Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Christmas DIY

Instead of buying a foam cone from the craft store you can make your own. Just grab a paper or plastic cup to use as the base and card stock paper. I saw this on a Pinterest link:

I did not take a picture of this but before I wrapped my tree with the silver tinsel, I wrapped it around with aluminum foil. I used a hot glue gun to glue the tinsel.

I used 2 mini tinsels and each cost $1.00. I still have plenty left over tinsel for another project. I already had a roll of tulle in my craft box. Total cost for this project: $2.00
I wanted to make another tree using red glitter. This time I used a smaller cup and red card stock

This tree actually came out a little bit better. Fill in any gaps with scraps of remaining card stock

Don't worry about the seams because they will be hidden

Modpodge, glitter, shoebox lid, spoon and foam brush is all you need.

This is my second layer of glitter I am adding.
Again I forgot to take picture of the first steps:/
I applied modpodge all over the tree with the foam brush. I spooned glitter all over the tree. I let it set for about 3 minutes. I applied more modpodge over the glitter but this time a little bit more thicker ( as you can see in the picture). Lastly, I added more glitter. Set aside to dry. Don't forget to pour the remaining glitter back into the bottle.Very little glitter is actually used for this project. I don't even think I used 1/4 of the bottle. I should have checked my craft bag before I left to the store. I had a jar of red,green and silver glitter in there.
Total cost of this project: $1.47 for the glitter

Hobby Lobby had a sale on their unfinished wooded letters so I bought the letter "P" and green glitter.

I made quite a mess with the red tree and decided to try glittering it another way. Note to self: Don't Modpodge on top of paper, project will stick to it.

I applied a thin coat of Modpodge all over the letter. I poured modpodge on a plate and mixed the glitter into it. It looked really thick and clumpy. I did not think it was going to work. I grabbed my foam brush and started painting it on and it applied very nicely.

I really wanted to make sure that the green was going to show so poured more glitter on top of it.
Total cost:$3.00 for letter and glitter

These are my DIY's  for right now. If I do more I will post them.
All I need to do is add a few more things and it will look complete.

If you look hard enough you probably have everything you need for these crafts in your home. Thanks for stopping by♥


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