I think we all by now know that I like simple ideas just as much as complicated home decor ideas. Don’t get me wrong, a big time renovation is awesome and I enjoy them. However, no one can do that daily. I know I cannot. It is the simple, low cost, easy and quick home decor ideas that we all can do. This is no different, in the next few days I am going to be sharing 5 simple Christmas trees. Today is Adding the glitter. I shared my Christmas home tour on Sunday, you can see that here. It is all kinds of whimsy, fun, and has lots of glitter. I have somehow managed to mesh together rustic, nature and glitter. Not sure how, but it is working beautifully!
This project is a fun project for me, but is also sticking it to “the man” a little bit. Now, I adore shopping, in fact it is one of my hobbies. However, because I am into DIY and involved in the home decor blogging community I have seen what can be done to crafts, a home or project if done yourself. I have also seen the lower cost solutions for it all when done DIY style. I have noticed that in the stores glitter is big this season. There is glitter everything when it comes to holiday decor, I have seen many tree form decor items in stores all glittered up. The price does range but most I have seen is well over $30, for one tiny tree! For the tree form, glue and glitter for this project I spent less than $6 on all of this! Yep, talk about discount. So this is me letting others know, these little craft ideas are THE way to have your dream holiday home. All without having to break the bank, hide the loot from your husband or have buyers remorse.
All you need is some glitter, I chose a classy gold. Some glitter glue.
A tree form. This can be Styrofoam like I used, or a cylinder, wood, whatever. Also a paint brush is needed for the kind of glue I used.
My biggest advice I will give is pick your work space carefully. The cleanest and most organized person is going to have a mess once this project is done. I am a messy crafter and my dining room looked like I had the glitter flue and upchucked gallons of gold glitter. I put the glue on the tree form, using a paintbrush to paint the whole tree with glue. Then pour generously with glitter. If you think you have covered the tree, pour some more.
If you have three kids serenading you with Taylor Swifts “shake it off” whole doing it the whole process becomes a lot more fun. Guess how I know that? It was really that easy. Glue, shake, repeat. When I was done glitterizing this I shook the whole tree to see what glitter came off. I had a few bald spots that needed more glitter. Isn’t that the truth? We all just need more glitter!
I have a beautiful credenza that was I believe intended to be a dresser at some point, it is in the dining room so works as a credenza better. I found this baby for sale online for $35!
Anyways, this is where my 5 simple Christmas tree crafts are sitting.
I could have made a bunch of these glitter trees with different colored glitter and this would have been pure magic. Keeping the crafts and decor simple for Christmas is doable for sure.
Here is the full reveal of my 5 simple Christmas tree crafts. I will be sharing the full tutorial to each of them, along with the story of one of them being a big flop. I had to improvise when my initial plan would not work. Who knew that one of these Christmas trees would be so problematic? I can build a table, built in bunk beds and tile a laundry room floor. Give me a tree form and some crafts and I have something go wrong. Weird, but that is what happened.
I adore this little gaggle of 5 simple Christmas trees, they add just a little fun and pops of color to my dining room. I must say, the added touch of the gold glitter makes this whole space feel fun and festive, which is what the holidays are all about. This Christmas season I have been a crafting crazy lady. Is that something similar to the crazy cat lady? Except instead of a robe I have a tool belt full of glitter, tulle, twine, glue, and paints? Instead of being alone I am surrounded by kids because I am in a constant need to make projects, and kids love projects. So the crazy craft lady attracts the kids. Is that a thing? Did I just make it a thing?
Be sure you are following along through my email list or social media. It is the best way to stay up to date on what is going on around here, and hear more about my Crazy craft lady syndrome. It is a movement. You think I can start a hashtag trend? #crazycraftlady here we come, ready to take over the world!