Glass Beaded Trees

These sparkly DIY glass beaded trees were inspired by a photo in a popular catalog!

These trees from Frontgate were my inspiration! Aren't they beautiful?

You will need poster board, Mod Podge, scissors, a pencil and string, and about a pound of glass beads. You can get creative and use any color you wish! I wanted a silvery iridescence. And you should use a variety of types: bugle beads, cut bead and seed beads.

I decided to try my hand at making the cones myself. I found this great tutorial online for making the cones out of poster board and I made 3 cones of varying height in no time!

Then all I did was combine the beads in a pyrex cup and, holding over another piece of poster board, gently shook the beads over the cones, turning as I went. I did the tops first and let dry, then went back and did the bottoms.

Find the end result here: I'm quite taken with my glass beaded trees!

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  • Linda Kronholm Linda Kronholm on Nov 24, 2019

    Where did you purchase the stones?

  • Lana Lana on Aug 12, 2020

    Where do you find the beads.

  • Rosemary Rosemary on Nov 21, 2020

    I tried this on a cone using mod podge but I can’t get my beads to stick. Any suggestions?

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  • Georgia donour Georgia donour on Jan 16, 2019

    I save $ on beading by buying formals & other clothing with bling at thrift stores & taking off the beads. Most time on formals the beading is on with a chain stitch & is easy to remove.

  • Di Di on Oct 15, 2019

    So nice. However, I have tried to make cones and they never turn out even on the bottom.

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    • Susanne Susanne on Aug 01, 2020

      Take a tape measure and measure from the tip of the cone to your desired height. Make a mark on the cone all around where you want the height to be. Join the marks and cut along the line. You will have a cone that sits flat.