Dollar Tree DIY: Gleeful Glitter Trees
Now that Thanksgiving is over we can start talking about Christmas, and nothing says the holidays are here like an assortment of sparkling trees, right? This easy peasy do-it-yourself craft will ensure you have plenty of such trees around your home when the season hits. Not only are these gleeful glitter trees sweet to look at, but they are fun, festive, and oh so frugal to make too. Take a look how a quick trip to the Dollar Tree is all you need to make your own.
DIY Gleeful Glitter Trees
Golden cone tree ornaments (These are plastic, gold glittered trees that can be found in the ornaments section, they are actually ornaments.)
An assortment of craft or spray paints. Spray is easier to use and works quickly, but use whatever you already have.
Assorted glitter (check out the craft aisle at Dollar Tree)
1. Begin by placing the gold cones on a piece of old newspaper. This will protect your surface when painting.
2. Apply a generous coat of spray paint (easiest to use) or craft paint. You can use traditional colors such as red and green, but we chose some fun pastels instead for our project. Use whatever paint you have around the home and see what you can come up with!
3. Allow some drying time and apply a second coat of paint.
4. While your second coat of paint is still wet, sprinkle the cones liberally with glitter. You can use coordinating glitter or add an additional pop of color by using a color contrasting to your paint color.
5. Now, just allow additional drying time. Give the cones a gentle shake when dry in order to remove the access glitter.
Since we had some paint around the house already, our total cost to make three trees as shown was just $4 for the cones and glitter! You sure can’t beat that, and there is no way you could buy adorable holiday décor that looks like this in a boutique or retail store even for that price. Create a bundle of them and group them together as we did for real impact. You could even add some faux snow around their bases as an added effect.
So head to your local Dollar Tree store and give this simple and frugal DIY project a try. You are sure to come up with something just as sweet!
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