Glitter the Trees
We soaked some trees in a bleach solution, creating a mix of greens closer to what you would find in nature. The bleach doesn’t just lighten the trees; it gives them a lovely blue-green cast.
Photography: Johnny Miller
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2014/January 2015
Inexpensive hairspray can seal a glittered item: Spray it lightly over the trees and it will help the glitter stay on longer.
Green and white bottlebrush trees, 1 to 6 inches each
Bleach solution (1 part bleach to 3 parts water, in a glass bowl large enough to submerge trees)
White craft paint and paintbrush
Crystal and silver glitters
Soak some green trees in bleach solution until desired shade is reached, 5 to 30 seconds. Rinse well and let dry.
Mix equal parts craft glue and white craft paint. Mix a little silver glitter into crystal glitter. Brush glue mixture onto tips of white and green trees. Sprinkle with mixed glitter, shake off excess, and let dry.