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Friday, November 30, 2012

Sparkley Sequin Christmas Trees

Hi! I'm Krista from MaeFlowers & JuneBugs, back with another great tutorial! I've been feeling nostalgic this Christmas and I would love to share with you a project I remember from growing up. These simple Christmas trees will add a touch of sparkle to your holiday decor!

Meduim to Large styrofoam cones (I found them at both Hobby Lobby and WalMart, please ignore the small cones in the pic, those wont work!))
Sequins (I used 8mm from Hobby Lobby)
Satin Pins (the ones with the little metal head on them, not a colored ball, found at both
Hobby Lobby and WalMart, but the ones at WalMart have a bigger head on
them and worked better with the colored sequins)

You are going to start at the bottom of your cone and work your way up. Thread a sequin onto a pin, making sure that the edges of the sequin are curling outward, and not going to be going toward the cone. Then just start pushing them into the cone, keeping them close together. Once you finish one row, move up a row and keep on going!

When you get to the top, push one sequin into the center of the top, then you will start placing your sequins out to the edge in circles. I forgot to take a pic of this step, but I do have a pic of the top, so you can see what it looks like. :)

You can have you trees a single color, or you can get creative with them. On my big one, I started with the green sequins, then did a section where I layered the green with the iridescent on top, then finished off with plain iridescent to give it a snow-capped look. You could also alternate colors and have a striped tree to match your decor! Here is a better shot of my "ombre" tree!

These are quite time consuming, so I would suggest working on them while watching a movie with the family. That's what I did! Hope you all enjoy this tutorial and have a very Merry Christmas!

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