(30 Days of Crafting – Reduce/Reuse Recycle)
I purchased this cute little tree at a big name store some years ago. The silver color had turned black in some areas and it just didn’t look as cute as it once was. Yet, I was still in love with it and was reluctant to get rid of it. What a perfect opportunity to practice reducing/reusing/recycling and transform it into something new again.
Though my favorite holiday is not Christmas (I’m a Thanksgiving fan), I do have a soft spot for Christmas decorations. Every year I put up a small tree and have fun experimenting with different color schemes. The typical red and gold is nice, but I like to mix things up because I just adore COLOR! I took this old silver tree with clear/white and blue beads updated it with a fresh gold paint coating. The discolored snowflakes were also spray painted gold and topped with a pink glitter. Then to finish, I added sea-blue beads and AB colored snowflakes.
Viola! And its cute again!