Sunday, March 30, 2014

BHG Crystal Tree Knock Off

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Years ago, back in the day when I used to read magazines, (You remember those? Yeah, they had great pictures and articles, printed on glossy paper, with pages you could turn. Ahhh, those were the days!) I would use them as my inspiration file. The pre-cursor to Pinterest!


Used this old tube of wallpaper 'seam' adhesive to glue the
 branches into the styrofoam. Yeah, I know...

Inserted the branches in a styrofoam ball that I had in the
basement from a project gone wrong.


Anyway, once I was done reading a magazine I would pull out articles or pictures of stuff that really inspired me. Even had them all filed neatly away in my filing cabinet. Only problem is that I forgot about them!



Added pendant crystals, hung by clear necklace 'wire'


In this past month, as we were moving things out of our bedroom to install hardwood, I cleaned out said file cabinets and guess what I found? A file full of eye candy! Yeah most of it was vintage but one article I ran into was timeless and pretty cool so I decided to replicate it. I call it my crystal tree.


Added dried moss to cover base.
I decided to create this with the 'use what I have approach' so I collected branches from my neighbor's yard, used an old urn in my dining room, styrofoam from an old box, wallpaper glue, dried moss I found in the basement. The only thing I had to buy were the pendant crystals and the wire. The crystals were 50% off at Hobby Lobby so I spent under $5.00 for the whole project!








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5 comments:

  1. Love the crystals!! Looks beautiful. And I still read magazines and love them...although pinterest has saved me quite a bit of money on magazine subscriptions because I only get a couple now.... haha :)

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  2. These are lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. I look forward to getting to know you better when you Guest CoHost with us.
    Angel

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  3. So wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you join this weekend as well!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  4. I have featured you at Sundays at Home this week! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. I love natural decor and I also love sparkle. I'm going to have to give this a shot soon. Great project!

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