Thursday, November 14, 2013

Make a Christmas tree topper with Smoothfoam and gems from The Robin's Nest

I'm delighted to be part of this holiday ornament blog hop, using Smoothfoam and products from The Robin's Nest. There are lots of designers to see - be sure to visit the TRN blog for the complete list of links.

I made a sparkly tree topper with a Smoothfoam disc that I embellished with these cute Dew Drops plastic gems that come in lots of different colors and shapes.


First I painted one side of the disc with a clear gloss glitter paint, then I glued pretty holiday papers from TRN around the back and sides. I used a clear gel glue to adhere each gem, one by one, into a repeating circular pattern. I really liked having a variety of circles, teardrops and diamonds to work with. The last step is to insert a painted dowel into the bottom of the disc and it's ready to poke into the branches at the top of the tree and secure with a little hidden twist tie if needed.

Leave a comment here to be entered for a chance to win a great prize of crafty goodies from Smoothfoam and The Robin's Nest - enter on each blog you visit in the hop!

21 comments:

  1. Such a clever idea, Lisa - LOVE it!

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  2. LOVE it! looks like an extra large lollipop!

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  3. love it.. thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thanks everyone - I love how much those little gems sparkle!

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  5. very very pretty... beautiful pattern :)

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  6. fabulous combination, design and colours

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  7. Love how you used the different shapes

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  8. I'd love to try Smoothfoam! I keep hear you using it, but have never tried it myself. Would be a welcome project to try.

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  9. Love all of the little details!!! Awesome job!!!

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  10. WOW this is so pretty. Love the design you chose.Wonderful job.

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  11. very pretty - bet it will shimmer when the xmas lights hit it!

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  12. cool tree topper love the details and I love the gems. thanks for sharing

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  13. Pretty tree topper! And a clever idea too!

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  14. Love the tree topper it would add sparkle to any tree!!!!

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