Make a Christmas tree topper with Smoothfoam and gems from The Robin's Nest

I'm delighted to be part of this holiday ornament blog hop, using Smoothfoam and products from The Robin's Nest. There are lots of designers to see - be sure to visit the TRN blog for the complete list of links.

I made a sparkly tree topper with a Smoothfoam disc that I embellished with these cute Dew Drops plastic gems that come in lots of different colors and shapes.

First I painted one side of the disc with a clear gloss glitter paint, then I glued pretty holiday papers from TRN around the back and sides. I used a clear gel glue to adhere each gem, one by one, into a repeating circular pattern. I really liked having a variety of circles, teardrops and diamonds to work with. The last step is to insert a painted dowel into the bottom of the disc and it's ready to poke into the branches at the top of the tree and secure with a little hidden twist tie if needed.

Leave a comment here to be entered for a chance to win a great prize of crafty goodies from Smoothfoam and The Robin's Nest - enter on each blog you visit in the hop!