Monday, December 23, 2013

Gold Christmas Tree

First of all, I don't know if I should wish you a Merry Halloween or apologize about the random post that went out earlier in the week.  Hopefully the problem is fixed and all is well in bloggyland.
 
I not much of a photographer, but I'd like to share one of the photographs I took a few years ago through the window of my office, the tree in my front yard.   When I woke up early one morning, it was full of frost and snow and looked so pretty. 
Later that year, we had a heavy snow and it broke off one of the big beautiful branches.  I went out and saved that branch so it could became a part of my Christmas Party!

I decided to start painting it that next summer...
 I started spraying and spraying and it just wasn't covering. 
That's when I knew I had to move it inside and get out the GLITTER!
 Awww, now it was working!
 I poured the glitter glue in the little green bowl and painted it on EACH branch then sprinkled the entire tree, branch by branch, with gold glitter!
Finally it sparkled! 
Now for the tree stand...I painted a terra cotta pot gold and filled it with plaster of paris then added the tree branch.  (Now that was a project in itself!)  After the tree was set solid in the pot, I sprayed the plaster of paris gold and added more glitter to the inside...
 ...and a few glittery dragonflies to the branches.  I loved my sparkly tree!
  Now it was ready to display all the golden ornament cookies~ 
 I will continue with more of my golden themed Christmas Party well into January.  I can't believe Christmas is in two days - AWESOME!
I Believe in the Miracle of Christmas~
Merry Christmas!
 
Sweet Dreams, Sugarplums!

12 comments:

  1. YOU ARE SO TALENTED. LOVE FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! :)

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  2. Your ornament cookies look so pretty on your glittery tree.

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    1. Thanks Beth, it really was fun to hang cookie on my tree!

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  3. Thank you for posting the picture of the little tree out in your front yard. I remember that picture from a few years ago and seeing it again just brought some Christmas joy to my heart. I love how you recycyled the branch and gave it new life. Merry Christmas, fromtwobeautifulgilrs

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    1. That little tree has even grown new branches - that makes me happy too! :)

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  4. Gorgeous project, Kim! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer - I always love when I can make something from nothing!

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  5. I love your gold Christmas tree! Great idea and I may just use it next year for some home decor. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for a fabulous and inspirational year here on The Partiologist. All the best for you, your family and this blog throughout 2014.

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    1. Now that I have it made, I might just bring it out year after year! Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog, I wish YOU the best in 2014!

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    2. Hi Kim,
      I'm playing "catch-up" with my blogger favorites. I love everything you have done for the holidays. The tree is a real keeper. Now, let me ask, after following you for years I just must ask, do you own the house next door to store all your decorations for all your parties? You certainly have tons of "stuff". I love it. Please keep it up.

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  6. Hi Kim,
    Love what you did with your tree branch. Do you own the house next door to save all your decorative goodies. You have so many different ideas it must take so much time to clean, store, shelve, and keep track of what you all have. Not easy to store tree branches I'm sure.
    Keep up the great ideas you share.

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