It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes reality exceeds expectation.
In creating a tree for my husband, inspired by his childhood, there was just one thing I was missing: a tree topper.
I had something like this in mind.
But after 5 thrift stores I had given up hope. At the last thrift store I spied this disaster.
The aluminum star reminded me of the vintage inspired corsages I had made in years past.
So I paid the $3.50 and promptly removed the scary plastic angel.
Then I rummaged around my craft bins and pulled out what I thought might look good.
Hmmmm, it wasn’t quite right.
So I scrambled around again and pulled out some vintage tinsel pipe cleaners and old mercury beads that were from a long ago broken garland.
I strung and twisted the beads into a long oval shape.
Once the beaded stems were hot glued in place the topper felt finished. I would love to do an entire tree in various shades of silver and aqua.
All of my favorite elements: net covered bulbs, tinsel, glitter…
But the big question was how would it look on the tree?
I find it a bit of a challenge to take lovely images of a darkly colored sparkly tree.
I can never quite capture the true shimmer and sparkle.
I love the velvet and pearls on this 60’s swinger.
And the shape of this snow covered tear drop.
The glass beaded garlands are a favorite of mine this year.
The tarnished glitter on this bulb reminds me that “The King is coming!”
This year the cloth gift bags have been replaced by vintage inspired wrapping found at Target.
But who needs a paper dachshund when you can have the real thing?
What type of tree topper do you have?
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