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Desktop Mini Tree

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Make a tiny tree prefect for your desk or a small nook.
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Skill Level: Beginner
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® 3 Piece Silicone Finger Caps
Item #12958
Use these little finger caps to press objects to your surface when you are using a hot glue gun. They'll keep burns away and won't leave finger prints in your decoupage glue. Best of all, Mod Podge washes right off, so you don't have to worry about having messy caps.

$5.49

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
Item #24887
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

$7.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Ornaments
Item #24890
DIY has never been easier or so much fun! Create your own embellishments to paint and attach to projects. Molds are made of durable, easy-to-use silicone. Decorate your projects with Ornaments Mod Molds!

$6.99

FolkArt ® Metallics - Antique Gold, 2 oz.
Item #658
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Inca Gold, 2 oz.
Item #676
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

Other Supplies
Paper Mache Cone Tree
Tinsel Ribbon
Hot Glue
Scrap Holiday Paper
Rhinestones

Instructions

  1. Begin by hot gluing the tinsel ribbon around the cone tree. Use Mod Podge finger caps so you don’t burn your fingers.
  2. Create the Mod Melt frame by heating a Mod Melt stick in a high-temp hot glue gun. Squeeze the melt into the frame molds. Allow the melt to cool for 7 min. Remove the melt from the mold and finish with paint. Use one coats of Inca Gold paint. Once dry, top-coat with Antique Gold. Glue small pieces of holiday themed scrapbook paper to the back of the frames. Make as many frames as desired.
  3. Hot glue the rhinestones and frames to the tree.
Tip: Make a family photo frame by gluing small copies of family photos into the frames.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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