Shanty Tree Topper

I have learned never to turn down FREE items!  I may not have a vision for it yet but if it sits in the garage long enough and idea will follow!!!  This is how I ended up with my tree topper this Christmas!
My mom changes her tree decor a little every year so she set her old topper out for me (she actually thought I wouldn’t want it….nothing a little spray paint magic can’t handle!)
The gold glitter didn’t fit with my tree decor
so armed with a can of our favorite color of Rust-Oleum ~ Heirloom White ~ I got to work!
Just a few coats inside and out!
Never underestimate the power of twine ~ 4ply randomly wrapped and secured to the backside with hot glue!
She’s ready for her debut!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!! ~ Ashley:)
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  1. jaimeparis on December 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I love it so much! It is gorgeous.
    Holiday hugs, Erika

  2. Funky Junk Interiors on December 19, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Love YOUR touches to this piece! I agree, the jute really makes the piece.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!

    FJ Donna

  3. Katie on December 19, 2009 at 3:02 am

    I LOVE it!

  4. Jennie on December 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    It's beautiful!

  5. Miss G on December 18, 2009 at 4:27 am

    ooo . . . good thinking! Kelly

  6. [email protected] Creations by Kara on December 18, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Looks so much better now! Beautiful job!

  7. Teri on December 18, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Great idea! I always forget about painting things until after I've given it away or sold it at a garage sale.

  8. Virginia's Looking Glass on December 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    When the highlight of your shopping experience is not the $100 shoes you got for $12.50 or the $60 shirt for $5 but the 3M sanding block sander on clearance for $2.99, does that mean you've been Shantified!!!!
    Just curious..

  9. Anonymous on December 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Great idea! I need a tree topper (my top is currently bare) and I saw a topper like this at Walmart, but didn't like the "gold". Its on my list now! thanks!!

  10. Susan at Charm of the Carolines on December 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Susan at Charm of the Carolines

  11. littlethings1 on December 17, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Looks so much better ! So thankful for spray paint & heirloom white !!! Congrats on being on the front page on Etsy this AM !!
    The Little Things

  12. Meredith on December 17, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Love this. One of my favorite projects!

    Where do you buy twine? I looked at Michael's yesterday and came up empty.

  13. Sandy on December 17, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Looks great, love the twine.

  14. HouseMama on December 17, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Whaaaat??? No Ralph Lauren glazey-stuff? 😉
    Looks wonderful, as always!

  15. dr on December 17, 2009 at 4:55 am

    Brilliant! What a really cute idea!

  16. Jenna on December 17, 2009 at 4:22 am

    So cute! Tonight my Mom showed me a bunch of 'junk' she wants to get rid of. Can't wait to stash it for a good craft idea. Gotta love the Mom's!

  17. [email protected] on December 17, 2009 at 3:53 am

    …on a side note- I'm in love with your blog… and have been spending hours looking at it! We live about an hour from a Hobby Lobby/Michaels, etc.
    However… my Hubby is working in Des Moines tomorrow… and I am sending him to work armed with a list for HL! LOL Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Blondie's Journal on December 17, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Perfect!! I love the twine!


  19. Heather on December 17, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Very cool! I bet it would look great with white lights stuffed inside!

  20. [email protected] Beneath My Heart on December 17, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Love it! The twine was the perfect touch. I've been working some "twine magic" myself today.
    Take care!

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