Quick and easy Sequin Christmas Trees are one of the most fun Christmas decorations you can make for your home or to give as a gift!
Grab some styrofoam trees, some pins, some sequins, a couple of jingle bells and a good movie… let’s make these pretty trees!
While these trees are inexpensive and easy, they are a bit time consuming. Pinning every single sequin in, individually, can take about 1/2 hour to 1 hour- but it’s pretty mindless, so do it while watching your favorite tv show or a movie! Also, I’d recommend waiting until the little ones are in bed before working with so many pins.
The concept is really very easy- pin the sequins in to the tree! Most sequins you find at the craft store will have a small hole in either the center or at the top. Pin directly through the sequin into the tree- and do that a zillion more times. I made sure there weren’t any spaces by overlapping the sequins.
When done, you will have a little empty space on top like a peak of a mountain. With a little hot glue, add a few different sized jingle bells (sold conveniently right next to sequins at most craft stores), and you are done!
The texture of these trees is absolutely lovely up close. They look really expensive- I have seen similar trees in boutiques for over $30 a piece! They look wonderful near tealights and twinkle lights- the light shines off in beautiful ways.
Please keep checking in on the Sweet C’s Blog until Christmas for more fun- the Give Great Gifts series has some awesome crafts, shopping guides and guest posts still to come! Sign up to follow Sweet C’s via google friend connect, or through my RSS feeds!
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I’ve linked your sparkling topiaries on our blog, http://www.craftsncoffee.wordpress.com. Thank you for sharing these beauties! Sharon
Amy @ Positively Splendid
I love the dimension from the sequins! What a great idea. I linked these to a lineup on my blog of my favorite topiary tree tutorials today. Thanks for inspiring! http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/11/by-dozen-topiary-christmas-trees.html
these are beautiful. I almost bought something similar at Home Goods
Abbie (Five days...5 ways)
Wow! These are fantastic! I love the simplicity with the bling! I’m your newest follower and would love for you to stop by my neck of the woods for a visit! : )
Such pretty, sparkly topiaries! You’re right, these will look beautiful in the candlelight. I know they took you a lot of time to make. Thank you for sharing and for creating with STYROFOAM Brand Foam.
These are so festive and pretty!
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Those are darling! So glad you linked up with us!
I love this idea! You are so very creative! Thanks for sharing @ Show & Share, I will be featuring this tomorrow!