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I am taking a time out from my handmade gift series to bring y’all a Styrofoam craft! Styrofoam has a wonderful stak tree product that is amazing! It stacks up to be a great big 18 inch high tree. Wanna see what I did with mine….
Here is a picture of the product in a little bitty box! Dow Chemical makes Styrofoam and they actually sent me the tree so I could try it out. That itty bitty box transforms into a tree in a few minutes.
Here are my rings all spread out. I took silver tissue paper and cut it into wide strips. I then mod podged it onto each ring.
I used tooth picks to hold up the rings while the mod podge dries… The tissue paper gets all wrinkly but that was part of my plan…promise!
After all the pieces were covered and dried, just stack them up and you have a tree. I then sprayed my entire tree with a light coat of Glitter Blast spray paint that Krylon sent me. Then it was time to decorate.
I took sheet music and cut it into triangles. I then sewed them together using my sewing machine. Making a large long bunting to wrap around my tree. I used hot glue in a few places to secure it.
On the base, I layed a piece of fuzzy white sweater. The red bird I got at the dollar tree and the trees were from clearance last year.
For the top, I cut out three stars from sheet music. Using hot glue, I secured them to the top.
I got this done, took it outside, took pictures, stood back, looked at it….I think I could have covered this one in aluminum foil and gotten the same effect. If someone tries that, pretty please send me links or pictures!
Now that I am finished with this project, I am soooo ready to decorate for Christmas! Ideas are swimming in my head y’all! I need to get through next week and I will be ready to begin! What about y’all? Have you started? Ready to start but holding off?
I love working with Styrofoam because there are so many things you can make with it. I’ve never seen this tree, but I’ll have to look for it. Love how you updated the traditional tree with the silver and sheet music!
This is so pretty! The STAK tree is one of my all-time favorite shapes. Fabulous inspiration, Angie. Sharon
that is such a great idea, especially for all the little sheet music scraps!
I love your mini music sheet buntings!!! Great DIY!
Excuse me for asking but where does everybody get the sheet music they use? Never heard of the stacking tree but what you did with it is awesome, so cute and festive. Great job. It’s just incredible the ideas bloggers come up with, it’s never ending. Thank heavens as it’s sure inspiring. Merry Christmas. Love your blog and projects always Angie.
Of course! I actually sell sheet music in my etsy shop because I get so many questions. http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryChicCottage I find my stock in thrift stores, good will, yard sales, etc.
I just sprayed mine three colors, regular spray paint 18 inches away. Then I had gems (the kind you put at the bottom of a vase) and put them on. Now my biggest problem is how to stack them to stay in place.
Love how it turned out and now I want a second one to spray just the bottom of it. Hoping our stores get them in. As paying as much in postage, as for the time was expensive.
Can’t see a picture of finished tree.
Hmmm…I can see it. What are you trying to access it on?