I think I’ve told you all before how dark the interior of my house is. I’m sure I’ve
whined written about it before.
You see, I live in NE Ohio where there is an abundance of cloudy days and my house has deep eaves which protect the windows but keep a lot of light out as well. To add to it, the living/dining rooms have a dark wood paneling which my husband REFUSES to let me change out.
Which is all to explain why I don’t do a lot of photos of whole rooms. It’s almost impossible to get half decent photos.
So when I’m decorating I should be using a lot of white so it will stand out.
White is not my favorite. I’m a FULL COLOR kind of gal.
But sometimes when I’m decorating a dark space I create background elements that are white just to create a lighter background.
And that is precisely why I made these trees. To decorate the top of the piano, along the back wall, so that other items will stand out.
Maybe you like white and you will want to make a few of these table top Christmas trees just because you decorate in white. It’s OK. I still love you.
They are pretty easy to make and deliciously messy at the same time.
Here is how…
I collected three candle sticks in different sizes or finishes and three STYROFOAM cones in different sizes.
Since the majority of my home decor accessories, especially at Christmas, are gold I decided to change the color of this silver candlestick with Krylon Gold Foil Metallic spray paint.
To prep the surface, rub over it lightly with fine steel wool and then wipe down with a little alcohol. Follow the can directions to create a gold candlestick.
Hot glue the candlesticks into the bottom, center of the cones.
Cover the cones with Delta Decorative Snow with a palette knife or off-set spatula.
Then, while they are still wet sprinkle them with Martha Stewart Snow Glitter.
I cut apart a strand of gold metallic beads and embedded them into the still wet decorative snow.
I actually made these two or three years ago and they’ve held up rather well.
There is a part of my brain that is thinking of changing them up some. Maye one or two of them could use a gold star, mini tree topper?
Or, I don’t know, maybe I could make them an entirely different color… but then my light colored background will be gone.