I wanted to add some sparkle to my Christmas decorations this year. So I decided to make some of the glitter trees I've been seeing around the web.
So I ran down to my local Michael's and Dollar Tree and got my supplies:
- Styrofoam cones
- Mod Podge (already owned)
- Candle holders
While I had the paint out, I took the liberty of spray painting my cones also. This way, if the glitter didn't cover 100%, the white styrofoam didn't show through.
Then, I used a paintbrush to apply Mod Podge to a section of the cone and applied the glitter (making sure to shake off the excess).
You need to make sure the section dries before applying more, otherwise you may ruin or smudge to precious section.
I did a stripes like this on the first cone, but I quickly realized the fastest way to do this was to apply glue and glitter to the top/bottom half of a cone, let dry and then do the other half. This way, you only have to work on the cone twice instead of 3 or 4 times doing stripes down the sides like I did with the red cone.
After all the glitter and glue dried, I sparyed them with a few coats of clear sealer to help minimize glitter flaking off. Then hot glued them to their bases.
Here's the finished products in use!
Needless to say, the cones weren't the only thing I used the glitter one! :o)
Meanwhile, I found this craft tray on a clearance table at Fry's Marketplace, and this thing saved my life!! It kept most of the glitter contained and has a little funnel on the end so I could put the excess glitter easily back into it's container. Best $2 ever spent!!
I have a lot of glitter still left. I wonder what else I could make . . . :o)
Happy holiday crafting!