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Sweet as Can Be Christmas Tree

Create a sweet, simple, yet elegant holiday decoration that’s both classic and on-trend. This novelty design gives a simple twist on the traditional holiday tree. Add the working lights for the finishing touch!

  1. Wipe tree and base with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.


  1. Brush three coats Antique Pewter to base. On third coat brush to slightly above the base to prevent paint from dripping on shelf. Let dry.
  2. Brush two coats of Pure Brilliance to inside base. Let dry.


  1. Brush base and undersides of protruding limbs with three coats Pink Tourmaline to tree, drying well between coats. Turn right side up and paint remaining tree with three good coats. Let dry.
  2. Stilt base and tree on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Foil or foam plate for paint palette
  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water