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quick christmas tree craft

It’s pretty amazing what you can do with some styrofoam glitter balls, a styrofoam cone, and some hot glue.

I saw these glitter balls at the craft store, and knew I wanted to do something with them. I wanted to make two, but they were kind of expensive. Also, it took a surprisingly long time to do all of the gluing, at least an episode and a half of The L Word. 

And I ran out of hot glue! How does that happen? So it got a little wonky at the top as I struggled to use Elmer’s glue to finish it up.

Things I want out of my my NYC neighbors and/or roommate: to at least own a hot glue gun.

Still, it is a nice addition to my holiday corner.

Christmas Craft – DIY Glitter Christmas Trees

Want to know the truth? Despite how cool I pretend to be, I go bonkers when I see glitter. I love the stuff and would really like to decorate everything with it. Luckily, with the help of massive self-restraint, I keep my glitter projects down to once a year.

Here’s a simple Christmas craft that takes no time at all. It also costs less than $15.

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You will need:
Cone Shaped Styrofoam
Glitter!
Adhesive Spray

This is a really easy project. First, lay down newspaper or something. We used a Gap bag. You won’t be sorry. Then, take your cone and completely cover it in the adhesive spray. Next, quickly pour the glitter over the entire cone, except for the base.

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You can also try rolling it in the recaptured glitter that fell off of the cone.

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After the cone is completely covered, spray it again with the glue and  set it aside to dry. Once it’s dry, you can try the spray glue and glitter pour again to make sure you’ve got the entire cone covered in glitter.  Finish it with a final glue spray and let dry.

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I’ve seen these cones stacked on candle holders to give them a more tree-like base. You can also try to decorate your tree or put a star on top, but I like the simple glitter look.

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We sort of ran out of glitter on the green one.

Crafter Caveat:

-This craft works best with two people. I attempted the first one by myself, and it was a lot harder.
-When you’re using spray glue, keep in mind where you’re spraying it at. We sprayed glue over the same area we put on the glitter and weren’t able to salvage the leftover glitter because it glued itself to the bag.
-Prepare yourself for the worst case of glitter fingers.


Happy Crafting!