Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Whimsical Christmas Tree

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by Sherri Ragsdale, Plaid

Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Whimsical Christmas Tree

Make this whimsical tree to brighten any room for the holidays!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Cut the Styrofoam cone into five different pieces of varying sizes. Make the first three cuts from the pointed end at a slant. Make the last cut straight.
  • 3
    Cover each Styrofoam piece with a different cardstock. Make them slightly larger so that the edges of the cardstock can be folded over onto the tops and bottoms of each piece. Allow to dry. Measure the tops and bottoms of each piece and cut out circles to cover Styrofoam cone parts. Each piece should be completely covered.
  • 4
    Cut 1/2 inch strips of Lime Green kids foam using scalloped-edge scissors and glue to the edges of each section. Do not glue to the bottom of the bottom piece or the top of the top pieces.
  • 5
    Cut the dowel into four 2-1/2 inch pieces. Find the center of each Styrofoam cone piece, insert dowel piece and hot glue into place.
  • 6
    Wrap the dowel pieces in Emerald chenille stems. Make bows with ribbon to tie each section with. Trim excess ribbon if needed. Paint the Styrofoam ball Apple Red and hot glue to the top of tree.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Apple Red 104770085
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish 8 oz. Matte 104107932
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 12 pc. 1-1/2 inch 104183627
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Cone 4 inch x 12 inch 104179414
  • 12 inch x 12 inch Christmas Cardstock (as shown project uses 5 different types)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Lime Green 104258607
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm Emerald 25 pc. 104277479
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 1/4 inch x 36 inch 104146700
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Red 104188398
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 12 104464395
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Nicole™ Crafts Decorative Edge Craft Scissors Scallop 104068907
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Water Basin
  • Foam Plate or Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Ruler