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Sparkling 3D Christmas Trees

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Hope you are finding some time to Craft snd relax during this busy time of the season. I am sharing a Home Decor project this week. I used the new Mixed Media kit from Tres Jolie.

The kit includes some pretty Tim Holtz Mica Stain sprays that will make your Christmas trees really pop with color! You'll want to grab this kit and start creating a set or even two. These would make a great gift idea and something to treasure for years to come.

These 3D Christmas trees are so pretty and so many fun ways to decorate them! Let's get started.

Remove your trees from the package. You will have 2 matching trees in different sizes, along with 3 stands.

 I chose to use Prima Bloom Sprays in Fir Needles, Gold Foil and Mister Huey's Pretty Pink sprays (from my stash)to cover the surface of each tree, both front and back sides. I set each tree inside a cardboard box so I would prevent me from getting the spray all over my work surface.

Let dry on one side before spraying the other side. While my spray is still wet, I sprinkled some embossing powders onto my tree surface.  Shake off any excess embossing powder back into your container. I'm using embossing powders from Stampendous Red Tinsel,  Stamp Stuff- jeweled Gold and Martha Stewart Peridot (all from my stash) But you may use what's included in this kit, depending on your preference. 

 Repeat this process for all three Christmas trees, using the different colored sprays and embossing powders for each tree. 

Heat emboss each side using a heat gun. Repeat this process on both sides of each tree. Taking some acrylic paint from my stash,  Bright Red, Camouflage Green and Gold, I applied the paint along the outside edges of each tree. Set your trees aside to dry.

Now take your 3 wooden stands in your kit, and cover with matching acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. 

Now we are ready to assemble our trees. Slide each piece into the slots to create a 3D effect. Then taking your tree stands, I inserted my trees into each stand. I added some Beacon glue (in my stash) to the bottom of my tree slots to add some extra strength and hold in place. 

I applied some Aleene's Fake Snow from my stash)along the bottom areas of my tree. Then sprinkled some Crystal Snow ultra fine glitter (from my stash) over top. After throughly dry, I adhered some tiny presents, Christmas bears and even a snowman button figure, baby doe and pom poms for snowballs (from my stash)along the bottom edge each tree. You can skip this step if you prefer. Here's some closeups!

You can decorate your tree surfaces with sequins, gems, or stickers. I used a variety of different embellishments including Dazzle stickers, sequins and crystal gems.(craft stash) to finish I adhered acouple Gold and Silver Stars on he top of each tree to add additional sparkle! Here's some closeups!

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thank you for stopping by the Tres Jolie blog! Be sure to check back later this week to see more project inspiration from Jeanne and Crystal!

We have a new mood board challenge for the month. Here are the rules. 
*You can create any type of project for the challenge. 
*You MUST say what you were inspired by. 
*You MUST include the twist in your design. 
*We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
It MUST be a new project.
Here is the mood board:

The twist for this month is HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
Place your entries in the December 2022 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on December 31st 2022 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).
 Until we meet again, Happy Crafting!
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