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glitter christmas trees {a tutorial}

Love the look of those glitter Christmas trees from Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel? Learn how to make your own here!

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DIY Glitter Christmas Trees

Hello again, Burlap+Blue readers! Carrie here, over from Dream Green DIY, to chat about a cute glitter trees DIY project I recently tackled.

Although we don’t have an actual entryway in our home, I created the illusion of one by placing a thin buffet table just to the left of our front door.

I tossed some baskets underneath for keys and gloves, and added a lamp and family photos on top to keep the upper surface sweet and colorful.

Now I’m not usually one to decorate for the holidays beyond a Christmas tree and a wreath on our front door, but this year I decided to change things up a bit.

I went just one step further by swapping out our entry table’s year-round decor with something a little more appropriate for the holidays. My weapon of choice? Glitter of course!

glitter trees

The idea was to cover foam cone forms (from the floral department of our local craft store) with silver and gold glitter – This was my way of recreating those high-end sparkly tabletop Christmas trees that you see in places like Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel.

First I set my foam cones on cardboard outside and liberally sprayed them with spray adhesive.

Then I simply poured the glitter overtop until it covered the surface. One thing I wish I had done during this process was wear gloves…I ended up with glitter covered, sticky fingers all day long because I skipped that step. Don’t make the same mistake!!

glitter trees

Once they were dry, I went back and sprayed the entire surface with a clear top coat (found in the spray paint section of any hardware store) to make sure everything was nice and stuck.

After giving both cones a day to dry completely, I set them on our entry table and could immediately tell that they were just what I had envisioned to greet our guests throughout the holidays.

What’s your favorite way to sparkle this time of year?

glitter trees
glitter trees

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Thanks so much for reading all about our glitter christmas trees {a tutorial}. Have a crafty day!

Carrie Waller is a freelance writer and designer living in Lynchburg, Virginia. For a real-time rehash of her home renovation projects and other DIY how-to’s, visit her blog at DreamGreenDIY.com.

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