DIY glitter trees!

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We are the sisters from the blog eighteen25!
{jamie, jodie, jennifer}
and we are very excited to have been asked to participate in the Crazy Christmas Crafters event here at I heart nap time!
today we’ll be sharing our
Glitter Trees!
Here’s what you’ll need:
-3 styrofoam trees: sizes 15×5, 12×4, and 9×4
-3 small candlesticks (you can find these at just about any thrift store for about 50 cents)
-spray adhesive
-glue: Elmer’s glue for the glitter and a stronger glue like E6000 to glue the tree to the candlestick
-glitter in your favorite 3 colors (we found these awesome colors of glitter at hobby lobby)
-white spray paint
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
– give your tree a good coating of the spray adhesive. you can use the elmers glue for this part, but the spray adhesive covers better and gives a nice smooth finish, plus it’s a lot faster. leave the bottom of the tree undone, this will get glittered at the end.
– once you have your tree coated in glue, cover it completely with glitter. when all 3 trees have been glitterized set them aside to dry.
– next take your 3 candlesticks and give them a couple quick coats of white spray paint. then let those dry completely.
– now take your E6000 and glue the candlesticks to the trees. it’s best to let them sit overnight. (keep an eye on it though. on one of the trees the glue ate away some of the styrofoam and my tree tilted to the side. so just check on it for the first hour or so.)
–  when everything is completely dry, flip them over and cover the remaining part with glue and glitter. (we used the elmers glue for this part)
– then all you have left to do is decide where to put them!!
Thanks so much for having us Jamielyn!!—————————————————————–
Wow aren’t those darling?! I LOVE glitter trees, and love the colors they chose! Thanks so much Eighteen25  for sharing these with us, can’t wait to make some!**Edited to add: The Girls at Eighteen25 are amazing and now have a free printable for the subway art.
Print it here!
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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Brianna! posted on November 5, 2010 at 5:43 am (#

    so cute
    cant wait to see more crafting

  2. Sarah posted on November 5, 2010 at 6:02 am (#

    I LOVE this!!! I also love the writing in the frame… you have a downlaod for that anywhere??

    • Molli Yarn posted on November 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm (#

      Love this too! Would also like to know where to find the writing in the frame???

  3. Katie posted on November 5, 2010 at 6:04 am (#

    I love it!

  4. Leslie posted on November 5, 2010 at 6:09 am (#

    Not the biggest glitter fan but I love these and might try them this morning!! great idea and love the colors your chose! i am LOVING all these easy crafts!! Did you also make the picture in the middle?? Cute cute mantle!!

  5. The Nowell's posted on November 5, 2010 at 6:09 am (#

    I love this as well and can't wait to do it. I would love to get that Christmas subway art too – is there a download for it?

  6. MrsJoseph posted on November 5, 2010 at 6:28 am (#

    GAH! Everything about this post is right. Love that print at the end! Where is that from?

  7. Sawdust and Paperscraps posted on November 5, 2010 at 6:50 am (#

    OOh, I love those glittery trees. Love that subway art too!

  8. Chrissy posted on November 5, 2010 at 6:55 am (#

    How gorgeous!! I love them…all…and I love the colors!! The last picture is beautiful!!!
    Thanks for sharing! I will make these!!

  9. ellie g posted on November 5, 2010 at 7:08 am (#

    For real? You three? I LOVE these. I have been eying some glitter-ish trees at Target for like, 3 years now. And they're so expensive!! Just a heads up…I WILL be copying this in some way. (and I just showed the photo to my husband and tried to beg to add teal to our Christmas this year. He insists that only Red and Green are okay. He didn't say no….that's a start) You are the best!!

    • Sarthak posted on May 22, 2012 at 2:46 am (#

      That canvas is so betuaiful! You are seriously so talented. I can’t wait to see what this new move brings for you. I think doing the Heather Carson thing is the best way to go!

  10. Jenglamgirl posted on November 5, 2010 at 7:42 am (#

    SO EASY and so dang cute. LOVeING THEM! well done! Jen

  11. apriljackson posted on November 5, 2010 at 8:40 am (#

    So, so cute!!! Thanks for sharing….can't wait to make some:) Can you please, please share where you got the subway art? LOVE it and looks so cute with the trees!

  12. lArZ posted on November 5, 2010 at 8:49 am (#

    I LOVE them! I am a glitter freak!! Thanks so much for the idea. I too would like to know if the subway art is for download? that would be awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Beth McC. posted on November 5, 2010 at 11:05 am (#

    I love this!! I love the artwork!! Where can I find that???

