Love Trees….tutorial

Pink and glitter is what today’s project is all about. A fun display for Valentine’s day that has height, texture and color.

Materials: 
Styrofoam cones (3)
package of red rose petals ($1 store)
Mardi Gras Beads (8pk from $1 store)
Glitter
Hot glue gun
Spray adhesive
Spray paint – raspberry – cone
white – base
3 candlesticks

BEADED TREE
1. Cut necklace so it’s 1 long strand

2. Place a line of glue around the base and place beads. Repeat all the way around continuing up to the top adding other strands as necessary. (Styrofoam will melt a bit under the hot glue so apply lightly with thin streams of glue.) I used 6 necklaces for this project. 

3. Spray Paint in color desired. I used a Raspberry pink. 
(**extra step – While it was still wet I sprinkled a small amount of pink glitter over it)
ROSE TREE
1. Position 1 petal near the bottom of the cone so it hangs over the bottom edge slightly. Glue into place. Place a 2nd petal so it overlaps the 1st a bit. Glue into place and repeat for a complete row.
Start 2nd row so petal covers 1/2 of petal below it. Glue and repeat this process until the cone is covered.

 Place 1 petal on top and glue down around the sides.

(**extra step – because I was going for a pink theme with my 3 trees I lightly sprayed my finished tree with the Raspberry spray paint. this created a fun mix of reds and pinks. While it was still wet, I sprinkled a small amount of my pink glitter on it.)

GLITTER TREE
1. Spray with adhesive glue. Sprinkle glitter over the entire cone. Let dry.

FINISHING UP
1. Glue 3 candlesticks to the bottom of the cones. I thrifted some brass skinny candlesticks and spray painted them white. 
Arrange on a shelf, table or mantel!

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Comments

  1. This is too funny! I JUST posted a tutorial and how to make a Rose Petal Tree (sans the glitter). I guess great minds think alike!!

  2. These are all so pretty!!

  3. Great ideas!! I don’t usually decorate for valentine’s day, but this year I might have to with all these beautiful tutorials in blog land! Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love these so much I featured them at thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com

    Gorgeous!!

    ~jan

  5. These are so cute! I am a new follower I found you on a crafty soiree. I would love it if you followed back!

  6. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree. I love your trees, I’d never have thought to use rose petals that way and I really like how each one has a bit of glitter! The spray painted candlestick holders look really good painted white.

  7. So elegant and fun! Where did you get the candle sticks? Love your blog!

  8. Thanks Carli! I actually thrifted those. They were a set of 5 for super cheap 🙂

  9. so cute!! love it!

  10. Great trees. I just too apart a tree I made for Christmas and ws going to gliter it for Valentine’s day. I’m glad I read that you used spray adhesve. I think I would have used regular glue and I’m sure it would have been a mess.

  11. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 Jan 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  12. I will be showing this off on Random Crafty Georgia Girl. Please stop by and grab a featured button.
    -Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl

  13. These are really great trees. Thank you for the tutorial.

  14. This project will be on Random Crafty Georgia Girl tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this cute idea!

  15. Thank you for linking to my hodgepodge party! Love it! Wanted to let you know that I featured this on my wrap-up.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

  16. This is some kind of awesome 🙂 Love all the sparkles!

    I am stopping by from TGC Would love to have you take a look at my project, too : )

    http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/

  17. I love the glitter too! They’re all so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll be linking in the next Valentine Roundup.

  18. So Cute! Would love for you to add to my Thursday Treasure Party:

    http://thetreasurista.blogspot.com/p/treasuristas-thursday-treasures-come.html

  19. Pretty pretty!

  20. These are soo adorable! Love that trees don’t have to be for just Christmas anymore! Great upgrade! thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!

  21. Love these! Thanks so much for sharing! I featured them on my new blog here: http://modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com/2011/02/few-of-my-favorite-tutorials.html
    They are so cute!

  22. These are adorable! I’ve featured you on Craft Gossip here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-valentine-project-ideas/

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

  23. Such a versatile crafty project. My mind is reeling with ideas of what other items you could use.

  24. wooow,thisis a great project!!!

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