Calling all DollarTree Crafts: Coming up with something to be a part of the Holiday Link Party!
Oooh-la la. Fa-la-la. Chic Glitter Trees!
These trees are made entirely with everything from the DollarTree store. Cheap and easy - that's the way to go.
I remember checking out Christmas items at Pier1 recently, and these colorful beaded cone trees caught my eye and I thought I would try to make this for the dollar tree link party. They were basically made from cardboard, glitter and beads. Although the trees were festive, I didn't want to make it in the same color. I wanted something more christmasy. Besides, I couldn't find those colors or seed beads at the DollarTree store and I wanted this to be done entirely with items from the dollar store.
Anyway, I got some poster board (2 for $1.00), glitter glue, and shake-on glitter (3 packs) from DollarTree.
To make the tree I rolled the poster board into a cone shape,
forming the point or tip of the cone.
I then glued the poster board cone inside and at the seam with white glue and secured the roll with masking tape until the glue dried.
Next, I trimmed the bottom of the cone so it was level.
It looked pretty good so I made three different sizes.
To add the glitter, I diluted white glue with a little bit of water to make it brushable. I then divided the cone into sections and brushed the glue over the top section with a sponge brush.
Working over a tray, I sprinkled the silver shake-on-glitter over the entire top area and allowed it to dry before moving on to the next area. Skipping the second section, I repeated the process, applying glue, sprinkling silver glitter and allowing to dry. I did this every other section until the silver glitter sections were completely covered and dried. I collected all of the silver glitter that fell into the tray and put it back into the shaker bottle.
Next, I repeated the same process for adding the red glitter. I used the glitter glue to fill in missed areas. It takes a long time, usually overnight, for the glitter glue to dry. Next time I'll use white poster board or paint the areas first the same color of glitter.
Overall, I think the glitter trees look very festive! But these photos don't capture their true glittery beauty. Not bad for a Dollar Tree Craft!
Oooh-la-la. Fa-la-la! DollarTree!