How To Makeover Christmas Tree Angel Topper
I love Christmas. It’s a time when I get to be with most of my family, celebrate our faith, and enjoy the festivities together. The Crow’s Nest is usually the gathering place for our east coast family, everyone comes and goes as their schedules allow and it’s a wonderful time of laughter, games, lots of good food, crafts and projects all going on at the same time for about a week. I love how everyone pitches in and reconnects after a busy year apart. Last year my angel tree topper had finally fallen apart, she was given to me many years ago by a dear friend. It was time to repair her and give her an updated look. I’m a country gal at heart and happen to have four pairs of cowgirl boots in my closet in various stages of worn and worn out. Naturally when the farmhouse style became popular, I was thrilled. This year my angel was going country! I remade her frame and sewed up a gray plaid skirt my momma would be proud of. My niece helped my find the perfect cowgirl boots to complete her new look.
I loved how my country angel so much I even added cowgirl boots! I had extra gray plaid fabric so I traced the shape of our existing tree skirt and sewed the edges. Cute!! I then decorated the tree with gray buffalo check ribbon and added the ornaments. Love it!
Let me know if you make or remake one, I'd love to see it. Merry Christmas!
Style: owner's chosen style is retro / eclectic vintage
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The problem: not enough storage space in craft studio area
This was part of a craft studio remodel project, look for next posting about the entire room.
My good friend Michelle's mother was down sizing and relocating her home of many many years. She asked me to assist her with cleaning out her mother's attic which had been use by many many family members as storage. Little did she know, I was thrilled to do it. My inner child came out and I was imaging all the forgotten treasures, special memories of tokens, keepsakes, dishes, wedding dresses, hats, toys, movies, photos, etc... My imagination went wild thinking of all the possible oddities that await in the attic.
It was clean out weekend... we ventured up the stairs to find an attic full of stuff that needed to be gone through and sorted by what to keep, trash, sell, or donate. As we sorted through, the memories and stories started to come to life. The experiences of those who came before and childhood memories filled the air. It made a dirty job very rewarding.
Out of the trash pile I gathered these old suitcases.
Design: to create a side table that doubles as storage.
Purchased ready made legs from hardware store along with appropriate hardware.
Stained and attached the legs
Use double sided sticky Velcro in between the suitcases to secure one to the other, also allows for easy removing to access the storage areas.
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