You have to have a little sparkle in your Christmas, don’t you agree? Today’s Christmas topiary tutorial is all about the sparkle, and Rebekah Meier shares her tutorial for making a super-simple Glittered Christmas Topiary. In fact, this one is so simple, that you’ll find that the photo is a lot bigger than the instructions. (Just keep paging down, down, down for the tutorial.)
In this week’s cast of Christmas characters, the Glittered Christmas Topiary is pictured below on the right. If you follow along with this week’s tutorials, you’ll be able to craft this entire grove of tabletop trees by week’s end.
To make a Glittered Christmas Topiary, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cone, size of your choice (Rebekah used a 12” x 5” cone)
- Mod Podge or white craft glue
- Glitter (Rebekah used Antique Color Glitter from Martha Stewart)
- Small gold ornament
- Gold head pins
- Pearl head pins
- Tools needed: Scissors; paint brush; small box or box lid; wood dowel or chopstick (optional)
To make a Glittered Christmas Topiary:
1. Insert a wood dowel or chop stick into the bottom of the cone and use this as a handle while working on the cone (optional). Brush a thin, even coat of Mod Podge or white craft glue all over the cone. While still wet, sprinkle on glitter, turning the cone till it’s thoroughly covered in glitter. For easier clean up, work over a box or box lid while sprinkling on glitter. Let dry completely.
2. Brush Mod Podge or glue onto ornament and sprinkle with glitter while wet. Let dry.
3. Using tip of scissors, make a small hole in the top of the cone. Insert and glue the ornament into the hole.
4. Pin sequins onto the glittered cone using the gold head pins. Fill in with pearl head pins.
There are so many ways you could change up this Glittered Christmas Topiary. I think it would be beautiful in red glitter, and you could pin on pearls or crystal beads. Or, how about wrapping a gold ribbon around the tree for garland?
How would you dress up this glittered tree?