I wanted these awesome Manzanita Crystal Trees at my upcoming Wedding.
But the cost to buy already made $145 per tree and up! OMG!
So guess what?
From the SAME website HERE...You can buy the SAME supplies and make it yourself!
Start with a Manzanita Tree
(It came sanded and I painted it white)
Then get yourself a container of choice
And some styrofoam
and glue that tree in
(I used low temp hot glue as the trees were pretty stable in the styrofoam anyway)
(I also glued the styrofoam to the glass container)
(And I had to shave the styrofaom block to fit my container with a little room on each side)
Then get a crystal beaded curtain
(note that these are plastic crystal beads)
Curtain was only $22
And start cutting the strands apart and gluing them on
Then to finish off my look I got some little fake diamond crystals at HL craft store
And poured them in so that they went down all four sides of my container hiding the styrofoam.
(Hence cutting the styrofoam smaller than the container)
And here is the final look!
It looks and sparkles a million times better in person
And I'm getting some little LED lights to hide in the diamonds to make it shine
I am in LOVE with the end result
When the light hits them, they sparkle every color
Cost to buy one already made was $145
I made mine for $45 including all supplies
and it would have been cheaper but I used two Manzanita trees per pot to make it fuller.
So if you don't want to spend the cash on something that you want badly, google around because chances are someone, somewhere has found a DIY tutorial for you!
That's what I did!