Tabletop Christmas Tree Craft

tabletop christmas tree craft pearls

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!

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40 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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!

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