Monday, 7 December 2015

Glitter christmas tree's with a stand

I have a fun project for you today. We are going to be making these cute little Styrofoam glitter Christmas tree's with a stand for them to sit on.

First of all what you will need is:

Styrofoam tree ( here in Australia I purchased mine from a $2 shop)
Glitter colour of your choice
pva glue with a little water added to water it down
A tin can cleaned and label taken off
some wide Christmas ribbon
hot glue gun and extra glue sticks
spray paint (colour of your choice)
bow of your choice.
paint brush or foam brush
A bamboo skewer or a tooth pick

(also some plastic throw away plates and some newspaper )

I started out by spray painting my tin can's with a silver spray paint. You will also want to spray the bottom of the tin can because that is what your Christmas tree will sit on. I did 2 coats of spray paint and gave it a few hours between coats to dry. 

Once it is dry cut a length of ribbon to fit around your tin. secure it on with hot glue and then place a ribbon at the top of your join also with hot glue. ( you are going to want the tin to be placed upside so that you have the solid base showing which will become the top of your stand and place the ribbon like so) set those aside for later.

Then take your Styrofoam tree and poke a bamboo skewer or toothpick in the bottom end. Paint the tree with the watered down PVA glue then sprinkle your glitter all over so that it is completely covered. Stand them up somewhere so that they can dry overnight.

I then simply glued these with a hot glue gun to the base of the tin can.

Happy crafting.