This was a fun project to do and turned out as planned, which doesn't always seem to happen when you find ideas on Pintrest.
Back in July we took a mini vacation to Montreal. A great town to visit. While we were there we went to a cute Christmas/Holiday shop and they had an awesome Halloween section. On their display were these cute little candy corn trees in the Halloween village they had on display. I kept that in the back of my mind so I could possibly make some of these for our own Halloween village display. When we got home I did a Pintrest search for candy corn trees and found a link to Tim Holtz blog with a tutorial.
Here is the link: http://timholtz.com/candy-corn-trees/
Often times I do a Pintrest search and find great projects to work on but they don't always come out as planned. But Tim Holtz's provided great instructions and allowed me to have a beautiful project outcome.
Click on his link for the details. Here are my pics of my process below. I followed his instructions to the T and found it to be very quick. Took me less than an hour to do. I did a Periscope of the process and wanted to share the video but it didn't save. I am new to the app so will need to play with it again to see how to set up video saves.
|Products used, I got the tress and stains from Joanns|
|Used painter tape to cover area I didn't want to stain|
|How it looks after the spray|
|Use of paper towel to get excess stain off, my fingers were yellow and orange after this.|
|Making little cones to cover top of trees|
|The orange stain was really vibrant|
|Added some glitter to a few to make them sparkle|
This was a fun project and I would recommend doing. I think for Christmas I will try and make some candy cane trees and maybe some red and green ones.
Thanks for stopping by - till next time.