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Simply Chic Christmas Tree Ornament

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.
Papier-mâché ornaments get a simple and sweet makeover with Mod Podge and Podgeable shapes.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes - Basics, Flat & Charm
Item #12918
Create your own charms and embellishments with ready-to-decoupage acrylic shapes.


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.


Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish


Other Supplies
Tree Shaped Papier-mâché Ornament
Foam Paintbrush
Holiday Themed Paper
Small Circle Punch
Gem Glue
Sparkle Ribbon
Rhinestone Trim.


  1. Paint the tree with Inca Gold paint. Allow to dry. Use two coats if needed.
  2. Trace the tree onto the holiday themed paper. Cut the tree shape out. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the tree paper shape, position onto the ornament, press with your fingers to smooth our any air bubbles, top-coat with more Mod Podge to seal the paper down.
  3. Paint around the edge of ornament (over the paper) with the Inca gold paint. Allow to dry.
  4. Punch a circle from holiday themed paper. Coat the top of the paper with Mod Podge, press onto the back of the Podgeable circle. Using your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Top-coat the back with more Mod Podge to seal the paper.
  5. Using gem glue, Glue the Podgeable shape to the center of the tree. Add rhinestone trim to the base of the tree, add sparkle ribbon across the ornament and pearls to the top of the tree.
Tip: Make a family photo or initial ornament by gluing small copies of family photos or initial letters onto the Podgeable shape and glue to the center of the ornament.
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