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Styrofoam Glitter Christmas Trees

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I have had these Glitter Christmas Trees made for quite some time!  They are darling and I am totally jumping on the Glitter Tree Bandwagon.  I am not ashamed to be a follower!  I heart these!

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Items Needed:

  • Styrofoam Cone Shapes (any sizes)
  • Glitter Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Candlesticks
  • Removable Glue Dots or Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Glitter

I did both methods for this idea.  1.  Used glitter paint  2.  Used glue and glitter.

Glitter Paint Method (green & red trees)

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I found the Styrofoam cones and the candlesticks at the dollar store!  I used Martha Stewart Glitter Paints I found at Michaels.

Seriously this is so easy…paint the cones with the glitter paint!

I used 2 coats and found if you applied the paint perpendicular motions the height of the once the glitter paint distributed more evenly and you saw less white peeking through.

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Once the paint was dry, I used three removable glue dots to secure one of the cones to a candle stick.  You can also use hot glue.

Why did I use removable glue dots you ask?  My reasoning is two-fold.  1:  They are Styrofoam cones which are light weight and being used as decorations on my shelf.  They don’t need to be epoxied to the candle sticks!  2.  I don’t like to purchase the same thing over and over.  I like to reuse what I have and make my decorations multi-task!  This gives my candle sticks, and cones for that matter a chance to work for me again for a different holiday!  Less to store and Less is more for me!

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Glue and Glitter Method (blue tree):

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Paint on the glue with a paint brush and then dump on the glitter!  Simple (and messy) as that!

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And That’s What Che Said…

3 Responses to Styrofoam Glitter Christmas Trees

  1. Christmas in July: 20 Gorgeous Christmas Trees says:

    [...] That’s What Che Said made these Glitter Christmas Trees. I have glitter trees [...]

  2. Val says:

    Hi Cheryl,

    Love your glitter trees, especially that sapphire blue one! I am totally a bling addict!

    Have a great day,
    Val @ artsybuildinglady

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