Glitter Christmas Trees

Published November 16, 2012

Find styrofoam trees at your local craft supplier

It’s hard to believe the Holiday season is just around the corner. The stores are full of Christmas shoppers and there is no doubt that Christmas is in the air. This year why not decorate your home for the holidays? If you have a spare evening or two it’s nice to add some holiday greenery, baubles and other beautiful decorations around your home to really feel the Christmas spirit.

I love the little cone-shaped Christmas trees that are in store windows at this time of year. You can make your own with a few simple supplies from your local craft shop and display them on your table or mantle the next day. Be sure to clear a nice work surface when using the glitter, as it can be messy.



  • 3 Styrofoam cones in varying heights  (at craft stores)
  • Green Glitter (Martha Stewart’s brand is recommended)
  • Craft White Glue or Spray Adhesive Glue (at craft stores)
  • Newspaper
  • Miniature Star ornament (at craft stores)


Lay out your newspaper on a clean work surface. Carefully apply the craft glue or spray adhesive (use this product outdoors) and apply the green glitter to cover the entire tree. Let dry overnight.

Attach the star ornament to the top of the tree with a dab of glue.

Place the trees in a grouping on the end of fireplace mantle or behind a couch on a long, narrow table. Scatter fresh noble fir or cedar boughs along the bottom of the trees and decorate with holiday berries or baubles.