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Baubles Christmas Tree

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Showcase your collection of beautiful glass ornaments with this Baubles Christmas Tree.  Great for displaying on your table top or on your mantel, this lovely DIY Christmas tree is a stunning and classic addition to your holiday decor.  This is also a great tree for those living in small apartments and dorm rooms.  It celebrates the colors and symbols of Christmas without taking up a ton of space!

Baubles Christmas Tree

Materials:

  • 12" x 12" x 12" STYROFOAM Brand Foam block
  • 18" STYROFOAM Brand Foam Stak Tree
  • Dark green acrylic paint
  • Glass ball ornaments, assorted matte and shiny colors:
    • 1 3" ball
    • 100 2-1/2" balls
    • 15 1" balls
  • 1" x 1/2 yd wire-edged ribbon in the color of choice
  • 1/8" wide ribbon in assorted satin and metallic colors
  • Coordinating gift wrap, several different colors/patterns
  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Fine-line black permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Transparent tape
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue

 

Instructions:

  1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to assemble foam tree. Paint tree dk. green; let dry.
     
  2. Cut several 1-1/2" squares from 1/2"-thick foam block. Wrap blocks like little gifts; tie with ribbons. Set aside gifts.
     
  3. Working from bottom up, glue 2-1/2" ornaments around tree in staggered, horizontal rows. Apply glue to upper side of each ornament near cap. Fill in spaces with smaller ornaments.
     
  4. Tie 1"-wide ribbon into bow around top of large ornament; glue ornament to top of tree. Glue packages to tree as desired.
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