Thursday, November 18, 2010

Glitter Trees

Is your mantel or shelf in need of a little Christmas bling?
Well, in case you missed them recently on i heart nap time's Crazy Christmas Crafter,
here are our

Glitter Trees
Here's what you'll need:
-3 styrofoam trees: sizes 15x5, 12x4, and 9x4
-3 small candlesticks (you can find these at just about any thrift store for about 50 cents)
-spray adhesive
-glue: Elmer's glue for the glitter and a stronger glue like E6000 to glue the tree to the candlestick
-glitter in your favorite 3 colors (we found these awesome colors of glitter at hobby lobby)
-white spray paint


Here's what you'll need to do:
- give your tree a good coating of the spray adhesive. you can use the elmers glue for this part, but the spray adhesive covers better and gives a nice smooth finish, plus it's a lot faster. leave the bottom of the tree undone, this will get glittered at the end.

- once you have your tree coated in glue, cover it completely with glitter. when all 3 trees have been glitterized set them aside to dry.



- next take your 3 candlesticks and give them a couple quick coats of white spray paint. then let those dry completely. 


- now take your E6000 and glue the candlesticks to the trees. it's best to let them sit overnight. (keep an eye on it though. on one of the trees the glue ate away some of the styrofoam and my tree tilted to the side. so just check on it for the first hour or so.)

-  when everything is completely dry, flip them over and cover the remaining part with glue and glitter. (we used the elmers glue for this part)





- then all you have left to do is decide where to put them!!


will you be glittering trees this year?

75 comments:

  1. Can you pretty please let me know where you got the adorable print?

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  2. Hi!
    Love this idea too.
    You have so many great ideas.
    Have you thought about putting a search button on your blog. I don't have a ton of storage on my computer and I've seen ideas that I remember being here...but when I'm ready to do them...it takes me a while to find them again.

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  3. I love my glitter trees. I saw them when you did a guest post and thank you for sharing. I can;t wait for you to post the download.

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  4. LOVE THESE!!! Perfect addition for my mantle and upcoming Christmas party. I gotta know....where did you get the framed print?????

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  5. I will be making these this year :) Love them!

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  6. I have been drooling over these sine you posted them at I heart naptime. I will definitely be making some this year! The colors or so insanely me as well.

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  7. love the cute factor and ease of this craft! What about the print???? Pretty please!

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  8. For sure! I needed some new ideas for holiday decor. I've been using the same old things for years.

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  9. ABSOLUTELY will be doing this. LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  10. After this tutorial, definitely yes. Do you have any recommendations where to buy glitter online? HEre in Finland the colours to find are red, green, silver and gold. MAkes me cry.

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  11. love the trees...and would also love to know where to find that print as well.
    thanks!!

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  12. So cute! I love the print too.

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  13. I just got the supplies the other night! Im so excited to start them! Now its just a matter of setting aside some time. Thank you for the wonderdful idea!

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  14. Yes, please can we get the print? The whole set-up is darling!

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  15. Fantablous! Love the pop your tress make!

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  16. What a super simple project!!! I've got glue, glitter, spraypaint and candlesticks...now just need to get some styrofoam cones!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  17. The trees are too cute. But please tell me where you got the print, I need one.

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  18. I am agreeing with all these ladies that want you Christmas print! I NEED one please! I do love your glitter trees and I plan on making some very soon!

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  19. Like everyone else, I too LOVE and WANT that print for my house. Do tell!

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  20. I have seen things like this before but never with a candle holder attached. It raises the craft to a whole new level...I need some. :-) I came here from a link but I'll be following your blog.

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  21. I made these just the other day from when I saw your guest post about it on another blog. love them!!! I will be blogging about them this weekend and I will put a link to your tutorial. thanks for the awesomness!
    Lauren

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  22. Ditto regarding the print...and yes I will be making glitter trees! I saw your previous post elsewhere on this and I have been going around and around on color. I have already purchased the cones, candle holders, but just can't decide on glitter! Such a lovely tutorial also.

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  23. So cute! Please let me know where you found the subway art print.

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  24. Those are beautiful -- especially next to the cute subway art. Love that you mounted them on the pedestals! I just might have to make some of these this year!

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  25. These are just too cute...the exact colors I use to decorate with. I love this and will probably be copying you. Thanks for the idea =)

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  26. beautiful, i think i just might have to do these! they will match perfect with my glitter ornaments!

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  27. Oh my Gosh!! I love it!!!
    I have seen trees like this in home stores and wanted to buy them but couldn't justify the $$. Now I can have them without spending a ton of money!! WOO HOO! They look so pretty and I LOVE the subway art sign. was it made or purchased?

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  28. Ack, my daughter just asked me yesterday about the trees when I was showing her the subway art picture! I told her it looked like a glitter project and I could just envision the mess, but you don't make it look too bad. I wonder if I sprayed hairspray over it, if it would keep any glitter from falling off the trees, or maybe just a poly spray. I never thought you painted clear glass candlesticks with white spray paint! Great idea - I'm sure I'll have to try this project!

