1.26.2011

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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24 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!!

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  2. 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.

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

    Gorgeous!!

    ~jan

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

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. Thanks Carli! I actually thrifted those. They were a set of 5 for super cheap :)

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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/

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

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

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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/

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

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  21. wooow,thisis a great project!!!

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