try to make an easy go to-guide!
I really wanted to craft my own Teldrassil and Darnassus, and originally the idea was “just” a few trees, colored in the same way.
But inspiration suddenly got a hold of me, and I started making the iconic tree in Darnassus, adding details like a mailbox, a gryphon, the Temple of the Moon, a boat, a small part of the dock, a Moonwell, profession signs, the Cenarion Enclave and The Howling Oak (People seem to forget a little about the Worgens these days).
I went on a tour and picked “a few” of those things that resembles all the time spent there in the past. I made the Night elf crest, Darnassus Banner and Druid crest too.
It turned out way better, than I thought it would. (I genuinely thought I would have to place and replace the trees over and over to get it right! But first attempt was successful)
Let’s get started 🙂
Gather materials! You are going to need…
Fake flowers/trees, depending on your budget. Fake trees are way more pricier, than I thought! So I had to go with fake flowers and added real tree stumps instead
Some old tree stumps
Paper to print on (printer, of course, too)
Take screenshots, edit and print the images you want to add
Spray paint – Purple (or normal, but spray paint worked great). Normal dark brown paint.
Normal paint – I think I went with acrylic? Not sure it matters. I’m not a pro painter at all whatsoever! – Dark brown
Toothpicks to secure the trees, buildings and boats etc.
That flower “spunge” kind of material. Is it called flower oasis in English too?
A pot/jar of some kind to place it all in
Small ‘metal chain’ to use to hang the lanterns and profession signs in
Double sided tape
That’s I think 🙂
Spray paint the flowers outside. This worked so great. I thought I’d have to paint over the purple with green, but the spray was landing in all the right places, and really made it look Teldrassil-y to me, with a little green here and there.
I originally was planning to add yellow to the top of them – a lot of the trees in Teldrassil have (had… 😦 ) that – but I think the results looked good without, and I did not want to jeopardize that.
Paint the tree stumps and tooth picks. I thought, that I would use the tree stumps, as they were, but they looked way better with paint up against the fantasy trees, I think.
Tuck in the spunge oasis thing in the pot/jar.
Print the images you want. I made my screenshots into more painted kinds of images – it just seemed to make a better fit. Add a little extra carton on the lower part of the back center piece (The Temple of the Moon in my case), so you can stick it into the flower spunge thing.
Do not be confused about the screenshots; some of these images were not used. It got too crowded, I feel, so I had to be selective.
And oops, our sons little hand is in one of the screenshots ♥
Paint the flower sticks, so it looks like wood.
Add the screenshot of grass/Moonwell, whatever you pick as “ground”, and tuck it around the flower spunge oasis thing 🙂 I secured it with toothpicks in the sides, but I really didn’t have to. There will be plenty of toothpicks to secure it with from all the trees/decorations later on!
This little piece was the most time consuming for me; The iconic tree in Darnassus at the bank. (It’s also in northern Teldrassil though)
I painted the wood, and cut a little piece of cartoon to look like the wings of the bird. I was really lucky to find a piece of tree stump, that looked like the tree in Darnassus. At least I think it does 🙂
I cut out the bear and bird and painted over them, just a little, to make them blend more into the wood and look more natural.
Lots of super blue and double carton to secure it.
Glue the metal chains onto the profession signs and lanterns.
Cut out the remaining decorations and glue the toothpicks on to their back. The Druid and Night Elf crest and Darnassus Banner are not getting a toothpick, as they will be placed up in the trees
Put it all together! This is the satisfying part 🙂
Start with the center piece in the back (Temple of the Moon)
Then add the big trees.
Then the “bouquets” of flowers.
Then the decorations and buildings.
Finally, the lanterns in the trees, the profession signs and the crests and banner.
There you have it 🙂
It blends right in 😉
I hope you can use it as inspiration.
Any kind of creative piece from World of Warcraft you would love to have in your home? Or do you already have some?
Thank you for visiting, and have a wonderful day, everyone. 🙂
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