It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes reality exceeds expectation. It can Such was the case when Creating a Vintage Inspired Tree Topper.
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.
Hmmm, 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 on to the topper it 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.
The velvet and pearls on this 60’s swinger makes me swoon.
And the shape of this snow-covered teardrop.
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This year the cloth gift bags have been replaced by vintage-inspired wrapping found at Target.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?