Bring a taste of the outdoors inside with this DIY holiday decoration
Spruce up your holiday décor with a tabletop tree adorned in rich metallics.
Download a PDF version of this Martha Stewart project here.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT
Using a foam brush, paint the urn with metallic glaze paint and let dry.
Paint pinecones with metallic glaze paint and let dry.
Prune a branch or set of branches to fit in the urn.
Tip: It may be necessary to bundle a few branches together with wire to create a fuller tree.
• Create a “frog” by folding in the corners of a 12 x 12-inch piece of chicken wire.
• Roll the chicken wire into a loose ball.
• Set frog in the center of urn.
• Position the branches by inserting them into the frog.
• Pour sand around the branch stems to secure them.
• Cut a piece of cardboard to measure 2 inches.
• Wrap 28-gauge wire around the cardboard about 25 times. With wire cutters, cut the wrapped wire off the cardboard at one edge.
• The result should be 25 4-inch pieces.
• Repeat to create additional ornament wires.
• Fold the wire about ¾ inches up from one end and thread through the hanging loop of an ornament.
• Twist wire to secure onto the ornament.
• Repeat for each ornament.
Decorate branches with ornaments by wrapping ornament wires around branches.
Place painted pinecones on top of the sand to finish off the decorative urn.