This DIY Glass Bead Christmas Tree was such an easy DIY, which is my favorite kind. It only took a few inexpensive materials to achieve this look. I purchased my glass beads at Michaels Crafts, but I know they also sell similar beads at Dollar Tree, they may not have green though, but you could make this tree any color you'd like. I was going for a traditional look so I used the green.
DIY Glass Bead Christmas Tree
Anyway, I purchased this Wooden Hanging Christmas Tree at the Dollar store a few weeks ago with the intention of making something with it. There it sat for a while, until something sparked in my head and I knew what I wanted to do with it. Originally, I wanted to find some green sea glass and make something similar to this sea glass heart I made a while ago, but all the craft stores I went to were all out, or didn’t have any in the first place. So, I settled for these pretty glass beads/gems instead. Here are the supplies I used…
Glass Gems (found at Michael’s)
Wooden Christmas Tree (Dollar Tree)
First, I dumped out all the glass beads and separated them by color. There were not a ton of true green ones so I knew I would have to use the other colors too. By the way, these are all my favorite colors and I know I will probably use the left over beads for another project down the road.
Next, I started arranging the beads on the tree. Since there were not a ton of green ones I decided to make a pattern using the other colors too. I played around with them for a while until I was happy with the pattern. I used the smaller, blue ones as a 'garland' if you will.
Lastly, once I liked how it looked, I started gluing them to the tree. I think I used about 3 or 4 glue sticks for this project. It only took me about 1/2 hour to complete.
Pretty self explanatory and easy, am I right? Here is how mine came out. You, of course, could use any colors you'd live with any pattern you'd like.
I tried placing it in a few different places around my home. On one shelf in the living room.
Then on another shelf in the living room. It looked good there too.
Then I tried it in the dining room hutch. It was pretty in there too, except for the wire that was hanging right in front of it.
Back on the shelf again. Yes, this is where it will live for the Christmas season. What do you think?
- Glass beads (michaels)
- Wooden christmas tree (dollar tree)
- Glue gun