Have you seen those gorgeous glass beaded trees? The ones like they have at Frontgate for $129.00 for the set of 3 (on sale from $179!). I wanted them SO badly! I love natural materials for decorating, but sometimes you just can’t beat glitz and glamour! I do love me some sparkle!!
So I decided to try my hand at making the cones myself. I found this great tutorial online for making the cones out of poster board and I made 3 cones of varying height in no time! They weren’t difficult, and didn’t have to be perfect, since they would be covered with gorgeous sparkle!
and seed beads in both silver and iridescent:
I used a foam brush to apply the Mod Podge as thick as it would go (the brush in photo above didn’t leave a thick enough coating of MP). Then all I did was combine the beads in a pyrex cup and, holding over a piece of poster board, gently shook beads over the cones, turning as I went. I did the tops first and let dry, then went back and did the bottoms.
After covering each cone with beads, I shook the excess from the poster board back into the pyrex cup. About a pound of beads should be enough to do three trees this size. After the Mod Podge has fully cured (like a day or so), I will spray with a sealer spray to help prevent any bead loss. I am so thrilled with the finished product!
This project came in at under $20 for all three trees! And I absolutely LOVE them!!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!