I love all things vintage and antique, but my heart is happiest with vintage Christmas. There is something about those tinsel trees, shiny brites, and Santa mugs that just gets me. I don’t ever remember having a tinsel tree, so I am not sure where my facination comes from. We always went to the woods and took turns cutting our “perfect” tree down. And maybe that’s why I love them so much. Because I don’t ever remember having one.
I thoroughly enjoy watching others faces light up and the stories of how they remember their grandparents had a tinsel tree, aka an aluminum tree. I have a 7’ Revlis with the turning tree stand, the color wheel, the whole nine yards. And it just makes my heart so happy!!
With these tinsel trees and the growing popularity of vintage Christmas, the prices are really starting to reflect the demand. That makes these trees an investment, which got me thinking. What could I do to make a faux tinsel tree? Something much more cost effective…
Watch the How-To Video HERE
So, here is what you are going to need:
- White artificial tree- I used the one from the dollar tree
- Krylon Looking Glass Silver