The $5 Ceramic Christmas Tree
I know what you're thinking...a ceramic tree...for $5? But, if you know me, you know I am the most frugal (aka 'cheap') gal around sooo, when I saw these two trees on Marketplace for $10 I couldn't message the seller fast enough!
Welcome to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop. We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY. I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you. Their links will be listed at the end of this post.
I was on my way in minutes and came home with these two little beauties:
The tree on the left is today's focus.
It's about 11 inches tall.
That green crackle finish? Not my favorite.
It was also from PartyLite - Remember those home parties?
I gave it a good cleaning with soap and water and let it dry. Next, it went outside for some white paint.
There were some chips (see the top?) but I didn't care. The chipped side could be turned to the back and, in all honesty, this tree is designed to be viewed at night. The chip(s) wouldn't really show in the dark.
The base started out with paper protectors on the bottom. Those came off during washing.
I replaced them with some cork ones.
The base also had a spot for a tea light...remember? PartyLite! I used a battery operated one.
The top was place on the base and it was ready for it's debut!
This project brought back fond memories of the Ceramic Christmas Tree that I updated a few years ago. That one came a long way from it's original pink and blue!
As for the little green tree that came as a package deal? It went to my daughter. She's wanted a green ceramic tree for a while now and was discouraged by the prices. I was thrilled to find one for her, albeit a small one. I'm on the look-out for a larger one at a bargain price. She says she's confident I can 'work another miracle'! HA!
Isn't it grand when your grown children still think you can perform miracles??
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Before you run off, don't forget this is a blog hop and the rest of the team has some amazing upcycle/recycle/did-it-over projects to share with you. The links are all listed below: