Tabletop Christmas Tree Craft

My hands are covered with burns from the hot glue gun, but it’s time to showoff:

Doesn’t it look store-bought?  I saw a similiar one at a store for $40, and I knew I could do it for much cheaper. So while wandering the aisles of Michael’s this evening…I stumbled across these little beauties in the holiday section.

A mere 50 cents a bunch (they were 50% off). So I bought ten bunches.

Cutting these down is great while you watch show on your DVR.

Remember my spray-painted paper trees from earlier this evening?
(If not, check out the other tree here The Glitter Damask Tree)

So with a little hot glue…

I began to work in circles, repeating the pattern: white, silver, and sparkled.
After 20 minutes, I finished.
*edited to add in late 2012
{I would recommend using E6000 glue.  After being in storage with my other holiday decorations, many of the pearls  separated from the cone.  Hot glue isn’t a good choice.  Be sure to use ventillation with E6000, as it’s stinky!

It was a bit time-consuming, but now, I finally have the decor I’ve been pining after for the past few months. Hope this inspires you to do the same!

Comments

  1. Casey says:

    Hi, I found your blog through Trendy Treehouse! I am not following you! I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend.

    http://caseysgoodlife.com

  2. That is so beautiful!

    I just found your blog through one of the Friday Blog Hops! Have a great weekend.

    Amanda @ http://nutritionistreviews.com/

  3. I am your new follower. Would love for you to follow back!

  4. Tammy says:

    This is going to be my next project! I love it…thank you for sharing…and I DVR Nate, too! I will post pics on my blog and post a link to give you credit after I finish my tree, if thats ok.

  5. momnivore says:

    Tammy-

    Can’t wait to see it…Michaels had all of those stems dirt cheap last night. Thanks for crediting me back. Be sure to link it up to my Creative Juice Party if you finish it this weekend!

    xoxo
    nicolette

  6. Wow~ Love how that came out! It is beautiful, it definitely looks store bought and elegant and so worth all that work!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  7. {Erin} says:

    You are WAY craftier than me!!

    …just wanted to let you know this will be my new blog address:
    http://monster-files.blogspot.com/ (the old one is up until the end of the year, but I’ll be posting in the new one effective immediately.)

  8. Tammy says:

    Your tree has a little sister! Check her out here……http://tammyssweetspot.blogspot.com/2010/12/this-cute-little-tree-is-another.htmlre…tried to link it to your party…not sure if it worked

  9. I Love that, Very Clever…. Thanks for Sharing
    Cheryl

  10. M.O.T.B says:

    Looks beeeautiful! You did a great job, hope your burns heal soon:)

  11. Michelle says:

    Very pretty! It does look store bought…great job! :)

  12. Melissa says:

    Wow! That is gorgeous!

  13. Very cute and yes it does look store bought… Well done!

  14. Very cute! I looks very elegant!

  15. I found those little branches and bobbles too and almost used them on my tree topper! This looks gorgeous, nice work!

  16. Jen says:

    Very pretty! Love it!

  17. This is so great. I would have never though about cutting apart a pick. It looks so good.

  18. Love it! So pretty. The different shades of silver are just gorgeous.

  19. I love it! Another craft I don’t have time to do. :)

  20. Erin says:

    I love it how it turned out!!! And I love crafts I can do while watcing TV. :)

  21. Amanda says:

    Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/25-christmas-tree-crafts/

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

  22. I love this! What girl wouldn’t love pearls and diamonds and glitz? Very festive!

  23. Angie says:

    It came out gorgeous!!! :)

    Found you on TT&J.. I would love for you to link this up at my new linky party! :) http://www.littleinspiration.com/2011/12/create-and-inspire-linky-party.html

    Thanks!
    Angie from A Little Inspiration

  24. Mariaelena says:

    so pretty…you did good…happy wknd!, Mariaelena

  25. Amanda says:

    I absolutely LOVE these! My dining room is silver/gold for Christmas and needs THIS tree! Just posted candy trees similar to these and have one form leftover…hmmm…think I know what I will make!

  26. Tenille says:

    This turned out so cute. THanks for sharing.
    I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://www.junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

  27. This is beautiful and it looks amazingly expensive! I’ve seen these and then the price tags and kept walking. I would love to make one of these for next year!! Maybe at the end of the season, I’ll hit the store and see what I can find. I love your blog–from food to crafts, it’s awesome. My awesome neighbor, Tina sent me here. We both have a passion for feeding our kids healthy things, so thank you for your posts!!!! –Roxanne

  28. Crystal says:

    I LOVE these! I just made some silver trees. I just couldn’t get myself to buy three at the prices I’ve seen in store. I seriously like yours so much more!

  29. love love!! any color would be soo cute!!

  30. Barb says:

    So so pretty!

  31. nicolette- this is awesome! And, you got the cones at Michaels last year? ALready a follower, xo laura

  32. Pretty and sparkly, I like it! Use Popsicle sticks with the hot glue so u don’t burn your little fingers!

  33. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  34. Heidi Rew says:

    Gorgeous! Your gluegun glue covered fingers were worth it…this is beautiful! Great job! :-)

  35. Cindy says:

    Love it!! Found you by Centsational Girl.

  36. Fantabulous! I love the silver and white. I just might have to drag my glue gun out. Thanks for sharing! Jules

  37. This is real real cute!

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