Glass Christmas Trees

Happy Weekend Everyone!
Christmas crafting is in full swing for everyone by now and I am enjoying the crafting season as well.
I love the color turquoise and am trying to work it into my Christmas decor.
Here is my latest turquoise creation.
Glass Christmas Trees
 Glass Christmas Trees
And here is how I put them together.
What you will need for the project:
  • Styrofoam cones or stack trees.
  • Craft paint
  • Brush
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Glass bowl fillers (the ones that are flat on the bottom).
The process is so simple.
  • Paint the styrofoam, let dry
  • Glue on the glass
 Glass Christmas Trees

 Glass Christmas Trees
 Glass Christmas Trees

 Glass Christmas Trees
I glued the glass on using a brick laying technique. The second row started at the seam of two glass pieces, not directly above the one below it. Sometimes this is hard to keep up because not all of the glass pieces are the same size.

But just go with it, it will turn out fine. Other than the constant repetition of gluing on the glass, this project is super easy!
 Glass Christmas Trees

 Glass Christmas Trees

Imagine, Improvise & Invent
Sarah

Comments

  1. How incedibily cute! I’m thinking I now have another Christmas craft I just HAVE to make! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very cute! I love the color of paint you chose, too. I am a new follower!

    http://fun-to-funky.blogspot.com/

  3. Super cute! I have a bunch of those glass bowl fillers I never use anymore. Thanks for a wonderful idea =)
    Merry Christmas.

  4. Love these! Need to make a run to the Dollar Store where I spotted tons of that glass! Newest follower.
    Kelly

  5. Those look great!

  6. Very pretty and creative! Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog… Have a great weekend! :)

    Emily @ BabyBerry
    http://weinzapfelbabyberry.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-crafts.html

  7. These really are so lovely! THanks again for sharing them on my blog : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

  8. I love this craft!!! Will definitely be adding this to the Christmas decorations. Thank you!

  9. This is so creative and clever!
    Stopping by from Strut Your Stuff Saturday
    lifewiththehawleys.blogspot.com

  10. Wow! these are really eye catching and gorgeous-and seem so simple to do! I love turquoise too and have done a lot of my decorating in that color too-great job!

  11. Where did you find the trees? All I can find are the plain cone shaped trees?

  12. These are so cute–I could see them with glitter on the cones, too. I love your little owl!

  13. adorable! I can’t find the tiered ones either…any ideas where to look?

    I am a follower of your blog!

  14. Ooooh I have a bunch of those glass gems! However, I used up my two cones… I may have to make another trip to Joann’s…

  15. these turned out gorgeous I’d love you to add it to my link party at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-party-what-we-wore-and-made_29.html .

  16. These are beautiful. I’ve never seen cones with the layers. I wish my stores carried them. Love the turqouise, that owl c.u.t.e. and the HOME blocks – love, love, love!

  17. These are beautiful!! I love finding new ways to use up those glass marbles. What a great way to add a little sparkle to your decor for the holidays!

  18. I just found your block thru Homemaker in Heels and wow!! I LOVE this – Christmas with a bit of glam :) I use a blue, silver and white theme in my living room and might give these a shot! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Very clever – at first glance I thought they were mercury glass! Love the look

  20. What a great idea! I love the turquoise:)

  21. Glad you stopped by the Sunday Social at The Kurtz Corner! Following you! :)

    Audra

  22. What a great idea; they look fabulous. I love adding new colors, like turquoise, mixed in with Christmas. I also love the cute owl you have in front of the trees. Great job!

  23. Oh my gosh these are so incredibly beautiful! I love love love the blues!
    I’d love for you to link up to my Fresh Friday Link Party!
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/12/fresh-fridays-link-party-6.html

  24. Oh. Cuteness redefined. I lurve myself some turquoise too. Very innovative and pretty.

  25. This is soooo stinkin’ cute! I love, love, love it! The blue looks great. (It’s my favorite color, too.)

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  26. This is adorable! I love these – what a great idea!! Found your through I {heart} naptime.

