Christmas Crafting Week: Tinsel Tree

Christmas Crafting Week: Tinsel Tree

Oh, this tinsel tree.  I made so many mistakes that it took forever and I had to redo it 3 times. It’s not difficult by any means, but I didn’t have a tutorial to follow, so I was winging it. And we all know how that goes.  My uncraftiness really had a chance to shine through!

Now that it’s done, I think it’s simple enough for anyone. It will take a little bit of patience though.

What you’ll need:
Styrofoam tree
Gold glitter
Gold pipe cleaner (1 pack of 100)
Heavy duty scissors


  • Cover the tree in gold glitter. I just put a light coat of glitter glue all over it and let that dry. This is just so you don’t have white styrofoam glaring through.
  • Start sticking the pipe cleaners in!
  • You have to keep them pretty close together and you’ll use a lot of them.
  • Trim the pipe cleaners to the desired length. Preferably in the shape of a tree.
  • The end.

How did I make so many mistakes?? Blarg.

for the home, diy, tinsel tree for the home, diy, tinsel tree

Don’t even ask about he burlap tree in the background.

  1. Haha, i’m totally asking about that tree in the background…. 🙂 Good gold glittery goodness of the pipe-cleaner tree though!

    1. The burlap is my nemesis!! And so many glue gun burns!!

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