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Add a little sparkle to your holiday decorations this season. These miniature glitter Holiday trees will go well in any part of your home that needs little holiday cheer. 

  1. PREPARE: Before you start, make sure you’re working in a well-ventilated area, like your garage, and cover your workspace with a drop cloth to protect it from overspray. Wipe down your laser cut trees with a tack cloth to remove any dust or dirt. 
    Note: Immediately before spraying any aerosol spray paints or glitters, shake your can thoroughly for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. If you’re spraying the paint for an extended period of time, we suggest shaking the can periodically throughout your application as well. 
  2. PRIME: To ensure the best coverage, use a primer on your trees before spray painting. Once your can is thoroughly shaken, hold your Ultra Cover 2x Primer spray upright 10-16” from the trees and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart, let the primer dry to the touch, then flip the tree over and spray the other side. Then, let the primer dry for about 20 minutes. 
  3. PAINT: Now you’ll want to paint the trees gold so that your glitter has a nice metallic base to adhere to. Shake your can of Stops Rust Bright Coat spray paint in Gold, and hold it upright 10-16” from the trees. Use a sweeping motion to spray two or more light coats a few minutes apart. Let the paint dry to the touch, and then coat the other side of the tree. Let the paint dry for about one hour. 
  4. GLITTER: Next, it’s time to apply the glitter. Shake your can of Glitter spray paint, hold it upright 12-14” from the trees, and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart, let the glitter dry to the touch, then flip the tree over and spray the other side. Let the glitter dry for about 20 minutes. 
  5. SEAL: To keep your glitter from flaking off the trees, you’ll want to coat it with a clear sealer. Using the same technique you used to apply the Glitter spray paint, spray the Glitter Clear Sealer on your trees, then set them aside to dry.
  6. FINISH: Let the trees dry completely for 24 hours before handling.

Now it’s time to add some sparkle to your holiday décor! Display your mini glitter trees on the mantel, hang them on the tree as ornaments, or assemble them on your dinner table alongside these DIY Holiday Centerpieces from Repurposed Glass Bottles for your holiday dinner.  Happy holidays!