DIY Centerpiece Glitter Trees
Tree Forms (I used one taller and two shorter forms)
Glitter Yarn (I was able to make all three trees with only one roll or yarn) I show three different yarns in the picture above to show some different yarns that would be pretty as a wrapped tree.
Round wood circles for the bases of the trees (I stacked two circles together for two of the trees, and only one on the other – to create different height trees)
Fabric to cover the trees if your forms are greenHot Glue Gun and GlueLittle Bells or other embellishments for the tops of the trees
Glitter Tape (American Craft brand)Gold Spray Paint (I used Rustoleum’s Pure Gold)
• My forms were green so I had to cover them with white material first, just in case the form showed through the yarn. If you have white forms, you can skip this step.
• Then I started wrapping the tree forms. I hot glued the end of the yarn to the bottom of the tree form and started wrapping. As I wrapped, I pushed the yarn down to the bottom of the tree.
• I just kept wrapping and pushing down until I got to the top of the tree. Then I cut the yarn and glued the end to the top of the tree. If you want to cover the very top of the tree, you can cut off a length of yarn and wind it in a small circle the size of the top of the tree and then add a little hot glue to the top of the tree form and attach the rolled yarn to the top.
For the full tutorial visit here: http://blog.homes.com/2013/11/diy-holiday-glitter-trees-tutorial-olioboard-tutorial/
Deb55097247 on Dec 02, 2021
Thank you for sharing this post. You trees are GREAT! I had made about 25 of different sizes of these yarn trees before I found the metallic yarn in gold& silver at Hobby Lobby. They also had other colors of metallic yarn. They make very expensive looking Christmas trees. I also found adhesive metallic stars that I put a toothpick in the middle& sandwich the TP between the stars. I then leave part of the toothpick showing or you could push it all the way in..whatever your preference. It looks great. I also put a dab of hot glue as I wind the yarn on it keeps a tight git that way. Lastly someone asked about hot glue melting the Styrofoam, I never had that problem with dollar store Styrofoam, or the 13" trees I got from Amazon. I then bought a smaller size from Amazonand those DID MELT! I am sorry I gave wrong info. I guess it depends on the density of your foam.
Thanks so much.