Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Glitter Tree Tutorial

Glitter Tree Tutorial

Gather up your supplies:
  • Styrofoam cone
  • Candlestick
  • White glue, on hand
  • applicator brush
  • Beacon's 527 glue
  • Glitte
  • Ribbon
  • optional: Monogram embellishment

I picked up the candlestick holders and the Styrofoam
cones at the Dollar Store.

Start by applying the white glue (I used Aleene's Tacky Glue) with the applicator to the styrofoam cone, be generous.  Work from the top down.  When you start getting towards the bottom you may want stick a pen or something into the bottom of the cone to apply the glue on the bottom.

Next get out your glitter and make sure you have something on your workspace to catch the extra glitter. Then start to sprinkle the glitter on the cone.  Keep sprinkling until the tree is completely covered.  Try to let the glue dry a little bit before moving on to the next step.

Apply the Beacon 527 to the lip of the candle holder, once again generously.  Then attach the tree to the candle holder and fill in any holes on the tree in the glitter, that your fingers may have caused.

Cut your ribbon to fit around your tree, plus about a 1/2 inch.  Now attach it to your tree using double sided tape or glue to attach it around the tree.  This is optional, but I put an embellishment on the ribbon.  My embellishment happened to have prongs that I was able to just push in but you could also use glue to attach it. As you can see I actually attached the ribbon after but either way works.

 Here's my final product!

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