DIY Glitter Foil Trees

Jessie Jane
by Jessie Jane
Check out my cheap and chic glitter trees. They look so fancy are so easy to make!
What you need

Foil Glitter (Or large flake glitter) - They sell bags of this at Michaels

Spray adhesive

Cardboard Cone


1. Place your cone on a piece of newspaper or large piece of cardboard. Spray half of your cone with spray adhesive (TIP: Spray the cardboard while holding it up in the air.)

2. Place a sheet of paper under your sprayed cone and QUICKLY pour your glitter on the section of the cone with the spray adhesive. The reason you need the sheet of paper is so you can catch your glitter and save it. If you pour the glitter over the newspaper it will stick to the spray adhesive you just sprayed everywhere. Make sense? Duh! Hurry, the glue dries quickly. No time for chit chat.

3. Spray the other side of your tree and immediately pour glitter over that side as well. Continue until entire tree is finished. Pat glitter down with hand so everything is secure. You can spray with a clear spray paint if you wish to lock in all the glitter so it doesn't flake off from time to time.
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Frequently asked questions
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  • Mol15536403 Mol15536403 on Dec 23, 2016
    where is Michael's ?

  • Ann dowdy Ann dowdy on Jan 20, 2018
    How about using a plastic zipper bag to put you glitter in and dropping your glue sprayed cones down in?

  • Lori Ward-Laatsch Lori Ward-Laatsch on Nov 12, 2020

    Where do you find cardboard cones? Can you do this on styrofoam cones? I know where to find those lol. I love this and saw them in a local store last year but they were prices far to high so I passed them up I really want to make these because I saw a beautiful table where they just place 2 colors of trees in various sizes down the center of the table on a runner but I also thought fake snow would be beautiful too. Or even a oblong serving plate with several on it place on shelves or counter or wherever.

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