  27. Found a site that has the Trees…found them at thecraftplace.com they are called Stak Tree. (this is the brand name) They come in three sizes! Might be able to find in other place as well! Hope this help above peeps out!

  28. GORGEOUS! I shared this on a Facebook page :) Love the stacked look, but I’ve got a couple of plain cones I might try this with, too.

  29. Thanks so much Carla!
    I didn’t purchase the trees myself so I’m not sure where to get them. They are called Stack Trees. They actually come with a base as well but I liked them without. I would have figured Michaels would carry them. Styrofoam Brand makes them but I don’t know if you can purchase directly from their website.

  30. They are so beautiful! Great idea and great job!

  31. What a great idea, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before. Love the turquoise. I like the stacked look, but honestly this would look good on any surface. Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best, and I FB this!

  32. Um, you should be doing the happy dance, ’cause your trees are AWESOME! So unique and creative, and so gorgeous! PLEASE come and link this up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at http://www.icantstopcrafting Oh, and feel free to link up any of your recent fave projects from your blog, I’d love to see ‘em! ~Jen

  33. Love this idea! I would love for you to link up to my new party, Monday Myriad Linky Party
    Also, do you button swap?
    katieoallred@gmail.com

  34. These are so beautiful. I love how you used clear glass over painted turquoise! It really lets it shimmer. Nice job. Visiting from Dittle Dattle!

  35. This is SO adorable!! Hoping you can link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!! (red during the holidays too) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/12/turquoise-lovin-16.html

  36. Very cool! What a great way to use those glass rocks that we all seem to have somewhere! If you get a chance, I would love it if you could share this at my link party tomorrow night. Hope you have a great week!
    Jenn :0

  37. wow this looks stunning and so effective. I also love the colour too – love all the blue/green tones and this is just a perfect accessory.

    Not sure if styrofoam is easy to find in the UK – we tend to use something polystyrene which, I think, is slightly different. I’ve seen loads of sites in the States use it and come up with some stunning home decor.

    Paula x x x

  38. Lovely! I love the color and the stacked trees are so cute! I have not seen stacked trees before. I’ll be on the hunt for them! Thanks for sharing. I hopped on over from Today’s Creative Blog.

  39. J adore ton idée! C est super joli!

    Pascale

  40. Awesome project! I too love the color and am starting over again in decorations for the holidays as we lost everything in a basement flood last spring. After 35 years of marriage, it is hard to plan again but I will be trying this one out!Thanks a bunch for your inspiration!

  41. This is great…I’ve got to copy! I’m a follower too, so I don’t miss more. Warm wishes

  42. I just love these! They look beachy too!

    Wonderfully done! I will copy this idea for my home in Florida! Thanks!

  43. Wow, so classy looking! I love it.

  44. I love these! I love the owl too, did you make it also?

  45. I love them! What a great simple idea. Really adorable. Love the owl too.

  46. oh my gosh, love that. i could do that, lol.

  47. Hi! I saw your post on the Allred Adobe’s linky party – I have a ton of these little pebbles around the house. I am now your newest follower from http://www.madebyaprincessblog.com and I hope you will follow me too! I also just pinned this to my Christmasy Things board on Pinterest (I am a little obsessed with Pinterest right now!) Looking forward to keeping up with your posts :)

  48. Hi Guys,

    I don’t have a patern for the owl. That little guy was store bought!

