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Floral Tree Trimmer Decoupage

By: Lee Lindeman for Styrofoam Brand Foam

Decorate your tree with these beautiful tree trimmers. It'll make your tree look like a million bucks and it only takes seven steps.


  • STYROFOAM Brand Products:
    • Ball, 3" or
    • Egg, 2-13/16" x 3-13/16"
  • Pre-mixed latex spackling
  • Acrylic paint to coordinate with gift wrap
  • Floral gift wrap
  • découpage medium
  • Spray varnish
  • Trims of choice to coordinate with gift wrap (i.e. ribbons, lace, small tassels)
  • Metallic gold cord, 10" length
  • Ruler
  • Wooden skewer
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Small palette knife
  • Sharp, fine-tip scissors
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Tack cloth
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue


  1. Use palette knife to thoroughly mix spackling. Apply generous, even coat to all foam surfaces; let dry. Lightly sand spackling; wipe dust with tack cloth.
  2. Paint ornament desired color; let dry.
  3. Cut desired motifs from gift wrap.
  4. Follow manufacturer's instructions to découpage motifs onto ornament; let dry.
  5. Apply several coats of medium over entire ornament; let dry. Spray with two coats varnish, letting dry between coats.
  6. Using photo as guide, glue desired trims to ornament.
  7. Use skewer to poke small hole in top of ornament. Knot cord ends to make hanging loop. Glue knot into hole.


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