Monday, December 12, 2011

Glittered 3D Christmas Trees

 I admit it.  I addicted to glitter! But sometimes it can be really messy, especially in a big job.  So when I read about Krylon Glitter Blast, I knew I had to try it.  Yesterday's project was a example of using the product lightly to just "frost" plastic.  Today's project is an example of opaque.
I have a video tutorial for you today.  If you prefer to learn by pictures please continue on, otherwise enjoy the video.
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I started by painting these cone paper mache trees from Michaels.
I then went outside and spray the trees with Krylon Glitter Blast. I then allowed them to dry.
I love this Glitter Blast! it comes in many colors and does not "fall" off as most glitter does as time goes by.  I have found them at Michaels and Joann in the spray paint section. They run about $8 per can but you can always use a coupon.
Next I prepared my paper.  I printed all the paper used in the trees from my Imagine using Christmas Wish.  I really like the whimsical feel of this pattern.  I chose various patterns, making sure to choose ones that are small in detail, since I knew I would be cutting into it. I also printed the front and back so my cuts would look complete when I applied them to the tree.
Next I cut the printed paper into these diamond shapes from Jasmine Cricut Cartridge. They are sized at 1.0, 1.25, and 1.5 inches.  I ended up cutting 6 sheets of these diamonds. I lost count around 250 diamonds for the 3 trees.
Next I unlisted the help of my husband.  I began rolling and curing each end (lengthwise) around a pen.  We were rolling about 4-5 at a time.
Once all the rolling was done, I began adhering the diamonds to the trees, starting at the bottom moving upwards; going from largest to smallest to create a cascading effect. I used hot glue to adhere the diamonds.
Here they are completed! Large (blue one).
Medium (pink)
 Small (green)
They have such great dimension! I am so in love with them, I made myself a set too since these are for my mom.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  Below is the free Gypsy File for download.
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124 comments:

Debbie said...

Love the tree such detail and patience you have shown on this project
thanks
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SherriB said...

Another amazing idea. Your trees turned out so nice. I think I'm gonna have to go out and get some of that Glitter Blast!

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Look around the corner said...

Love to see it, but man what a job.

You can be real proud that you made theese lovely trees.

Evelin

jessica said...

Your trees turned out amazing!! Love all the little "leaves"
Beautiful job!!
TFS
jessica
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JaniceA said...

Beautiful, Elizabeth. You always come up with the best projects! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Season. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Amy said...

These are soooo cool! I am a glitter girl myself so I can relate! I love how the Krylon worked- and clever idea for the tree "diamonds". Love it and thanks for the tutorial! :)Amy
http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Jill Angel said...

This is phenomenal! I have alot of patience but I don't think I could cut all those diamonds but the results were worth it. I need to get that glitter spray after your last two posts!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Houses Built of Cards said...

What an AMAZING project!!! LOVE the glitter!!!

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Dawn, RI said...

You must have the patience of a crafting saint. I dont think I could sit thru such small detail. might be able to make a small one but not 6. Love this trio
of trees. I also love glitter and will have to try some Glitter Blast. TFS.
Dawn RI

DI Britton said...

I think the trees are beautiful. I shall save these instructions for future use. Don't think I will have time befor Christmas, but looks like a good Januarynproject.

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness, these trees are sooo cute. They look like a lot of time to put together, but that is not going to deter me, going to give this a try. Merry Christmas.
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Heather DG said...

Oh so much work but with a beautiful payoff!! They look fab - thanks for sharing!!

As a fellow glitter lover I've been wondering how well the spray glitter works - thanks for letting us know...now I'll have to go get some!

~ Lori ~ said...

WOW! That is an amazing project! Wonderful!

Pamela said...

Wow! I've never been the first person to make a comment anywhere before. I think your trees are a great idea and after watching the video and seeing your snowflake luminaries yesterday, I have now become an email follower of your blog!

Beatrice Lawson said...

