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Casa Quickie: Costume Jewelry as Ornaments

I bought this kitschy pink mini Christmas tree for $5 at Polkadot Variety in SF on a whim, thinking I'd display it as-is in a small flowerpot. But when I got it home, I realized the tree looked a little bare. Since ornaments probably don't come that small, I decided to unearth my big box of costume jewelry and use rock star pins, clip-ons, buttons, keys, pendants, and guitar picks as ornaments. I used embroidery floss to create hooks for the pieces that couldn't clip onto the tree on their own. And, I wrapped a set of pearl Mardi Gras beads around it as a garland.
No, it's not the most impressive tree, but it kind of makes me laugh. And, my rhinestone costume earrings add a bit of sparkle.

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Too cute!
rellicDragon rellicDragon 8 years
lol cute ....
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
demure20 demure20 8 years
I so love it! :tree: I want one now!
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
it reminds me of the charlie brown christmas tree. it's cute!
Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
That it's too cute, I'm so doing that next year!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
I did this last year! I had an adorable mini tree and didn't like the decorations. . .but then through people running into it/my cat/and other incidents, half my earrings ended up missing! I still haven't reunited a lot of the pairs I used :-(
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