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3 Christmas Table Tree Decorations that Bring the Bling

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With simple materials from your local crafts store, you can create eye-catching Christmas table decorations that add an impressive wow-factor to your holiday table -- in just a few steps!

Fringe Christmas ConePhoto by Riche Holmes Grant 

Fringe Benefits

Sparkly silver fringe and a topper made from deconstructed garland make this Christmas table decoration a stunning focal point. Measure the circumference of your cone in 1.5-inch sections from the bottom to the top before purchasing the fringe so that you don't over- or under- buy.

 

Fringe Christmas Cone MaterialsPhoto by Riche Holmes Grant 


Materials

Fringe Christmas Cone DirectionsPhoto by Riche Holmes Grant  

How to Make the Christmas Tree Decoration

1.  Apply one coat of Pure Platinum paint to the cone. Let dry completely.

2.  Apply one coat of Antique Silver over the first coat of Pure Platinum. Let dry completely.

3.  Wrap a section of the fringe around the cone, starting 1.5 inches from the bottom and then cut. Put the remaining fringe to the side.

4.  Use glue gun to apply glue to the top of the fringe and wrap it 1.5 inches up from the prior piece of fringe. Press and hold until secure.

5.  Repeat until you reach the top of the cone. Each section of fringe should be about 1 to 1.5 inches higher than the one below it.

6.  Create a topper out of bits of the garland, and use the glue gun to secure it to the tree. Tuck the glued sections between the fringe pieces as necessary to keep a clean look.
    Glitter Christmas Cone
    Photo by Riche Holmes Grant 

    Glitter Glam

    Glitter, glitter, and more glitter can turn even the simplest Christmas table decorations into blinged-out stunners in a few easy steps. Before you start working, be sure to cover your workspace with wax paper since bringing the bling can also bring a sparkly, sticky mess before your masterpiece is complete!

    Glitter Christmas Cone MaterialsPhoto by Riche Holmes Grant

    Materials

    Glitter Christmas Cone
    Photo by Riche Holmes Grant 

    How to Make the Glittered Christmas Trees

    1.  Use the foam brush to apply glittering glue to a 2-inch wide section from the top to the bottom of the cone.

    2.  Sprinkle the fine rose gold glitter over the section until it's completely covered. Shake off excess.

    3.  Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the entire cone is coated in glitter. Let dry completely.

    4.  While drying, mix some of the coarse and hexagonal glitter with the sequins in a small bowl.

    5.  Once the cone is dry, use the foam brush to apply glittering glue to a 2-inch wide section, starting about 3 to 7 inches from the bottom, depending on the height of the cone.

    6.  Sprinkle the glitter mix from step 4 over the glue. Shake off excess.

    7.  Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the entire base of the cone is coated in the glitter mix. Let dry completely.

    8.  Use the foam brush to apply gloss finish to the cone, in 1-inch sections, going from top to bottom. This seals the glitter and adds a lustrous clear coating. Dab carefully and do not oversaturate. Let dry completely.

      Fabric Christmas ConePhoto by Riche Holmes Grant  

      Effortless Elegance

      Rich fabric and beautiful gold toppers give these Christmas table decorations an air of sophisticated elegance -- with minimal effort on your part. Determine how much fabric you need by wrapping it around your cone before purchasing so that you don't over- or under- buy.

      Materials

      Fabric Christmas Cone DirectionsPhoto by Riche Holmes Grant 

      How to Make the Fabric-Covered Christmas Tree

      1.  Lay the fabric out flat and fold over one corner.

      2.  Use the foam brush to apply glue to the entire surface of the cone.

      3.  Place the top of the cone in the middle of the folded corner of fabric.

      4.  Wrap the fabric over the cone, starting from the shorter side. Add glue to the fabric as necessary to coat any overlap.

      5.  Smooth out fabric as you go along to avoid wrinkles and bubbles.

      6.  Once the entire cone is wrapped, cut off any excess fabric.

      7.  Tuck the fabric in slightly at the cut line to keep the seam clean; use glue to secure. Tuck any excess fabric at the bottom of the cone inside the hole.

      8.  Let dry completely.

      9.  Use the glue gun to attach the topper to the top of the cone. Press and hold until secure.

      *This article was first published on the MarthaStewart.com network on December 18, 2015.

         

        Riche Holmes GrantHey Haute Mamas! I'm Riche Holmes Grant, a modern mom + mompreneur who designs smart + stylish products that make your mommy gig easier. 

        When I'm not busy taking orders from my toddler boss, I'm contributing to MarthaStewart.com or in the kitchen whipping up delicious baby + toddler gourmet creations in my BambiniWare Apronini.

        Get my FREE book on How to Make the Best Food for Your Baby here!

        I live in the Washington, DC area with my husband and daughter. Follow our adventures on Instagram via @BambiniWare!



         

         

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