Oct 09 2015

Sno Cone Trees

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SnoConeTrees

Sparkling frosted trees add a bit of whimsy to frozen themed decorations.

by Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas

 

SHOPPING LIST

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Design Master 840 snoBLAST

Design Master TintIT. 537 Plum

Design Master 792 Robin’s Egg

1- 18” tall Styrofoam™ brand foam cone

1- 12” tall Styrofoam™ brand foam cone

Modpodge

Chunky opalescent glitter

Foam Brush

Container for mixing and popsicle stick for stirring

White feather trim

White pom-poms

Scissors

Hot glue gun and hot glue

 

TECHNIQUE

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1.  Paint the cone with Robin’s Egg being sure to follow the directions on the label for spraying Styrofoam.

 

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2.  About 6” from the tip of the cone, run a thick bead of hot glue.

 

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Allow the glue to vary in height and thickness. This will be the snowline.

 

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3.  Pour about ½ a cup of Modpodge into a bowl. Add the glitter until the texture of the mixture is chunky but not dry.

 

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Stir until the mixture is well combined.

 

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4.  Brush the mixture on to the cone’s lower portion. Apply the glitter mixture until the whole lower part of the cone is completely and heavily covered. Allow to the glitter and glue mixture to dry on the cone.

 

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5.  Spray a thick layer of snoBLAST to the upper part of the cone. Apply the snoBLAST heavily towards the hot glue snow-line. You will want the snoBLAST to be thicker the closer it gets to the hot glue snow-line. Allow the snoBLASt to dry thoroughly. Apply additional coats, if needed.

 

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6.  When the snoBLAST is dry, lightly paint it with TintIT Plum.

7.  Edge the base of the cone tree with the feather trim. Adhere the trim with hot glue.

8.  Hot glue a white pom-pom to the top of the tree.