Monday, July 23, 2012

DIY Crystal Tree

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!

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28 comments:

  1. That is just so strikingly beautiful! Good for you for making them yourself and saving some $. What a great project!

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  2. Cute. Those would be neat during the holidays!

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  3. Love it - have been looking for this to hang my eggs on - Thanks for sharing!

    http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  4. These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love how you've done this! Great tutorial. :)

    Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation

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  5. What a beautiful sparkly tree! Love that you did it yourself at a great budget!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks you guys for the sweet comments! They always make me smile!

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  7. Chris, I am in love with this sparkling gem. I think it would make a lovely Christmas tree. I have to attempt to make one after seeing yours. I am visiting from Knick of Time. :)

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  8. Wow, I am in love with this. Aren't you a clever girl to use the bead curtain. The price tag is in my range, but it' great that it does not lack on style and looks. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best - you helped to make it a fun party

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  9. Wow, it is pretty. This would also be great for Christmas

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  10. That is so beautiful. Just going to look stunning at the wedding. You are always so creative and talented. Great job recreating it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week.

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  11. What a fabulous idea! Why pay $145 each (gasp!) when you can make it yourself?! Great job! New follower, stopping by from the Blackberry Vine linky!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

    http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/

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  12. It looks Fabulous. Love the look! I am pinning it. Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend!

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  13. These are beautiful! Thanks for linkin up!
    Kim@madeinaday

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  14. So pretty! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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  15. Thanks so much for linking up to Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill. I'm a little late with the features but you are being featured later today none the less!

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