On the first day of Christmas, my true love made for me… an Upcycled Tree that’s Sparkly! You wanna hear the rest of the song, don’t ya? Lucky for you, my mission is to bring you 12 Days of DIY Christmas Trees!! And if my lyrical talents stay in tact, we may just have the best DIY carol ever at the end of this series!
Sound like fun?? I thought so too!! Let’s get started!! First up… sing it with me… ♫ an upcycled tree that’s sparkleeeeeeeee ♫
So this is what started my grand idea of 12 DIY Christmas Trees… these bad boys! I picked up these four cemetery vases at my fave thrift spot for 25¢ a piece! I immediately knew what I would do with them! So four of my trees will be built on these vases!
The first vase slipped on a sheet of kraft paper… like she was planning to go play in the snow. I agreed to tape the paper in place and cover her with sparkly gold beads. Every gal need a little dazzle if she’s going out on the town! And of course, she didn’t want to show her green undergarments once she had her beaded dress on!
Then, with my dollar store strand of gold beads, I started at the bottom with a dot of hot glue. She flinched a little, but not too bad. Ha ha! And I continued round and round…
…and round and round. I dabbed a bit of glue every quarter turn or so just to be sure the beads would hold in place.
And before I knew it, she was done!! She didn’t make it far… stuck her toe outside and said it was too cold. So she found a home on our dining room table, for now. Who knows where she will end up once all the Christmas decor comes out to play!
For now, she meshes well with her neighbor, the Upcycled Owl Centerpiece.
I think she’s a nice addition to our Dining Room Tablescape for Under $20!! And she fits right in… since I only spent $1.25 to make this beauty!
It just occurred to me, I probably should have saved this tree for day five, right?!?! You know.. ♫ On the 5th day of Christmas my true love made for me… a goooold-en treeeeeee♫. Oh well, here she is… on day one… ♫ an upcycled tree that’s sparkleeeeeeeee ♫ I’ll get there!
To see all 12 DIY Christmas trees… CLICK HERE!
Until next time,
Vintage News Junkie