Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Shanty Tree Topper

I have learned never to turn down FREE items!  I may not have a vision for it yet but if it sits in the garage long enough and idea will follow!!!  This is how I ended up with my tree topper this Christmas!



My mom changes her tree decor a little every year so she set her old topper out for me (she actually thought I wouldn't want it....nothing a little spray paint magic can't handle!)


The gold glitter didn't fit with my tree decor


so armed with a can of our favorite color of Rust-Oleum ~ Heirloom White ~ I got to work!


Just a few coats inside and out!


Never underestimate the power of twine ~ 4ply randomly wrapped and secured to the backside with hot glue!

She's ready for her debut!!!





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26 comments:

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Love it! The twine was the perfect touch. I've been working some "twine magic" myself today.
Take care!

Heather said...

Very cool! I bet it would look great with white lights stuffed inside!

Blondie's Journal said...

Perfect!! I love the twine!

xoxo
Jane

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Cute!
...on a side note- I'm in love with your blog... and have been spending hours looking at it! We live about an hour from a Hobby Lobby/Michaels, etc.
However... my Hubby is working in Des Moines tomorrow... and I am sending him to work armed with a list for HL! LOL Thanks for the inspiration!
~Amy

Jenna said...

So cute! Tonight my Mom showed me a bunch of 'junk' she wants to get rid of. Can't wait to stash it for a good craft idea. Gotta love the Mom's!

dr said...

Brilliant! What a really cute idea!

HouseMama said...

Whaaaat??? No Ralph Lauren glazey-stuff? ;)
Looks wonderful, as always!

Sandy said...

Looks great, love the twine.
Sandy

Meredith said...

Love this. One of my favorite projects!

Where do you buy twine? I looked at Michael's yesterday and came up empty.

littlethings1 said...

Looks so much better ! So thankful for spray paint & heirloom white !!! Congrats on being on the front page on Etsy this AM !!
Eunice
The Little Things

Susan at Charm of the Carolines said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.

Susan at Charm of the Carolines

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I need a tree topper (my top is currently bare) and I saw a topper like this at Walmart, but didn't like the "gold". Its on my list now! thanks!!

Virginia's Looking Glass said...

When the highlight of your shopping experience is not the $100 shoes you got for $12.50 or the $60 shirt for $5 but the 3M sanding block sander on clearance for $2.99, does that mean you've been Shantified!!!!
Just curious..

Teri said...

Great idea! I always forget about painting things until after I've given it away or sold it at a garage sale.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Looks so much better now! Beautiful job!

Miss G said...

ooo . . . good thinking! Kelly

Jennie said...

It's beautiful!

Katie said...

I LOVE it!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Love YOUR touches to this piece! I agree, the jute really makes the piece.

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

FJ Donna

jaimeparis said...

I love it so much! It is gorgeous.
Holiday hugs, Erika

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute! I took a similar star and covered it in silver German glass glitter. This would've been another great alternative.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How adorable! I love this idea.

Angie @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great transformation -- thank for sharing!

Connie said...

That's a sweet ornament, sugar! I love what you've done with it.
xoxo,
Connie

Kim -today's creative blog said...

tell your mom she can pass her relics my way next year. :)

Kim said...

I wouldn't have the vision for this one! Nice.

 
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