A few years ago, it was all the rage that rekindled a use of old and broken vintage jewelry, bejeweled Christmas trees. While they were a great way to use heirloom and broken vintage jewelry, if you wanted to make on from scratch, it was going to cost you some serious money! Even if you spent only $2-$3 a piece, it was still going to cost you almost $100 to put one together!
I still think they are pretty, so I decided to come up with a much less expensive version of a bejeweled Christmas tree with items from the craft store. This is actually a great project to do in a group setting with a glass of wine (Hint,hint,invite me over!).
The best part is, you only need a few items and always remember your 40% off coupons!
I used a wood craft plaque,a box of plastic rhinestones,green felt as my backing and white craft glue.
I first wrapped by wood in felt. You can also use a hot glue gun if you find the tacky craft glue isn’t sticking enough.
I then cut a rectangular piece and added it to make the back nice.
Sort your rhinestones and figure out which ones you want to use.
Start playing and placing your Rhinestones, and figuring out your pattern before gluing.
Once you have your pattern figured out, you can start gluing. This is where white craft glue works better than a hot glue gun. If something is a little off, it’s much easier to reposition it with the craft glue.
Then you can frame your masterpiece, or you can do like I did and go a little more modern (or lazy) and put it next to a frame for display.
This is a smaller version of a bejeweled Christmas tree, but a larger version next to the twinkling Christmas lights would be beautiful!
For more holiday inspiration, you can check out my book Creatively Christmas on Amazon,