    Sarah

  49. Gorgeous!I love it!
    Would you be interested in guest posting? i’d love to have you on my blog someday!

    Great job!
    Alyssa

  50. Hi, I’m back. Just wanted to invite you to share this project at my Show& Tell link party that’s going on now.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

  51. Thank you for sharing your project at my Show & Tell party!! I really appreciate it.

    Sharon

  52. Your trees are beautiful, Sarah – and I love your little owl!

  53. Very creative! And I LOVE the little owl! Visiting from The Creative Spark

  54. Oh these are great! I love the color. I can’t wait to make some of my own.

  55. So adorable! They turn out great, Cant wait to get started!

  56. I would never have thought to use those to make trees! They looks so pretty and ethereal! I love them! I have some tree forms and now I know what to do! Thanks for the inspiration and I have a party going on right now if you wanted to link up!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/latest-and-greatest-friday-9-and.html

  57. This is gorgeous!

  58. oooooooh those are awesome!!! I’m so glad you shared these on Tip Junkie! I am pinning these and adding them to my “to do list.” Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

  59. Gorgeous! What a great idea.

  60. I love those clear stones. Very cool modern Christmas idea. :)

  61. These trees are just gorgeous! I’d love for you to come and link them up with my Christmas link party co-hosting with 17 other blogs :) http://ejoym.blogspot.com/2011/12/creating-christmas-linky-party.html

  62. gorgeous

    would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday at http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xx

  63. Very pretty! I might have to totally steal this idea. :)

  64. I am back again to tell you how fabulous these are! Thanks so much for sharing these at my party. I’ll be featuring them tomorrow over at Clean and Scentsible. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I would love to see you back next Tuesday night.
    Jenn :)

  65. Just featured your beautiful trees as one of the Freshest of the Week on Release Me Create!
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/12/fresh-friday-linky-party-7.html

  66. Great idea…although my eye was totally drawn to that ADORABLE owl!!

  67. How pretty and simple! I have a little forrest of colorful trees on my mantle this year, feel free to stop by and check it out. I’m following you now.
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

  68. Absolutely, positively beautiful! I feel so lucky to have had you join my linky party. You bring such terrific talent and fresh ideas!

    Jenn

  69. These are adorable!!

  70. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday, hop to see you again this Saturday
    http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xx

  71. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project at Fabulous Friday. It is my pleasure to feature you in my favorites today. Please feel free to take an “I Was Featured” button {If you don’t already have one}.

    Warmly, Michelle

  72. These are beautiful and simplistic! Love it! Thanks for sharing..

    Miranda @
    http://ohboyohjoy.blogspot.com/

  73. Found you from Tater Tots & Jello. Love this. I’m pinning it so I can remember to do this for next Christmas. :)

  74. Those turned out so cute. (And I love the little owl.)

  75. I made three of these and I just love how they turned out! I also LOVE your little owl!!!! Did you make it….will you share your pattern pretty please? I need to make one of those little guys:)

  76. These trees are stunning! I need to make some for next Christmas.

    Christine @ Projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com

  77. I love these and happen to have a ton of these beads to use! I have never seen cones like that, but can probably come up with my own. I’ll keep my eye out! Very pretty!

  78. Your trees turned out really cute! I haven’t seen the tree forms shaped like that, just the cone ones, I like these:@)

  79. These are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  80. I just ordered 3 sizes of these trees from thecraftplace.com. I plan on painting them either light grey or sliver and using purple glass things. I have just redone my dining room in purple and gray and plan to use these on my china cabinet with “angle hair” with white lights in it.

  81. Love the trees! Do you have a pattern for the owl too?

  82. Barbara C says:

    where do you find the stacked trees. if not, are they just as pretty using the simple cones? beautiful idea

  83. Hi There,

    These were sent to me directly from Styrofoam Brand for a series I participated in last year.
    Here is a link to the stack trees.
    http://www.floracraft.com/products/styrofoam/kits/stak-tree-kit/
    Thanks so much for visiting!
    Sarah recently posted..Make the Scene Monday #42My Profile

  84. so unique and fun! Very pretty

  85. Wow, these look so beautiful!! I have pinned this so I can make something similar for our Christmas decor. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Debbie :)
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  86. I love these. So simple! Could be made is so many different colors! Oh and the OWL on the Mantel is SO cute! Sharing with all my FB peeps today.
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  87. these are so very cute. realize this was last year – but has anyone had trouble with the glass falling off? A friend of mine made these and used low temp glue gun, should we use high temp glue gun instead? or is there another way to get them to stay on? with some other kind of glue? the glass keeps falling off.