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  29. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I shared on my blog, and will create soon! Thanks for the inspiration.

    http://doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/11/glitter-trees.html

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  30. i see your guest post on I Heart Naptime and fell in love! I made these last weekend, thank you so much for sharing!

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  31. Trees are adorable and look so easy! But I really really really want the print! PLEASE PLEASE share it!

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  32. LOVE the trees and print. Did you design the print? If so, I would love to have a copy.

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  33. I have the trees already glittered, but I never thought of putting them on a candlestick! Yeah!

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  34. These are goregeous & super simple!
    Thats my kinda project!!
    I'm featuring these on my blog today! Hope you dont mind!

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  35. i love christmas & this is so stinkin cute!!!! i can't wait to make some glitter trees... i i think i can make a print kinda like that too. yippie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. Love it!!!
    Ladies-go visit her at i love naptime-they have a free printable for it:)
    Raquel

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  37. I am missing where the print is a free printable? can someone please attach the link. I am seeing where it is for sale.
    I have to have that :)

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  38. http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/11/crazy-christmas-crafter-eighteen-25.html

    scroll to the bottom of the post in the "edited" part.

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  39. I love this idea. My Christmas tree is next to the fireplace and is done in red, white and silver. I think I'll do silver and red tree's for the mantle. Can't wait.

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  40. Love this idea. Can't wait to give it a whirl!

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  41. Wondering what size the print is? Looks like it is bigger than 8 x 10? Love it - thanks for sharing!!

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  42. Could you tell me what size the print is - it looks bigger than 8 x 10? Love it - thanks!

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  43. Love it!! Will be making! AND where did you get that FABULOUS Print?

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  44. I am not able to open the free printable link. Anyone else having this problem? I want it!!! :(

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  45. Love this and thanks for the link to the printable. It's a 16" x 20".

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  46. I can't get it to upload at costco site since it saves as an adobe file.. anyone know how to fix this?

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  47. How can I get a copy of that print. I can't get the file to upload. I love it and have to have it for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  48. Love the trees and the print! So amazing of you to share the print as well!

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  49. I cannot open the print on my computer. Is there a trick?

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  50. These are so cute! I love them and I am going to make some this week! Thank you!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  51. What a fun idea! Now I know what to do with those candles sticks that I got years ago as a wedding gift!

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  52. These are darling! can't wait to try these next week in preparation for my Christmas decorating!

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  53. I love these! I really want to try them this Christmas. I love the Holiday poster on your mantel, where did you get that? Or did you make it?

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  54. Love this! Especially the turquoise tree! That is my theme this Christmas.

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  55. I'm TOTALLY going to make these! I was wondering what font you used for Jingle Bells on your poster? Love, love, love it!

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  56. thank you for sharing all of your wonderful crafts. I really appreciate it.

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  57. These are so simple to make, but they have instant impact! thanx for a great idea!

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  58. Has anyone used another glue besides E6000 to connect the tree to the candle stick. I was reading the instructions on the back of the E6000 package and it says "do not use on styrofoam"...that scares me! My trees turned out so good and I am worried I am going to mess them up with that glue. Help!

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  59. I love these trees! In fact, I loved your display so much I used it as inspriation for my own! I also featured your tutorial on my blog!

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  60. Such a cute idea! I've been on the hunt for topiaries and I think these are the cutest yet!! Would you mind telling me where you got them? OR...you probably made them! Would you let me know where you got the pots and the pretty leafy green stuff? Thank you so much! Absolutely love your blog!!
    Summer (lovingsummer80@gmail.com)

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  61. Did you spray or put anything else on them so, the glitter doesn't fall off?

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  62. I am hosting a Christmas series on my blog and would absolutely LOVE it if you would share this tutorial with my readers! My blog is embracingmessy.blogspot.com if you'd like to take a look. If you want, you can email at embracingmessy@gmail.com.

    Thanks!

    Kelsey

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  63. I am currently hosting a party called "50+ Ways to Deck the Halls with Glitter". I would love for you to link up this project! It turned out fabulous!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!
    http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/11/50-ways-to-deck-halls-with-glitter-link.html

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  64. This blog is awesome and I am in LOVE with these glitter trees with the candle holder bases! Thank you so much for sharing how you made them. I hope it's okay, I've featured them on my blog in a small round-up I just finished here:

    http://crafteronabudget.blogspot.com/2012/11/cone-shaped-christmas-trees.html

    Thank you SO much for sharing :)

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  65. So lovely and simple! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_04_archive.html

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  66. This tutorial is amazing! It was featured here:
    http://www.allthatglitterscraft.com/2012/12/pinterest-picks-christmas-edition.html

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  67. I saw this on Pinterest and came to your blog to learn how to do it. I love them! And I decided to make them!
    http://hannahgj.blogspot.com/2012/12/is-it-too-late.html

    Thanks for the cute idea and directions!

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  68. Love these!!!!! Look forward to making these!

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  69. Amazing the idea that you create here.... very inspiring

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