I wanted an Easter egg tree to hang some little ornaments that were gifts to me.
Pottery barn had a cute one. ~
But, yikes, the price! This one was $74.79. What are those people thinking? I have a hard time spending that much on a 8' tree to plant in my yard!
In a corner store I found this one for 89 cents. ~
It's a little garish. Okay, it's a lot garish! It's wood and the branches are flexible, so maybe I can do something with this.
A little grayish white craft paint helps. An image downloaded from The Graphics Fairy gets Modpodged on and that helps a lot! Some watered down brown paint gets wiped across it all to add a little age. A couple of strings of beads attached with a glue gun and this is getting cute!
I have somewhere to hang the little glass eggs and ducky now! ~
Let me think, now.....$74.79 or 89 cents? Hmmm.
You have a great eye to recreate something into something great!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I think you develop that by thrifting and seeing what has possibilities.Delete
That turned out really cute Maureen! Love the graphics and the color! (And can I just say I'm loving that little lamp next to it??!!!) Nice job and way to save!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Danni. That lamp is the one that was broken and I fixed with the glass glue. It's holding up fine!Delete
I'll take 89 cents! Would not have thought to decoupage the base. Again, great image selection from the Graphics Fairy. I never take the time to browse all the images!!!ReplyDelete
I didn't even need to resize the image as I lifted it off a collage sheet on the Graphics Fairy!Delete
Your creativity is a gift. I probably would have hung earrings on it the way it was when I bought it. Or perhaps I wouldn't have even noticed it in the store. You made something neat! MarilynReplyDelete
Thanks for calling me creative instead of stingy! lolDelete
Yep...89 cents wins! Imagine paying for the PB one? Are people crazy?ReplyDelete
I can hear my dad's voice saying, "people have rocks in their heads". lolDelete
I would not have thought of the possibilities! Love the decoupage, makes it look vintage.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Syndi. I don't think I spent 30 mins. on painting and decoupaging it. Don't you love easy, cheap and quick?Delete
Ha ha ha,...that's brilliant. It's nearly impossible to believe that is the same tree and saving over $70 is great. Nice job, Maureen.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Do you think PB hates bloggers? lolDelete
PB prices are just nuts. We have a PB out here and they are still nuts. I only buy clearance there. The wee tree (say that fast three times) is swell. Happy Easter. hug amish girl 4 meReplyDelete
I did say hi for you. I'm sure they think Grandma has imaginary friends!Delete
I'd say you did a great job for a good price! Can you believe what PB wants for some of their stuff? Sometimes their sale prices are okay but even then I think they are high. I love your little tree. I have one that we have kept from Gramma Hazel. It is a real branch and still in good shape. It is probably from the 1950's. Have a blessed Good Friday- xo DianaReplyDelete
Oh, vintage is even better! Have a wonderful Easter Day!Delete
WHAT A DEAL!!! I love what you did with it Maureen, it looks fab! I was thinking about making a mini easter tree, however I have my hands full at the moment. I will live vicariously through you ;)ReplyDelete
I'd say your plate is pretty full this year! Hope the Easter Bunny shows up for your little guy!Delete
Maureen Yours is adorable I love it and the price.ReplyDelete
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Very impressive up cycling!ReplyDelete
Oh this is so cute!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Same to you and yours, Laura!Delete
twigs from the yard work, too :)ReplyDelete
Drats! If I'd used twigs, I would have save the 89 cents! :)Delete
Well done. Happy Easter.ReplyDelete
It turned out perfectly Maureen! Beautiful! xoReplyDelete