STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Glamorous Gifts Tree

Gift yourself and your surroundings with holiday glamour when you decorate this versatile foam tree. For weddings or other parties choose monochromatic schemes of gold ivory or white.
   Completion Time - 
2-4 hours
   Designer - 

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Block, 12" x 12" x 1/2"
  • Stak Tree*, 18"
Other Materials
  • Dk. green acrylic paint
  • Glass ball ornaments, assorted matte and shiny colors: 3", one; 2-1/2",
  • 100; 1", approx. 15
  • Ribbon: wire-edged, color of choice, 1" x 1/2 yd.; assorted satin and
  • metallic colors, 1/8" wide
  • Coordinating gift wrap, several different colors/patterns

Tools

  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Fine-line black permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Transparent tape
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue

Instructions

Note: The Stak Tree is available for purchase online at STYROFOAM™-Chenille or The Craft Place.
  • 1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to assemble foam tree.Paint tree dk. green; let dry.
  • 2. Cut several 1-1/2" squares from 1/2"-thick foam block. Wrapblocks like little gifts; tie with ribbons. Set aside gifts.
  • 3. Working from bottom up, glue 2-1/2" ornaments around treein staggered, horizontal rows. Apply glue to upper side ofeach ornament near cap. Fill in spaces with smaller ornaments.
  • 4. Tie 1"-wide ribbon into bow around top of large ornament;glue ornament to top of tree. Glue packages to tree as desired.