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Friday, December 24, 2010

12 Days of DIY :: Day 11 :: Glittery Christmas Tree

I love anything that adds some sparkle to your party, and these glittery Christmas trees do just that! They can be made in literally ANY color you want, making non-traditional holiday decorating easy. (I do love the traditional stuff, but I realized this year that I was tired of the red & green. I'm thinking next year will be purple or teal and silver!) Check out this crafty project from Catch My Party and try it out yourself! 

Bonus: These can also be used to add some sparkle to a New Year's Party!


  • 3 styrofoam trees: I used sizes, 15×5, 12×4 and 9×4, but you can use any size you want.
  • 3 small candlesticks. I found these at Michaels for $1.00
  • Spray adhesive
  • Elmer’s glue for the glitter on the bottom and a stronger epoxy like glue ( I used E6000) to glue the tree to the candlesticks
  • Glitter in any colors you LOVE
  • White spray paint
  • Give your tree a good coating of the spray adhesive. It dries pretty fast so you won’t have to wait too too long. Leave the bottom of the tree undone, you will glitter this at the end.
  • Once you have your tree coated in glue, cover it completely with the glitter. Do this for all three trees and then set them aside to dry.

  • While they are drying, you can spray paint your candlesticks. Let those dry. I even saw pretty silver candlesticks. That would look cool to just leave them silver.
  • Now take your E6000 and glue the candlesticks to the trees. Let them sit overnight. They have to be really good and dry.
  • When everything is good and dry, flip them over and put a little Elmer’s glue on the bottom around where the tree is glued to the candlestick. Glitter this.

  • You are done! Find the perfect spot for these and wait for all the compliments. They are so pretty that I had several people not believe I made them! 

See the full post on Catch My Party

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