How to Make a Unique Table Centerpiece Using Acrylic Rhinestones and a Twig
Planning a wedding or family gathering? Looking for something as special as the special occasion? Look no further then this majestic tree. Adorned with gold paint and glittering stones, this tree is perfect and lights up any table. See below for our easy to follow instructions.
For this project I used:
Gold paint and paint brush
Small stand of lights
25 mm clear acrylic rhinestones
Small styrofoam piece
Small box ( I picked up a box on clearance)
I looked around the yard for a twig that had lots of small branches but ended up cutting one off a tree and removing all of the leaves. Paint the twig with gold paint. You may need to do two coats. Let dry completely between coats.
Take a small piece of Styrofoam and place it in your box. Make sure it sits flat.
Wind your lights around the branches of your painted twig. There are battery operated lights available so that you can hide the battery case inside the box and cover it with crafting moss. Press the end of your twig into the Styrofoam piece in the box so that your twig stands upright.
Spread Gem Tac on the backside of a 25 mm clear Acrylic rhinestones. Place the ends of a piece of gold string, 4 inches long in the glue to form a loop and place another rhinestone on top. Make several rhinestone ornaments.
Allow to dry for 24 hours. When dry, hang the rhinestone ornaments on the branches to catch the light to create a romantic, sparkly ambience.
You now have your very own elegant center piece you can use whenever you want. Dazzle up a wedding or simply spice up your table at your next party. This tree is perfect for any event.
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I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.