Dollar Tree DIY: Gleeful Glitter Trees

Dollar Tree DIY: Gleeful Glitter Trees

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

Supplies Needed:
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!

Happy crafting!


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  1. says

    Robyn ~ I love these and going to check out if I can find them at my dollar store when I go into town this weekend. I also didn’t realize that they had glitter there too.. Need to do some investigation. Coming over from Foodies & Crafties Soiree.

  2. says

    Robyn: I love this project because of its simplicity and beauty. This is one project that even I can do! BTW: I stopped over from In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Thanks for sharing!–Deb (

  3. says

    What a cute idea. I love repurposing items and this is the most perfect example. This would be so great to make with the grandkids for each one to put on their tree. Thanks for sharing.

  4. says

    You have been featured at Foodies & Crafties Soirée! You may grab your button & hope to see you at the party tomorrow!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  5. says

    I am heading to the dollar store this weekend to see if I can find some of those tree ornaments! I love how colorful and sparkly you made. I chose this craft as a Dare to Share Feature of the Day.. Thanks so much for linking up Robyn!

  6. Cynthia says

    How fun are these cute trees! Love the festive colors you chose. Thank you for linking this to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. I look forward to seeing you next week.

  7. says

    These are so cute! I love it when you can make inexpensive home decor. I’m stopping by from Pinterest. I’m a new follower through Pinterest, Bloglovin, & Twitter.

  8. Ginger says

    Featuring YOU today over on my blog. Thanks so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday. :)

    Ginger @


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