I couldn’t get them out of my head- you know- when you find the perfect something for your space and nothing else you look at compares to it.
That was me and these Glitter Glass Christmas Trees I had seen in a high end shop I love to wander through.
These white sparkly trees would be PERFECT on our new mantle.
Then when wondering through Hobby Lobby- I came across these cardboard cones and I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do. I was going to make those glittered glass Christmas tress I saw in that shop.
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White Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes- I like chip brushes
Fine glitter- I used white
Seed Beads– I used white size 12/0 in two shapes- round and rectangular
3 different sized cones
Spray clear acyrlic
First (this step I skipped in the video but should have done #liveandlearn) paint the cones with a base color. I was using white glitter so I used white paint. If you are using red glitter- paint them red, green glitter paint them green, you get the idea.
Once dry, “paint” a coat of Mod Podge onto the cone. I worked in sections. Over a box sprinkle the seed beads onto the Mod Podge slowly and evenly.
Next, sprinkle the fine glitter onto the section. Keep adding until the whole area is well coated. I occasionally would “reuse” the glitter and beads I collected in the box under the cone.
Continue, this process until the entire cone is coated in beads and glitter. Allow these to dry for at least 24 hours. Once dry, coat the entire piece in clear spray acrylic- this helps prevent the glitter from falling off.
I love how they turned out. They were exactly what I had in mind.