Glittery TP Tube Christmas Trees

$.25
20 Minutes
Easy
I think I've mentioned my love affair with toilet paper tubes in the past. I get a thrill coming up with new ideas for reusing them in crafty ways. And if it involves glitter, than all the better!
For the holidays, I turned a bakers dozen TP tubes into darling little Christmas trees, especially perfect for decorating with Putz houses and bottle brush trees.
The first step is to draw and cut out this pattern; then trace it onto a TP tube that's been cut down the side.
Next you'll apply a bead of hot glue down the scored edge, curve the other side around, and press it down on the hot glue. (Note: this takes a little finesse. You might want to work your tube into the cone shape before applying the glue.)
Once you've made your cone, it's time to paint and glitter.
I chose pastels, like pink and aqua, to match my Putz houses, but you can paint them any color you like.
After your paint dries, it's time for the fun to begin--glitterizing! Apply an even coat of Modge Podge to your cone and sprinkle on some extra fine white or crystal glitter and your tree should look like the pink one above.
For more detailed instructions and a step-by-step on how to make trunks for your trees, pop on over to my blog. Merry Christmas!


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  • S. Miller S. Miller on Dec 15, 2015
    I love your trees! They are so adorable. Could you tell me where you bought your putz buildings?

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  • Sandy Hartnett Sandy Hartnett on Dec 25, 2015
    Very nice look! Hugs

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 01, 2017
    “Putz” is a new word to me. I guess it’s somebody’s name. But I have several glitter churches and a few similar trees. I think I can make cone trees by following these directions. And I have some saved 4 oz. and 8 oz. milk/juice cartons and a clean broth carton I could paint and glitter to go with this display. Thanks for a cute and complete scene that we can make. 😇🍁

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    • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 04, 2017
      Thank you. I have heard the word in movies and tv used as a Yiddish derogatory term. I’m glad it has another meaning. 😇🍁

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