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Are you ready to get started on some Christmas crafts?!? I sure am!
I LOVE working on Christmas projects. So I’m excited that for this months Make It Fun Challenge. We have to recreate a craft from Floracraft® new Christmas ebook. I got my inspiration from their fringed Christmas tree.
last year I started working on coastal Christmas decorations, so I really wanted to give my trees a coastal vibe.
Since I already had a TON of foam cones on hand, I just needed to get my glitter. I headed over to Michaels and started browsing their glitter selection. I found some glass glitter, which I’ve never used before. SO I was really excited about that.
They had some pretty gold and silver that I loved and thought would make a pretty ombre effect if I used them together.
I got my holiday music on and now I’m ready to get crafting!!
Step 1 – Add First Layer of Glitter
I used the gold glitter first. I pulled out my “handy dandy” Mod Podge for this project and painted on about half way up. Then I sprinkled on my glitter.
I let the glitter dry for 30 minutes.
Step 2 – Mix Your Glitters
I mixed my two glitters together in the middle to start creating my ombre effect!
Again I let dry 30 minutes.
Side Note: I really encourage you to let each layer dry before doing the next. My first one, I kept getting the Mod Podge and glitter on my hands and even pulling some of the glitter off. I had to redo some spots.
Step 3 – Add Third Layer of Glitter
Next I added the the silver glitter. It’s looking so pretty, but I felt it needed something else….
Step 4 – Add Final Glitter
So I pulled out some chunky glitter I got in the dollar section at Target!!
I just added a little to the bottom for that perfect touch. I’m so glad I did!!
Finally I added some starfish broaches I got for $1.00 to the tops!! The starfish really gave it that sophisticated coastal look I’m going for!
I think my Glitter Christmas Trees look AWESOME!! I couldn’t wait to display them in the house and take my pictures.
I know it’s November still, but I had to put them up!! My house has Christmas and Fall decor up right now. When your a blogger you gotta get started early. ;-)
These Christmas trees are going to look perfect with my coastal Christmas decorations I did last year. I cant’ wait to start decorating the house for Christmas this year. I might even make some Christmas ornaments to match!
We plan on getting a real tree for the first time, so that will be exciting for us. They have Christmas tree farms here in NC, so after Thanksgiving we are heading out to pick out our tree!! I can’t wait to post pictures!