Create an Amazing DIY “Glam” Retro-Style Christmas Tree

by Cassondra
6 Materials
2 Hours
This year, Christmas decorating is going glam! It’s amazing how much difference a little sparkle can make in your decorating, especially during the best time of the year. My inspiration for this awesome gold glam tree is this old-fashioned ceramic tree that seemed be in every household about 30 years ago.

I started with a .69 plastic tree that I found in a thrift store. Any plastic tree will do for what we are going to be doing.

Here are the supplies you will need to make a retro-glam light up Christmas tree:
A hollow plastic tree, any size
Gold glitter paint
Small plastic jewelry beads
Some white Christmas lights

How to make your DIY Glam Christmas Tree
First, spray paint the entire tree gold. Bake sure to spray from all angles as it can be difficult to reach all of the nooks and crannies on the tree.

Once your first gold coat is dry, add another if any of the original is color shining through. After this has dried, spray paint the entire thing with gold glitter blast spray paint.
Too add some texture to your project, use Snow-tex on the tips of some of the branches to create the look of fallen snow on the branches.

My tree came pre-drilled with holes, but if you have a plastic tree without holes, have no fear, you can use a drill on its smallest drill bit to drill your own holes on the tips of the branches.

Hot glue your crystal beads into each of the holes. Be very careful not to touch the hot glue. Since the beads are so small, I found it easiest to place the glue in the hole and then set the bead into it.

If you think your tree may still need a little more glam or sparkle, paint on some big silver sequins using clear nail polish.
For the finishing touch, push some lights up the middle hole and plug them in. Admire your beautiful glam Christmas tree and place it somewhere where you can enjoy its sparkle!

I hope you enjoyed making your own glam Christmas decoration. I love how this sparkles and adds a little retro feel while still being modern and classy. If you are looking for more awesome Christmas DIY projects, check out these wine glass candle holders or if you are looking for some easy store-bought decorations, check out these amazing must haves.

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The finished gold glam tree
Start with a plastic tree, some gold paint, gold glitter blast, some Snowtex and some sparkly clear beads.
Spray paint tree and then add gold glitter blast to it. Add some snow texture with a paintbrush using Snow Tex
Hot glue some clear sparkly beads into the holes.
Add lights into the bottom opening.
Here it is with the lights off
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