How to Make Metallic Tree Toppers
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How to Make Metallic Tree Toppers

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

It’s that time again when all the decorations and the Christmas tree come out of the loft to make another appearance in your home to celebrate the festive season! And what Christmas tree is complete without a tree topper sitting beautifully on the very top!

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How to make


Turn on your glue gun and let it heat up for a few minutes. Grab a scrap piece of card or paper and have a go at creating different patterns using the melted glue from the glue gun. Although it is great to get stuck in, sometimes it’s nice to see what will work well before applying it to the actual final piece.


Once you have decided on a pattern, apply this to the body of the tree topper. Allow this to cool before painting. There are lots of different ways to decorate the tree topper. These 2 tree toppers show what they can look like if you are very precise and careful with a glue gun, but also what it can look like if you get messy with a glue gun. Both look very effective!


Apply the acrylic paint using a paintbrush to all of the tree topper. Allow this to dry and then repeat this step until the tree topper has been well covered.


Now it’s time for a little sparkle! Apply mod podge glue to the desired area and then shake the glitter over the top of this and leave to dry. To get the best results with glitter, apply a second layer of glue and glitter and then leave to dry.

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