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Holiday Branch Tree with Ornaments

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
This fun and colorful centerpiece will brighten your holiday table.
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Neon Pink, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Neon Green, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Gold, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Silver, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Peridot, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Purple, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Red, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Orange, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Fuchsia, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Royal Blue, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Chunky Gold, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pink Melon, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Cardinal Red, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Lime Green, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Citrus Green, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Aqua, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Steel Gray, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Dauber Set, multi
  • Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 8 oz.
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Other Supplies
Tree branches
An assortment of clear glass ornaments
wood ornaments and paper mache
An assortment of ribbon
Stenciling tape
Hot glue
#12 flat brush

Instructions

  1. Remove the hangers from the glass ornaments. Pour some the Extreme Glitter into the glass ornaments and rotate until it is completely covered on the inside. Turn upside down and allow excess to drain. Once dry add hanger back and then add a matching ribbon. 
  2. For the wooden ornaments basecoat each with Lime Green, Pure Orange and Cardinal Red. For the wooden birds paint Pink Melon and Cardinal Red. Once dry tape off sections and add the Peridot Extreme Glitter to the Lime Green ornament, the Orange Extreme Glitter to the Pure orange ornament and Red Extreme Glitter to the Cardinal Red ornament with the dauber. For the wooden bird add Red Extreme Glitter to the bellies of the birds. 
  3. Paint the paper mache stars with Steel Gray and Yellow Ochre. Add Gold Extreme glitter to the Yellow Ochre star. Once dry glue a silver ribbon in the middle with a bow in the center. Add Silver Extreme glitter to the Steel Gray star using the dauber. 
  4. Paint the paper mache ball with Aqua. Once dry tape off the top have and add some of the Chunky Silver Glitter above the tape with the dauber. Once dry remove the tape and add Turquoise Extreme Glitter to the entire ornament going over the silver glitter and the Aqua paint. Once it is dry glue a green ribbon in between the two colors and then add a bow on top. 
  5. Add Sparkle Mod Podge all over the tree branches and allow to dry before adding ornaments. 
Tip: Once all the paint has finished dripping from the glittered ornaments secure in front of a fan with the openings pointed towards the fan to dry faster.
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