How cool - I have to go buy that spray, love what you did. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the giveaway.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration - have to try that spray!!

Betsy said...

These trees are so pretty! I'm thinking this would be a great project for my high school after school program students to work on as a fund-raiser next Christmas! It's definitely easy enough, and I think they'd really enjoy doing it!

Paper Memories4u said...

Love the trees! How wonderful you could use paper to match the decor in the room your making them for. LOVE THIS!! Thanks for sharing. Dana - papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Michelle said...

What a beautiful project. And so time consuming!
I'm glad you were able to have your husband help you AND watch TV all at the same time.

missstamper said...

The trees are awesome!

Amanda said...

Really fantastic! I like how you used non-traditional Christmas colors.

Terria said...

Very Creative love the trees!!

JuPooh65 said...

These trees are simply amazing! Incredible! The work you put into this is crazy, but the outcome is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. :D

Cynthia B. said...

Love this project, and I love glitter! Thanks for the tip about Krylon Glitter Blast!

Deneen said...

These are beautiful! Love how they turned out. I have already put the glitter spray on my list to buy. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

cdm317 said...

Beautiful! Love the Glitter Blast you used!

Nanette said...

It's great that your husband was willing to help you. The trees are very pretty. I wish I had more hours in the day to make things like this!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Anne's said...

These trees are amazing!! This would be a great idea for my husband Holiday Party to put on the food table. Thank you.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these trees are great. What a great idea for decorating. TFS.

NinaDee said...

These turned out beautifully..thanks for sharing your talent. ninadee@sbcglobal.net

Orlie said...

This is really Great !!!!!! I love your thinking out of the box shall we say. keep it up.

surfnfroggie said...

I really love your trees! I just got to get the glitter blast and I can't add this project to my lonnng list of things to do!surfnfroggie at aol.com

Miranda said...

Elizabeth! These trees are awesome! Thanks for the video!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Kards by Kathi said...

Log time follower and look forward to receiving your emails announcing new projects. It does give me inspiration. I will file these trees away for next year and will get some of that glitter spray. BTW I would LOVE to win the cart.

Phyllis Houser said...

These trees are so beautiful yet you make them look so easy to do! Love seeing how to use new products and I will definitely have to try the Krylon Glitter Blast.

SugarBear said...

Beautiful tree . . . looks wonderful and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Curtis said...

Gorgeous Christmas trees. Love the sparkle from the Glitter Blast! The diamond shape is perfect for covering the trees....totally love this project!!!

Just A Pac Rat said...

The trees are lovely and I love the look of the spray paint. TFS

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Bobby said...

These trees are adorable. I always make ornaments for my grandkids each year and this may be next year's if the cones come small enough.

spelsue said...

Great trees. I don't know if my husband would be happy to help curl all those pieces!

Crystal said...

Love the 3D trees! I hadn't thought about using paper mâché cones so I tried the same idea w/ white styrofoam cones & had to cover ever single inch. Your project is much easier & more appealing to the eye. I just found your blog, subscribed & am following you on pinterest. Thanks for putting great ideas out here for we poor saps who are design challenged!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow these are beautiful. Love the color and the detail is amazing. TFS

lighthouse said...

These trees are amazing! Looks like I'm going to have to try some of that Glitter Blast.

Donna (lighthouse@bedardphoto.com

Kris said...

Clever girl! I love those trees! You can never have to much glitter ;0)

Kris in Alaska
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nancy said...

Very nice, and looks like you put a ton of work into it. They would bereally pretty above a fire place----Thanks Nancy mtbootleggerz@msn.com

Tammy B. said...

Very cute! I love the whismy looking decorations. The colors are perfect for my house this year! Thanks for the ideas. Now I have another place to follow & scrap lift ideas from! Happy Holidays!

Bast said...

Those are amazing! Love those trees! Thanx for the info. I will have to go search for a can of Glitter Blast!

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Sandy said...

What a great idea. I am going to need that glitter blast.

CutAndGlue said...

