Homemade Tree Decorations

I’ve been making lots of Christmas decorations (which you have probably worked out already) but I can’t help it, I just love getting crafty this time of year.

I brought a whole bag of Decopatch paper mâché decorations ready to decorate and I’ve already shared some of the decorations we have made using them. If you haven’t checked these out out already, please do! I have made twinkly stars for the tree and some shabby chic Christmas hearts.

Today I want to share these pretty hanging tree decorations decorated with both paints and Decopatch.

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Here’s what you will need to make your own…

2x Decopatch hanging Christmas trees
Pearlised acrylic green paint
Sparkly green tissue paper
Green glitter
Decopatch glossy vanish glue
Sticky gems (large and small)

Tools needed…
Scissors
Paint and glue brushes

For the painted tree decoration

First give your paper mâché tree to coats of pearlised acrylic green paint on either side.

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Once dry paint on 4 stripes with glue then cover in green glitter. Shake of excess glitter and leave to dry before repeating on the other side.

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Once the glitter is completely dry on both sides, decorate between the glitter with sticky gems. Do this for both sides.

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That’s it your finished.

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For the second tree I simply cut the tissue paper into small pieces and layered onto the paper mâché tree with Decopatch glossy glue (adding glue to both the tree and over the top of the tissue paper). This was left to dry for around 3 hours.

I then covered the whole thing in decopatch glue before covering it in glitter.

I finally added one more layer of the Decopatch glossy vanish glue over the top of the glitter. Don’t worry this does dry clear allowing your glitter to sparkle.

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REFERENCE SECTION

Pearlised Acrylic Paint: Baker Ross Ltd
Sticky Gems: Baker Ross Ltd
Decopatch Decs: eBay (but you can get some from the Decopatch Place)
Glitter: Hobbycraft
Decopatch Glue/Vanish: Decopatch place
Tissue Paper: PoundLand

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