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This year, our Christmas decorating is going glam! It’s amazing how much difference a little sparkle can make in your decorating, especially during the Christmas season. My inspiration for this awesome gold glam vintage tree is the (now trendy) old-fashioned ceramic trees that seemed be in every household about 30 years ago.
I started with a .69 plastic tree that I found in a thrift store. Any plastic tree will do for what we are going to be doing.
Here is what will need to make your Retro Style Christmas tree:
A hollow plastic tree, any size
How to make your DIY Retro Style Christmas Tree
First, spray paint the entire tree gold. Make sure to spray from all angles, as it can be difficult to reach all of the nooks and crannies on the tree.
Once your first gold coat is dry, add another. If any of the original is color shining through, add some more. After the gold paint has dried, spray the entire thing with gold glitter blast spray paint.
Too add some texture to your project, use Snow-tex on the tips of some of the branches to create the look of fallen snow on the branches.
I was lucky enough to find a tree with pre-drilled holes. If you have a plastic tree without holes, have no fear, you can use a drill and your smallest drill bit to drill your own holes on the tips of the branches.
Add Crystals to your Vintage Christmas Tree
Hot glue your crystal beads into each of the holes. Be very careful not to touch the hot glue. Since the beads are so small, I found it easiest to place the glue in the hole and then set the bead into it.
If you think your tree may still need a little more glam or sparkle, paint on some big silver sequins using clear nail polish. Or add a few small gems around the tree.
For the finishing touch, push some lights up the middle hole and plug them in. (If your tree doesn’t have a hole, you can drill one into the bottom as well.)
Admire your beautiful glam Christmas tree and place it somewhere where you can enjoy its sparkle!
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The Finished DIY Ceramic Style Tree
I hope you enjoyed making your own retro style Christmas decoration. I love how this sparkles and adds a little vintage feel while still being modern and glam. If you are looking for some more awesome Christmas DIY projects, check out these wine glass candle holders or these Custom Floating Photo Ornaments.