Day 6: Glitter Topiaries with Meg of A Little Knick Knack

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be here at Two Girls Being Crafty for 12 Days of Christmas. I just love the holidays! I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Meg and I live over at A Little Knick Knack. I'm a midwest stay at home mom to three young children, and discovered that crafting helps me keep my sanity! I love to host fun giveaways and also a fun link party, Everything but the Kitchen Sink, on Fridays! Come check out A Little Knick Knack to join the fun.

Today I'd like to share my Christmas tree topiary with you!

First, gather your supplies. Some glitter (I used Martha Stewart Silver and Aqua. I found a 40% off coupon in Better Homes and Garden! Score!), wooden dowels (Walmart), Mod Podge, foam brush and your foam tree forms (also bought with a lovely coupon from Michaels). Also, some fun little ornaments for embellishment.

Use your bread knife (heh) to cut the top off the tallest of your tree form. I cut about 4 inches from the top.

Next (and I didn't do this, but I highly recommend it), cover your table with paper to catch all the wayward glitter. I also suggest shaking your glitter on your foam over a paper plate, so you can easily transfer the leftover glitter back into your glitter jar.

Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge onto your tree form. Shake your glitter over the glue, turn and start the process again until you have the amount of glitter you like on your form. Try a fun pattern! The possibilities are endless.

Once the glue is dry, take your dowel rod and push it through the middle of the tree form. Add the top of the tree to create a layered look.

I added a ribbon and some twine around the bottom to cover the raw edges of the foam.

Cute! I would like to make some more and use my extra dowel rods to put them in my planter on my porch. So many fun possibilities! Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

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