Making this Halloween Tree was therapeutic for me ~ relaxing and fun. I chose a nice branch from the woods, used a garage sale pot, and mixed up a batch of plaster of paris to anchor it. It took me several nights to complete because I tied each thing to the tree rather than using a hot glue gun (even the small orange beads.) I am always afraid things will get knocked loose and fall off. I believe the little goulish items on this tree are there for life. I used clear fishing line, so there is no thread showing.