Wow! I love those trees, what a creative idea! I also love your blog, I just found it today (via Everyday Cricut), and I'm so happy I stumbled upon your little treasure of a blog :)

Mary K Ware

Bunnyfreak said...

Hadn't heard of this glitter spray. Looks cool.

Cricut Chao said...

Amazing project! lots of details, love how they turn out.

Chao

cmouber@hotmail.com

LindaL said...

Love these trees! Can't wait to give this technique a try.

DonnaSue said...

Simply beautiful! Love the color combinations.

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

Love the detail!! Super cute idea!!

Jamie
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Oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

Gingercopen said...

Beautiful trees! I simply love them! Thank you so much for sharing!

redjanfan said...

so pretty, must add Krylon Glitter Spray to my craft list for Micheal's

Rebecca White said...

Beautiful project- I am so glad I was able to find your blog becuase of your guesting at everyday cricut.

Sue D said...

Fabulous trees and thanks for sharing about Glitter blast. I am a follower.
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kimberly said...

Beautiful trees. Your mom is going to live them!

Pat P said...

What a cute idea...and what a lot of work! I am sure your mom will love these.
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Pkrausen said...

how cute, I love it!
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Sanguinartears said...

Cute trees. They must have really taken some time to create. They turned out really great!

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth, these xmas trees are about the most beautiful decorations I have ever seen. Very seldom do I see something that I just have to scraplift immediately but these are one of them. I am going to make some sets for my daughter-in-laws for next xmas. I am just out of time this year so I will have all year to do them. Love that new glitter paint. I love glitter but I don't love it all over myself and everything in my house. pattiew@bresnan.net

Nic-e said...

Really beautiful. Your mom is going to love these. Thanks for your posts and videos.

Sara said...

I love these trees! I would love the calligraphy collection cartridge! Please pick me!

barbp said...

Another cute decoration & I'm really loving that Glitter Blast spray. Your hubby is a good man for helping out. :)

Kay said...

Wow...what beautiful trees, but can't imagine all the work going into them:)

TFS

Merry Christmas!!

Linda said...

Lovely trees! gotta get me some of that Glitter Blast!

SiskiyouSue said...

Wow! There is a lot you could do with that Glitter Blast. What a great idea!

Donna said...

Love the trees, lots of work but as beautiful as they are I know it is worth it. Love the glitter spray. Thanks so much for sharing this great project.

Donna C.
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Lillian Child said...

These trees look great in clusters and I love that you can use ANY color combinations and they still turn out beautifully!

I am already a follower of your delightful blog.

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Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

Sage said...

I was wondering about the Glitter Blast, thanks for sharing your opinions and creations..those trees are beautiful!

Gayla said...

Gorgeous!

Rosemarie said...

So so pretty!

Moira said...

These are so cool. I'm going on a hunt for Glitter Blast!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

ScrappyChick said...

love them...and I think you just introduced me to my new favorite product GLITTER BLAST...oh my I have to find it.

Thanks for the chance to win.

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luvtosew said...

These trees are so nice. Thanks for sharing this technique and what you can do with Glitter Blast.

Cricut Crazy said...

Lovin these cone trees!! And the kryon glitter spray?? Must of been a woman on the panel that day!! hehe

Thanks for the great ideas!!

elizabeth s said...

Wow! You have patience :) Your trees are wonderful - love the glitter!

Mickey's Craft World said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND CREATIVE IDEA..
LOVE IT!!

MICKEY

mickeysworld01@comcast.net

Martha galvez said...

OMG!! When I first saw these I thought, that's too hard, but now looking at the pics and reading how you made these, this is possible! Thank you so muchfor sharing your step by steps. Helps alot. pattig161@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

OMG, how cute those are!!! You are so creative!!!! Chelle
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SeaTF said...

Wow! Those are amazing. And I can't believe your husband helped you :) Thanks for sharing

beetlebugmart said...

Very cool! I will have to make some. I need some of that Glitter Blast!

