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Over two years ago I had thought that started out as a seed and eventually grew into a mighty beard forest. I was once a clean shaven youth who was prone to jaunts into ridiculous facial hair be it Franz Joseph or a Yosemite Sam styled beard. The problem is for some reason no matter how crazy your facial hair is people take it very seriously. Something about a joke that takes six months to grow...

Well one day I was checking my email and saw an instructables staff pick for a how to make a fairy house. I was inspired I could make a fairy house in my beard. However after consulting with some witches it turns out that fairies aren't that nice. I wasn't sure I wanted to invite them into my beard anymore. However I still wanted to do something tiny and ridiculous with my facial hair and so began two years of growing out my beard to have a big enough beard for a whole forest. If you have an hour to kill, already have a big beard, and want to your very own beard forest(maybe a little forest in your hair if you lack a beard) come with me and see how to make a home for tiny lumberjacks on your face!

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

Picture of Tools and Supplies

To make your own beard forest you'll need the following


  • Helping hands
  • Coins(or other spacers)


  • Super Glue (Cyanoacrylate glue)
  • Cyanoacrylate glue accelerator (we do only have an hour afterall)
  • Small Scale Model Railroad trees and scenery
  • Bobby pins
MaxB1718 days ago
Thanks for the laugh. Laughed so hard I spat out my morning coffee here in Melbourne Australia. You're a hoot, and a very cool creative one too. I for one would like to see a sprouter - then what alfalfa sprouts grandmas walking past couldn't grab for a free evening salad could weave amongst the luxuriant beard for a picturesque display, then rot as fertiliser for the next year's crop. Also don't forget daisy chain for happy little kids to pluck.
TinkeringProductions (author)  MaxB1717 days ago
I hope your coffee didn't do any damage :) I'm glad you enjoyed the beard forest. As for growing snacks in my beard I already have enough of those saved up from meal times. I am however working on a fashion accessory that will let me grow my own wheat grass snacks. Stay tuned for more details.
needfulthing2 months ago
You could add a tiny speaker playing forest sounds in a gloomy corner of your beard! Why? Why not :) Thank you making me smile.
Ooooo it could play tiny lumberjack songs. I like where you are going with this. I'm glad I could make you smile. Have a great day.
MikeO173 months ago
I really feel like I have to make this. There's not shortage of bobby pins in my house. My beard is getting scruffy enough. Maybe I'll go for mint and lavender for something soothing!
TinkeringProductions (author)  MikeO172 months ago
I just saw the make thanks for sharing!
TinkeringProductions (author)  MikeO173 months ago
An aroma therapy beard! I love it. If you do please share pictures it will be great to know I'm not alone in being silly with my beard.
MikeO17 made it!2 months ago
Enthusiastic child and supportive wife helped me make a beard forest!
Hey Jude3 months ago
This project is just great. I was taking my morning way too seriously and this helped put it all in perspective =)
That said, I imagine the superglue may not bond well to hair-pins for long. In case you are looking to scale this fashion (I hope you are), I'd recommend binding the trees to the pin first with some cotton thread. Then apply superglue, and it is a really strong combo.
Thanks for posting. Voted. Hope you win!
sheba927663 months ago
Your list of materials had me questioning your logic & safety, until I realized the glue was for the bobby pins. But then again, he's making a BEARD FOREST. No, really I think it's neat. In the winter you could add snow. Next time try a jungle w swinging & climbing creatures & tropical fauna. Put a few short braids up high for them to hang onto. Maybe your lumberjack could try his hand as Tarzan.
TinkeringProductions (author)  sheba927663 months ago
Thanks for the awesome ideas. Maybe a haunted cemetery for Halloween! Glueing the Bobby pins vs directly to the beard allows for deforestation and reforestation with ease in the future.
This could be a new trend. I should convince my grandfather to do this. I'm sure we'd all have a good laugh. Voted.
That would be incredible. If you can convince your grandfather to give it a go I'd love to see how it turns out. Thanks for checking out the instructable and the nice comments. :D
micjavier3 months ago
im new here on instructables you are my inspiration :) lol good work man! spread the love.
TinkeringProductions (author)  micjavier3 months ago
Thank you! I'm glad my wackiness was inspiring. Your comment is inspiring too. Thanks for the encoragement!
