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Splendid Tree Trimmings

Splendid Tree Trimmings

by Annabelle Keller

Dress up your tree this holiday season as papier-mâché gets glitzy with Krylon® Premium Metallic spray paint.

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1 hour
  • Krylon® Gesso Spray – White #7015
  • Krylon Premium Metallic Spray Paint – 18 KT. Gold Plate #1000 or Sterling Silver #1030
  • Papier-Mâché Ornaments (various shapes and sizes)
  • Assorted Wire Edge Ribbons (models use either gold or silver in these sizes: 12” of 1/8”, 14” of 3/8” and 16” of 5/8”)
  • 14” to 16” of 1/8” diameter Gold or Silver Metallic Cord
  • Embellishments:
    • Gold & Silver Metallic Trims
    • Small Buttons
    • Jingle Bells
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun Sticks
  • White Craft Glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Rods (to hang the ornaments on while painting and drying)
  1. Create patterns on ornaments by either:
    • Gluing buttons on ornaments with craft glue (see small silver heart and large gold ball, lower right)
    • Adding patterns with beds of glue from the glue gun (see small gold heart and large silver ball)
  2. Hang ornaments from rods to allow glue to dry
  3. Hang ornaments from rods
  4. Coat ornaments with Krylon Gesso spray paint
  5. Allow paint to dry
  6. Coat ornaments with Krylon Premium Metallic spray paint (either 18 KT. Gold Plate or Sterling Silver)
  7. Allow spray paint to dry
  8. Tie bows in ribbon or cord
  9. Glue bows to tops of ornaments (at hangers)
  10. Glue trims to painted balls dividing them into segments, around the equator or in any other pattern you choose
  11. Paint simple star shapes to add interest and dazzle to the tree

Splendid Tree Trimmings was designed by Annabelle Keller.

Find more seasonal inspiration by exploring additional Winter spray paint projects from Krylon.

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