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Glitter & Glam Decorations {Homemade Christmas Decor}

I love the two ladies visiting today. Not only are they super sweet, but they always have something super crafty up their sleeves! Today is no exception… 
Hi Scrap Shoppe Readers!  We’re so excited to be here on Michele’s blog, we just adore her. 🙂
First off, we’d like to introduce ourselves.  We are twin sisters Kelli & Kristi from Lolly Jane and our little corner of blogland is filled with home improvement tips, craft tutorials, holiday decor, recipes and a good furniture revamp or two.  We love how small touches of decor can customize a space and instantly make it yours.
Today we’ll be sharing an easy way to spruce up your {holiday} decor.
Want to add some glitter&glam to your plain jane Christmas decorations?
We’ve had these fun Christmas-y trees on display at my house for a few years now and just them because they add height to any cluster of decorations I play around with.
Wanna know how we made ’em?
Supplies needed:
Cone styrofoam . Mod Podge . 2- 1/8″ Wooden dowels . 2″x2″x1/2″ Wood base . Gold spray paint . Glitter
1. Spray paint (1) wooden dowel & the wood base gold.  Let dry completely.
2. Attach gold dowel to wood base with a screw from the bottom, (my hubby helped me here & even routered the edges to look more glitzy. Awww!)
3. Stick (1) unpainted dowel through the top and the gold dowel/base through the bottom of styrofoam until they are nice and snug.
4. Shave off styrofoam surrounding the top dowel until the cone styrofoam is shaped into a nice pointy Christmas-y tree, (cones come slightly flat on top.  Don’t worry if it’s not perfectly smooth; the glitter will hide any imperfections.)
5. Paint a thin layer of Modpodge onto cone styrofoam & top wooden dowel. 
6. Generously sprinkle glitter until all surfaces are completely sPaRkLy. 
(Note:  Be sure to glitter the underneath of the tree, too!)
7. Wait until surface is completely dry.  Display for your viewing pleasure!
 Supplies needed:
(3) Red candles . Red glitter . Elmer’s Glue . Mod Podge
 Candle #1: Paint a thin layer of modpodge. Roll in red glitter. Dust glitter in cracks.
Candle #2: Squeeze Elmer’s glue in thin layer, wrapping around candle. Dust red glitter on.
Candle #3: Repeat directions for candle numero uno 😉
If you’re wondering about the gold snowflake in the middle of the frame, I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s an ornament from the $1 store!  I simply copied the method for my glitter candles: modpodge, dust on gold glitter, tack to frame, display.  That’s it!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our tips today!  We’d  to catch up with you on FB (:
Thanks again for having us, Michele!
I love it! Its my personal opinion that there is no such thing as too much glitter (says the girl who lives in a house full of boys) especially around the holidays! Thanks, girls!

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Alison @ Oopsey Daisy

Tuesday 6th of December 2011

These are perfect! I love a little bling come Christmas!!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

Monday 5th of December 2011

These are so cute! I love how quick it is to dress up simple candles - they look great!!

Lolly Jane

Monday 5th of December 2011

Thanks for having us guest, Michele! XOXO

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