Ok I went to the Dollar Tree looking for salt and pepper shakers and they didn’t have any. I found some plastic toothpick dispensers that I knew would work perfect for what I had in mind. You all know I love trees of all kinds and I want to create a fun tree that I can decoupage or paint!
The supplies I will be using are:
1. Fourteen toothpick dispensers which is seven packs
2. Glue gun
3. Cream tissue paper (I ordered min from amazon)
5. Mod podge
6. Paint brush
8. A strand of battery operated lights (optional)
You will get 2 toothpick dispensers in a pack. The first step is to unscrew all the lids off of the dispensers. You will set the lids and toothpicks aside.
I then mod podged the cream tissue paper onto 10 of the clear jars.
I ripped the tissue paper into small pieces and then mod podged them on.
You will cover the entire outside of the jar.
Once I had all 10 jars covered with the tissue paper I set them aside to dry. I then traced the last four jars onto my piece of burlap.
I cut out 4 circles and 4 strips of burlap. You will glue these onto the 4 jars.
I glued the circles on first and then I wrapped the strips around the jars and glued them on.
Once all four jars are covered with the burlap you will glue them together. We are forming a trunk for the tree.
I used a lot of hot glue to hold them together.
Once your trunk is together it is then time to glue the top of the tree together.
I glued four of the tissue paper jars together to form the bottom row of the tree.
You will glue the bottom row onto the top of the trunk.
I then started to add the third row. I placed one of the jars in the center and then I placed another jar on each side.
I then added the second row and then the top jar. I created a star out of the toothpicks for the top of the tree.
I added a set of batter operated lights. I put the lights into the back of each jar. The wire lights work very well for this.
This tree is so easy to make and turns out so cute. I love how you can get creative and make this tree in a variety of ways. The jars can be painted , mod podged or covered with fabric. I hope you will all get creative and give this a try.