In my last tutorial we used sea glass to make a Sea Glass Bowl, and since I still have quite a bit of sea glass left, I thought I would share another awesome craft project made from this natural ocean glass to make DIY Sea Glass Christmas Trees. These are beautiful and you can use any color you want to make them. You can use greens sea glass to make Christmas Trees and decorate them with blue and orange sea glass mingled in or add berries or other embellishments for ornaments. It’s time to get creative!
These will make wonderful holiday gifts as well as look amazing on display in your home and bring a natural aspect of the ocean into your decor. Loving the beach as much as I do, I love that these remind me of sunny days walking on the ocean’s edge. There’s just something soothing and tranquil about sea glass that I adore.
What you will need:
- Styrofoam Cones in your choice of sizes
- 1-2 bags of sea glass (depending on size of your tree)
- Starfish topper
- Decorative Berries (optional for Christmas tree)
- 1. Start at the bottom of your tree and working your way up, glue your sea glass pieces to the foam cone, allowing them to overlap. Try to use flat pieces for the bottom layer so your tree will stand correctly. Continue working around and up the cone, one section at the time, putting any pointy pieces facing down until entire surface is covered. Do not worry if the rest of your sea glass does not rest completely flat against the foam. This gives a natural tree effect.
- 2. Glue Starfish to cone tip.
- 3. If you opted to decorate your tree as a Christmas Tree, use your berries or other embellishments now.
That’s all there is to it. You can make several of these and group them together for your mantle or table tops. These also make beautiful centerpieces for holiday tables.
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