Published November 16, 2012
I’ve always found the prettiest Christmas trees are the ones that really sparkle. Twinkle lights and ornaments that glisten seem to give the tree life over the holidays. This year why not make a few of these little beauties for your tree or someone you know.
- Styrofoam birds 2”- 4” long (available at departments stores, craft stores everywhere)
- Craft Glue
- Glitter (Martha Stewart’s is the best)
- Rhinestones or sequins (available at Michaels)
- Plastic Gloves (optional)
Prepare a work area that you can use your glitter and not have it spread everywhere. Newspaper is great for this. Remove the Styrofoam bird from its plastic wrap and clean off any dust. Carefully apply the craft glue with the paintbrush holding the bird by the wires until the whole body is completely covered. Sprinkle the glitter over the bird making sure that none of the glue is exposed. Let dry for 1-2 hours.
Once the bird is dry, hold the body by the wire and apply your sequins or rhinestones starting at the head and working your way around the body. The sequins will have to be attached with glue and if your rhinestones are not self-adhesive then apply them with small dots of craft glue as well.
Once the sequins and rhinestones are applied let the bird dry overnight.
Twist the ends of wire on the feet to your Christmas tree branch and enjoy!
*Note: these birds make wonderful hostess gifts