While shopping for Christmas stuff at Michaels, I noticed a few ceramic birds on clearance for half off. I decided that they would make most excellent candidates for candle stick make-overs! One of my most favorite spots in the Restore is where they have all the candles & candle sticks. Normally they have odd ones that are in need of repurposing! Plus your money goes to help Habitat for Humanity.
Let me show you what I started with.
I didn't do much to any of the candle sticks or the silver base that I also found at the Restore. The one candle stick & glass plate got a coat of looking glass spray paint so it would look like mercury glass. I wrote a post on how to do that here if you are interested. The silver got a little white tooth paste polish to take off the tarnish. I picked up a set of white sparkly branches to augument the vintage velvet holly leaves I also found at the Restore. After that it was hot glue gun work!
A little spanish moss as a nest, some velvet flowers & holly berries and voila! Three upcycled decorations fit for my mantle!
Clustered up with a few other vintage finds, it's super pretty! Love those deer!
Blue birds, a vintage Scotty & elves all get along, right?
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