    • Hi Kathy,

      I haven’t had any issue with the glass falling off I don’t move them around or store them in the off season, they are always in my craft room on my windowsill. Sunlight pours in and it hasn’t “dried” them out to make the glue disintegrate. I just used a mini hot glue gun with ample amount of glue. I did paint my styrofoam before hand so I don’t know if that helped the glue to adhere between the foam and the glass.

      Thanks for popping in & let me know if I can be of any more help.

      Sarah
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  88. I hate to sound lame but I’ve never heard of stack trees. I’m new
    to doing Christmas crafts (in the last 20 years). I googled and only
    foundd ones made of stacked scrap paper. Would someone enlighten
    me as to where I can buy them or how to make them.
    Thank You. Your craft is lovely and I have many many many glass
    nuggets from having owned a stained glass studio in the past.
    Much appreciated.

  89. ok, I just started reading the posts from bottom to top and found the answer
    to my question. :-p

  90. Just stopping by to let you know I featured this project on my Christmas tree craft collection.
    Please grab a featured button from my side bar when you get a chance. Thanks
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  91. So clever and easy on the wallet! I bet these look great with the twinkle of Christmas lights too!
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  92. These look great. You should see your project featured at Dollar Store Crafts in the next few days.
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  93. I absolutely LOVE these. i am featuring them at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com tomorrow.
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  94. PaisleeGal says:

    this is great idea and i like the layers better than a straight cone idea .. but where did you get the forms?? I’ve looked at several craft sites and not been able to find them??

    Please help. send answer to pat.materna@gmail.com

    thanks much
    Pat

  95. Renee Smith says:

    Love this, but cant find any of the stack trees in the local craft stores, or on line. Any suggestions?

  96. karamae simons says:

    Am totally interested. I do have one question. With all the different types of glue available; which one would be the best one for this project?

  97. I love these trees! I will have to add these to my list of things to make. Amazon also sells the trees in 12,18 and 24 inch sizes. Thank you for sharing!

  98. Lady Jane says:

    That is soooooo cool!
    I’ll have to try that, but I would use a different color.
    You did a great job!
    One question, where did you get the styrofoam cones?

  99. NANCY GERRETZ says:

    I love to make this Christmas Tree but the craft stores around here do not sell them. Please tell me where I can get them. Thanks.

  100. great idea, but where did you find the styrofoam tree in that style of a tree? I tried hobby lobbby, micheals, and hankcock fabrics with no luck. I made a tree like this out of christmas balls I didnt use anymore. looked very handsome. thanks for posting your idea with us. Danny

  101. I was wondering what size glass fillers did you use, thanks.

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  103. I love these trees! My granddaughters will too. We will make a note to be sure to use these in our 2014 crafts. They are just beautiful! You know what? I would like the pattern for the owl also if you don’t mind sharing. Keep up the good work!

  104. If we make them way before the holiday season, how long will the glue hold? It’s a very cute idea and I like the way the light will reflect and brighten up the rooms. (I plan to make several!!!) Thanks.

  105. okay Stupid question but did you use two different size trees to alternate the stacking? I want to do this I have cones, and stones, but I don’t have a second size and would need to get it if you use two.

  106. I would love to know where I can get the one piece small and large Christmas Trees, last year I checked every craft store. Thank You Also how much they run.

  107. You forgot to mention use cool temp glue sticks not the hot. You can spray but have to keep it 18 inches away. I just purchased my stack tree and can’t wait to start on it. Thanks for sharing.

  108. NANCY GERRETZ says:

    Do you know where I can get the stacked Christmas Trees.

  109. What glue did you use

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