Sugar Gum Tree Pods

thenatureofthingsApril 29, 2007

I am looking for and willing to pay for shipping a large number of sugar gum tree pods to Illinois as I am an artist who needs more pods for an installation project. In return, I would send you something from my stash.

Sandy

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dobra1629(z5 NY)

Are you talking about these prickly brown demons that's falling off my tree? What is a large number?

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 2:48PM
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butterflylion(7bGA)

What kind of art projects can they be used for?

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 7:51PM
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herboil

Well what do you mean. Fresh ones or the fallen brown dried ones?
Those things are a giant pain for most people, care to share your secret of craft design with us?

    Bookmark   May 22, 2007 at 9:46PM
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boydsagardener

Interesting request, Sandy. I am a flower show judge and make designs for flower shows. The more weird, the better. :-) I saw some last week in a sweet gum tree and thought what a great item to dry (green, of course) to add to a design in the future.
As you may know, dried plant material may be treated (painted, lacquered, etc) and used in flower arrangements/designs. My imagination goes wild with the thought of using those round balls/seed pods in a design.
Good luck in your hunt...
I'd like to know what you plan on doing with yours....

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 9:35AM
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dobra1629(z5 NY)

I have about 30 lbs to get rid of if you still want them email me ASAP

    Bookmark   January 2, 2008 at 5:02PM
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TwoMonths(So Calif)

Well, growing up in TX they were sweet gum trees and I chewed a bunch of that gum. We used the pods in our forts as lethal weapons. I have seen them used glued on wreath forms, on baskets, on picture frames. We spray painted them in elementary school a silver or gold and hung from a nice ribbon for decorations on our tree. In fact I seem to remember seeing a book in print years ago that was all kinds of projects for dried seed pods. My DMIL collected all she could find when she came to visit.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2008 at 10:29PM
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