tobosbunny3 months ago
You have a sense of humor I love and admire. If you can't have fun with life what is the point? Your wife is a lucky woman!
TinkeringProductions (author)  tobosbunny3 months ago
Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed my instructable.
MargieW163 months ago
Bask in the absurdity of what you've done. Best quote of the day.
TinkeringProductions (author)  MargieW163 months ago
Thanks. I whipped up a quick motivational poster just for you! Have a great day.
Absurd Poster.png
DenGlo20193 months ago
While this is imaginative - it is not to my interest. This is as nice as I can be. I will not say what I really think of it.
Starkey04173 months ago
I absolutely LOVE this! I will be doing this soon!
TinkeringProductions (author)  Starkey04173 months ago
Awesome! I can't wait to hear how it turns out if you don't mind sharing that it is. :)
OculumForamen3 months ago
L O L Funny, for all the right reasons! Lots of people have a hard time with social parody, this is just a real life kind of joke that we might see on the Simpsons! You should have gone the hardcore diorama route, and added a little road and a fire pit, some perching birds, perhaps even a little running train the goes through a tunnel at the back of your beard! Then, to top it all off you could make it rain by drinking water, and letting it dribble down your chin!!! XD
It sounds like I'll need a much much bigger beard! I'm glad you got a laugh out of the project. It makes me glad to know I'm spreading my peculiar humor :)
abinc3 months ago
What did I see waving from the forest? You didn't say it was inhabited! About the size of an ant. Oh. Maybe it is an ant. Remember, no open fires!
TinkeringProductions (author)  abinc3 months ago
That was my tiny lumberjack! He's a lumberjack and that's okay. He sleeps all night and he works all day.
tincupchalice3 months ago
I'm going to attempt to grow a live hanging strawberry plant in my berd.
That sounds like a delicious plan. Mayber look into some of the hydroponics guides. I could see combining your idea with hydroponics and it working out quite well if you have the patience for it. :) Good luck and if you go for it I'd love to see how it turns out.
rottndachs3 months ago
Dude, you made this entirely too hard. Just get some crimp beads and needle nose pliers.
Honestly. I have to say this is by far one of the best. Thank you so much for the smile.
TinkeringProductions (author)  rottndachs3 months ago
Crimp beads sounds like a great way to do this as well. I had the CA glue on hand and you know the saying when all you have is a hammer. I guess the same goes for CA glue. Thanks for taking the time to check out my beard forest. I'm glad I was able to make you smile.
fstedie3 months ago
I know the comment policy is to "be nice" but I can't. As another member posted, "why" is about as good as I can post.
TinkeringProductions (author)  fstedie3 months ago
Hi fstedie,
The main reason I did it is I thought it was funny. A second and more thought provoking reason would be to start a discussion about surrealist art and objects. As an art piece the beard forest struck a cord with you that provoked a response and just as all art is not perceived in a positive light by everyone its main goals are to provoke thought and emotion. Here is a link to the MOMA's learning site about surrealism if you are interested.

On the other hand one of the great things about Instructables is the large variety in the projects from the humorous and impractical the incredibly serious and practical. Thank you for taking the time to check out my instructable I'm sorry it didn't strike your funny bone. Have a great day and happy making.
-- How else are fleas and crumbs supposed to gather the necessary raw materials to build their log cabin homes? What you can't see in the photos are the tiny little saws and axes he made to help them. He left out the tiny chainsaws as an attempt to be green, but we can't really know how the little beardians will go about doing their thing.

-- He should start good underbeard management to avoid possible beard fires in the future.
TinkeringProductions (author)  ShannonW493 months ago
I love the thought of crumbs in little plaid shirts working saws and singing songs of the loaf they came from.
apolese20253 months ago
oh no
GuySavvy3 months ago
Many lols good Sir, many lols
TinkeringProductions (author)  GuySavvy3 months ago
I am glad I was able to bring the lols. Thanks for letting me know. Its always nice to hear you made someone laugh.
Fritzyman3 months ago
TinkeringProductions (author)  Fritzyman3 months ago
For the giggles, laughs, and hopefully a few guffaws!
whiskymonster3 months ago
You sir, are a nutter.
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