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Karen HB (enderrud@xxxxxxxxxxxx.com) said...

Those trees are SO COOL!! I love glitter. I may just attempt this project.

jordanbev5 said...

I love your beautiful trees! Really beautiful colors and the shapes are so eye catching!!

Zituska said...

This is amazing! I have a lot of patience, but I don't think I have the time to cut all those diamonds. I need to buy that glitter spray for sure. ;)

howo34 said...

Goodness these are such a good idea!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Wow, what an amazing project. Love the glitter and what a clever idea with the diamonds. The pink is gorgeous as well! Love it!

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Tracy P. said...

These look like a bit of work for me, but the end result would be worth it if they even closely resemble your trees! Simply beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

cheryl said...

I love the Glitter Blast spray. I used it for projects before and it always comes out nice. Love the Christmas trees@

Andrea said...

Love this. I made something similar with curled strips but I am missing the glitter which is a MUST!

Anonymous said...

I love the texture of these trees. I bet they grab the light and look dazzling. Good to know about the glitter blast. Last time I sprayed styrofoam it melted!!!

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Brenda said...

Very nice project. This looks like it would take me a lot of time. Thanks for sharing

DebJoAl said...

Great ideas for greankids to make! Love it!

lindagk23 said...

Elizabeth these are so beautiful! I love these trees! Thank you so much for sharing!
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newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love the trees so much patience to put them together . Love all the glitter
Marilyn

Unknown said...

Beautiful!

mam said...

You must have a lot of patience to do this kind of work...love the trees! TFS

Tammy Jones said...

I just keep going back and looking a these trees! They are so pretty. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Sandy Ference said...

I thought these would look beautiful for a table decoration, but so time comsuming. Don't know if I have the patience, but love that you do!
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Appleblsom13 said...

Elizabeth, these trees are sooo cute. I'm going to follow your blog. You are very creative, Thanks for the ideas!

mary mac said...

Love love love the trees, Elizabeth.

Tasha said...

I love decorating for Christmas and those are a perfect way to decorate. I would have never thought of an idea like that. Very talented.

maggie klein said...

I have got to get some of that glitter blast. Your trees are beautiful,I love the colors.TFS!

Momof4inArlington said...

You have so much patience! I think I'll try this on a smaller scale. I won't be able to acquire the Glitter Blast, but I'm sure I can improvise!

centralNYscrapper said...

You tree is very cute. Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn said...

I love glitter. I must try some of this.

Rachel said...

I am new to the "Cricut" world and would love to win a cartridge to add to my tiny collection. Thanks for a chance to win!

marg0006 said...

What a fun idea to use pastel colors. This would make a super gift.Thanks for another cart. giveaway chance.
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Michelle said...

So pretty and very feminine. I wouldn't have the time or patience to do these.... I'd have to start them now for next year although they'd make wonderful gifts for people.

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Michelle
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ehbost said...

You must have the patience of a saint. Such intricacy! Love it!

just by lee said...

another awesome project!!! thanks for sharing - these would make a great giving project for nursing homes and the like...

Happyscrapin said...

Amazing tree! I love all the detail!

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lilscrappers said...

These are so detailed! Love them!

flipflopmom said...

WOW. That is so pretty. Thanks for sharing, although I am quite sure I'd never have the patience for it! Did make me want to go get some Glitter Blast, though!

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CLM-cindylu2u said...

What an inspiring ideal, the trees are fabulous!!!

littlen said...

wow. these look like you put a lot of work into them. very pretty. tfs. i'm a follower.
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Missie said...

LOVE IT! I really need to pick up some of that Glitter Blast!

ckeller219 said...

I would never have the patience for these, but they are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sandee B said...

I LOVE these tree's. They are beautiful! I'm excited to try making them. I just became a follower and can't wait to see more of your awesome talent! TFS!

Doris P. said...

stunning!! you must have a lot of patience LOL will have to try this!! parkernana5@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Very Cool!

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