Xmas tree from a thrift store planter

December 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
CraftingWendy CraftingWendy, member
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I bought the bells at a recent estate sale.
On-sale ribbon from Michaels is the perfect tree topper
The red paint wooden base was a flea market find and the silver tray is one of many I collect. I love the color, warmth and patina of old silver.
My biggest challenge is where to put my tree -- on a table, at the fireplace with other junk treasures or as a centerpiece!

I wanted to decorate for Christmas this year using my newfound love of unique junk pieces. I found a hanging planter at our Humane Society Thrift Shop -- I love thrift shops dedicated to a wonderful cause. I took off the chain and was contemplating a use for the planter when I realized it looked just like a Christmas tree and sat perfectly upside down. I love the colors of red and silver, so I set my junk tree on an old red painted board and a silverplate tray. I filled it with garland and pinecones left over from other craft projects and even decorated it with some colorful bells I found an estate sale. It's my first piece of junk Christmas decor. Look out! I'm on a roll.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, metal, wood, country, family room, green, red, silver-metallic, gold-metallic

Comments (6)

junkermidge writes: What a great idea. Very festive and you got to use your red and silver. Way to go! When the junk bug bites, it bites hard. Keep having fun with junk.
Midge Posted: 9:47 am on December 6th
fellowjunker writes: This is a cute little project....I really like the wire frame and I think I have something in the basement like it I'll have to pull out.
xojanis Posted: 1:52 pm on December 4th
itsnotjunk2me writes: This is a wonderful collection of Christmas "junk". You pulled it all together so well. Looks great on your fireplace hearth. ~judi ;) Posted: 9:53 am on December 3rd
monakent writes: Good thinking Crafting Wendy!!! Everything works well together. gailmarie Posted: 5:23 pm on December 2nd
RustyDiva writes: Great tree! I love the red base ~ just my kind of chippy red and very creative of you to stack it with the silver tray. Wonderful job! Posted: 3:59 pm on December 2nd
alicemom writes: I think you can put it any place or it can travel around! Love the base and tray. You did yourslef proud!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:17 pm on December 2nd
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