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Are you counting down for Christmas? We’re pretty much ready here! I just have to get one more Christmas-themed post out after this one, wrap presents, bake a cheesecake, and I’m good to go! 🙂
I came across this old ceramic Christmas tree my grandma used to have when I was digging all the Christmas decorations out of storage for this year. Despite being outdated, it still looks pretty good! But unfortunately all the plastic bulbs that were used with it went missing save one (you can see it on the left side of the tree in the picture below).
I decided I’d give it a makeover to give it a more updated look. I used Valspar Perfect Project Paint and Primer spray paint in White Gloss.
I gave the tree three thin coats, allowing each coat to dry overnight. I did it in our shop which is cold this time of year, so I wanted to ensure I gave it enough time to dry thoroughly after each coat.
Back in the day, I used to sell beads and findings on eBay while I was going to undergraduate school. I still have some beads and findings left over, and I always try to find ways to use them in my projects. These are 50 8mm Adabele Austrian Bicone Faceted Crystal Beads in Gold Champagne and Crystal AB and gold-plated headpins.
I inserted a headpin in each bead, bent it at the base, then snipped it off with wire cutters. You don’t have to use the headpins if you don’t want to; I used them because I thought it gave the project a more finished look.
I used a hot glue gun to put a bit of glue in each hole, then I alternated between the gold and crystal beads.
And that’s it! 🙂 I know not everyone has one of these ceramic Christmas trees lying around, but if you have something similar or spot one at a garage sale someday, I hope this project gives you some ideas for it! 🙂
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!