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.
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.
- Creative Christmas Trees for Small Spaces (apartmenttherapy.com)