  14. The Foster Family posted on November 5, 2010 at 11:47 am (#

    I'm with everyone else. Love the trees and the subway art. Where did you get it? I love it!!

  15. lisawitt posted on November 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm (#

    that is too cute and too easy, my kind of craft! I also love the subway art!!!

  16. Becky posted on November 5, 2010 at 3:51 pm (#

    I love it!!! Love the art too. Where can we find the art?

  17. connorandmaddiesmom posted on November 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm (#

    I love the trees so so cute!
    where can I get the subway art?

  18. Debbie posted on November 5, 2010 at 6:35 pm (#

    I love those trees, I too would like to know where to find the subway art?

  19. posted on November 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm (#

    Love, love, LOVE!!! Can't wait to make some!

    Heather from WhipperBerry

  20. Kasie posted on November 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm (#

    I LOVE theses trees! These are the EXACT colors I have in my Christmas decor!!!! I'm so going to make these! And yes… is that subway art available somewhere? I would love to add it to the collection!!! Thanks for such an amazing tutorial!

  21. Amanda Dale posted on November 6, 2010 at 7:03 am (#

    What a fantastic and simple idea!!! Can't wait to try this! I wonder how it would look with giant glittered pine cones on top of the candle sticks? Thanks for the tutorial!

  22. TidyMom posted on November 6, 2010 at 7:46 am (#

    FABULOUS girls!! nice and easy..right up my alley! I'm going to have to make some of these!!

  23. Jennifer posted on November 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm (#

    I,too, have fallen for the framed subway art! Where might it be found?

  24. Kathy posted on November 7, 2010 at 8:46 am (#

    So nice -I love these trees-I am going to make this for our mantel -It gives such a great impact without too much fuss :-)

  25. Vonda posted on November 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm (#

    Love this idea!!

  26. Katrine posted on November 10, 2010 at 11:56 am (#

    So pretty and fun!

  27. Heather - posted on November 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm (#

    Fun project, girls! I'll be linking up at Dollar store Crafts this weekend!

  28. nicole posted on November 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm (#

    Could you please also let me know where to find the subway art piece? the finished mantel looks great!

  29. Gina @ MoneywiseMoms posted on November 13, 2010 at 4:29 pm (#

    I love seeing those Dollar Tree candlesticks used in new ways. Great job, ladies!

  30. KatieB posted on November 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm (#

    LOVE it all!! I too would love to know where to get the Christmas subway art?!! Great Job y'all!

  31. sarah posted on November 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm (#

    So cute! most of these items are at my local $ store! yea!!

  32. The Wife In Her New Life posted on November 19, 2010 at 9:48 am (#

    LOVE this project!

  33. Dorangela posted on November 20, 2010 at 7:56 pm (#

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful idea! Cant wait to make these. How did you print the subway art to the correct size? thanks

  34. Nicole posted on November 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm (#

    Is anyone else having trouble getting the link to the subway art to open? It won't open for me. :(

  35. Kelly posted on November 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm (#

    I tried this craft today. Made a silver, gold and green tree. So pretty!! The only problem is the glitter. It still comes off on my hands when I pick it up.
    I haven’t glued the bases on yet, mostly because I can’t pick the cones up yet. It’s been a 10 hours since I glued the glitter on.
    Does anyone know a way to keep the glitter from constantly coming off?

  36. Katie posted on November 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm (#

    LOVE the glitter tree idea! I was just thinking about wanting to make something like this! great job ladies!!!

    • Nabil posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm (#

      Thank you for sending the paper plate Shamrock art disgen. You taught me something new. I printed it out, and I will always use it. The children will continue to be grateful to you.

  37. Kristan Anne posted on December 7, 2010 at 7:58 am (#

    We don't do glitter in our house, but they're gorgeous! I never thought to spray paint clear glass white. Thanks for the tip!

  38. Kristan Anne posted on December 7, 2010 at 7:59 am (#

    @Nicole – the subway art wouldn't open for me either. :(

  39. Heidi posted on December 11, 2010 at 7:39 am (#

    love the whole display – well done!

  40. Alison posted on November 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm (#

    Are these messy, like does the glitter get everywhere where ever you put them?

  41. dianne burgess posted on December 8, 2011 at 8:17 am (#

    these trees are absolutely gorgeous, also where did you get the sign, it looks wonderful

  42. Kim posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:03 am (#

    Just got finished making these, they are AWESOME!
    Love them!!!!!!
    Thank You!!

  43. Chrissy O posted on November 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm (#

    I did these tonight! Love them…question? How do I keep the glitter on? Did I leave too much on? I sprayed, coated and sprayed and coated. Should I do a final spray over all my trees? And let dry again?