If you follow Jennifer on Instagram or Facebook, you know she has been a busy bee crafting up a storm for her upcoming Holiday Show in her home in Wilton, CT. She gets lots of requests on how she does her pin trees, so here is a quick tutorial.
Dump all varieties of sequins in a large plastic container. This is so you can have it in your lap and ready to go anytime.
Grab yourself a Styrofoam tree in any size from a local craft store, pearlized pin heads, so you don’t have to spend extra time adding a seed bead or pearl which gets time consuming, but you can if you like; and start pinning! Jennifer starts at the bottom and works her way up, but do whatever is comfortable for you.
I’m Jennifer’s assistant, also a Jennifer, and I like to do the trees with just sequins and plain sequin pins. In fact, its my favorite project to do on a road trip. My husband appreciates it because I can still talk to him while he drives, instead of zoning out on my phone or reading a book or magazine! Here is a tree I was working on last week while we drove to Asheville, NC.
If you are planning on doing a lot of trees, order your pins from China on Ebay to make life easier. Also try using Styrofoam balls and 1/2 circles for a fun platform. You can find sequins at any craft store, but again, if you are making multiple trees it is cheaper to order in bulk off a site like Cartwight’s.
Here is a display of trees Jennifer did recently. Don’t they look amazing on display? We hope you enjoy the trees as much as we do. Let us know how it goes and give us a holla in the comments or tag us on social media. Thanks for stopping by!