I was in a crafting zone when I made these, so unfortunately there are no step by step pictures. They are super easy to make....and cheap!! I had everything on hand already. The only money spent was on the styrofoam cones.
The first one I left the styrofoam tree unpainted and used a see through gold and red wired edge ribbon to wrap around it.
I wrapped the ribbon to measure, cut it and then pinned it. The back looks horrible, but no one looks at that. The thinner red ribbon was a stretchy one I just wrapped around without cutting smaller pieces.
For the top I used wire and stabbed it in and added a Christmas bulb to it and then wrapped it with the stretchy ribbon. I had to use some glue and pins there too...but again...no one sees that part of it.
My first little tree. I think it looks a little quirky, which I like.
Now for the glitter tree...
Remember when I made a topiary? I had painted 3 bases, but only used one. So one came out of hiding.
I painted the styrofoam red first. Then I brushed mod podge all over it and sparkled it up. Make sure you do this over a tray or something so you can save the glitter that doesn't stick.
I let the mod podge dry then I sprayed my spray glue on it and added more glitter....I wanted it totally covered and thick.
Now, here's a trick when it comes to glitter...when you're done, spray acrylic sealer on it. Do about 2-4 coats. You can wait 15 minutes between coats, but wait a couple of hours after the last coat and your glitter won't fall all over the place.
Then I glued my tree to the little vase and wrapped a ribbon around it.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Also featured on All Free Christmas Crafts right here.
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