Over the weekend we made a quick trip to Craft Warehouse and scored these!  $5 for the both!!  With all of the redecorating we’ve been doing in our family room, I realized that we have no where to put an actual Christmas tree… so I decided I needed to make some.  I’m going to paint and glitterfy these for our fireplace mantel.

So Pretty in Paint: Glittery Christmas Trees

First I started by painting the cones a solid color.  I bought a Behr paint sample ($2.50) in the most Christmas green I could find and slapped on two coats.

After letting that dry over night, I used Mod Podge to add glitter.  The glitter was a score, only $2 bucks at Joanns, and I used LOT’S of glitter.  I wanted to see these Christmas trees across the street!

I followed the same process for the red tree, except that I had a can of red spray paint that I used instead.   They might not smell like a real Christmas tree and I certainly will not be able to put presents underneath, but they’ll do 🙂 I’m not quite done with them.  I need to make a trip to the Dollar Store and see what kind of tree stand I can come up with.  Here is the red one:

I promise to update the post once I have the tree stands and have them placed on the mantel.

Glittery Christmas Trees