I have a 7′ tall pretend Christmas tree. It is almost as old as my youngest son, Jeff, who is now 22 (or 23, I just can’t keep up!). It was one of the first pencil trees and it’s skinnier than any that are on the market these days.
- It makes a mess so I did this outside, over a plastic drop cloth.
- Be careful where/how you shake the glitter off the drop cloth. I think I’m going to have glitter in the sand around the rocks in my patio for a very long time.
- Carry the tree inside carefully. Some glitter is going to drop off the tree as it is jostled.
- Concentrate the glitter on the outer parts of the tree, but don’t forget the undersides of the branches. My tree comes apart in sections which makes it easier to do the undersides of the branches (turning the whole tree upside-down would be hard).
- A word of caution – my tree is not pre-strung with lights. I don’t know if getting glue and glitter on the lights would be a fire hazard but I don’t know that I would do it.
Once you start playing with the glitter it’s hard to stop. Wreaths, candles, all kinds of things could look better with glitter!