I wanted to add some height around the table and I wanted to bring color and depth to the table. I knew I didn’t want an all white table (they are lovely, just not me). I originally thought about actual decorative pine trees for the table but I couldn’t find any short enough, and not enough of them either.
When I was at Michaels looking for Styrofoam balls for the snowballs I noticed these green Styrofoam cones and thought… PERFECT! I wanted them textured and darker though. You DON’T want to use regular spray paint or even textured spray paint on Styrofoam or it will MELT it
So what CAN you use? Oil based orange peel spray paint is what I went with! I did 2 layers on the medium spray (you can switch to thin, medium or thick when using orange peel spray)
once they were dry I used a dark forest green spray paint (just regular, nothing special, not oil based or anything) to get the color I wanted. I started by spraying them upside down to get under the texture then flipped them back and sprayed them again. PERFECT!
I love how they added to the table here and there! (I did use some taller fake pine trees on each side of the table, which I loved, but these were easy to make and a great look. My husband likes them so much that we are using them in our hoe for decorating now! CRAZY, he usually hates stuff like this!
I think these will end up on our Christmas mantel. And I’ll definitely use this technique again!
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