Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DIY Glitter Tree


This DIY Glitter Chirtmas tree is super simple to make
If you have kids over 3 at home it would probably be a great project to do with them
It can get a bit messy so make sure to have your dust buster near by

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What you need:

A foam cone
Gold or Gold Glitter spray paint (or whatever color your glitter is)
Mod Podge
Glitter- I use gold but feel free to use whatever you have on hand
An old paint brush

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The first thing you do if spray paint your cone
I do this so if there are any spots that don't get good coverage, you won't be able to tell

Always spray paint in a well ventilated area or outside
If you are doing this project with kids you will probably want to do this part yourself
I let my cone dry outside overnight so that there aren't any fumes when I get to work

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Working in small sections, coat your cone with mod podge using your paint brush
Once you have a small section coated, generously sprinkle on glitter over a paper plate or piece of thick paper
Wait about 30 seconds and then shake excess glitter on to your paper plate

Continue doing this by going around the cone and then working your way down until the cone is completely covered in glitter.

Let cone dry for about and hour and shake any excess glitter off.

You are now ready to use it as a decoration
If you'd like you can also spray a clear coat on cone to better hold the glitter
I will probably do this before packing it away at the end of the season

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9 comments:

  1. love this! great work. =)

    xoxo,
    megs

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  2. Wow, I'll have to try this. It's so cute! :)
    Alpine Dermatology

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  3. you have some great DIY christmas decor! i really need to get on the ball and try these!

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  4. such a great simple DIY. love it.

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  5. That is such a neat, simple project! I love when something cheap/easy looks so elegant! I might have to give this a try ;)

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  6. It's so cute! I'll have to try this.

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