Sunday, December 4, 2011

Decoration Renovation

My mum knows that I like me a spire on my Christmas tree..
rather than the more traditional star or angel. So when she found this one second-hand somewhere, she kept it aside for me in case I might be able to do something with it.
I have!
While it was OK looking, I thought I'd do a bit of renovating to make it fit my 'luxe' theme for this year. So I stripped it back to bare bones. (Ideally, if I had started this project earlier - like before the tree was already up - I would have painted it at this stage. I think I would have gone for a matt gold/matt silver/copper scheme.) But working with the time I had (one evening) I gathered up whatever items from my craft stash I though would fit the colour scheme.
Then I grabbed my trusty tube of E6000 glue, a toothpick, scissors and just started, with no plan in mind. 
I just kept adding things until I felt like it was enough.
Or maybe more than enough...
if you don't like fussy, this decoration's not for you! But it is an original, one of a kind and that's fine with me.
Here it is in pride of place on the tree, which is thankfully now all decorated. I really like the way it's turned out, though I am missing the pop of cheery aqua I've been able to see for the past few years.
Now to get on to making some edible gifts that are needed by the end of this week. Eeeek!

P.S. Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.” Anon

P.P.S. I am linking up with Kara's 'Look What I Made' Christmas Linky Party over on 'Creations by Kara'. Go and check out all the great ideas in blogland!

1 comment:

Candy Perfume Girl said...

It looks great and so does your tree:) I know what you are saying you miss the pop of aqua, I'm missing the dried rings of orange we had on ours last year too!


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