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Friday, November 12, 2010

An early start...

Somewhere in blogland I came across this tree.  I love the color scheme. 
My tree last year was nice.... but I'm more than a little tired of the red color scheme I had going on.   I looked at Wally World and their glass ornaments are $4 for a pack of 4 big glass ball ornaments, or $15 for a bunch of small ones.  I guess they're not terribly expensive, but that would be AT LEAST $19 if I ONLY got 2 packs. Certainly not enough to fill up my 9 ft tree.  

So I decided to do a little recycling, with this: 

and lots of these from my basement:

I left the gold ones alone, but after I sprayed the light and dark red ornaments, I was quite pleased and surprised with the results.
I love that the dark red ones turned out light purple, so I only did a light coat on those.  I did 2 coats on the light red to make them very pink.  They dried really quickly too, I only waited 5 min in between coats, long enough to roll them over and make sure the whole thing was painted.  

Then there were these 2 emerald green ornaments I never liked, but I'm glad I didn't throw them away last year.

And you, Hawaiian Santa,

you're perfect just the way you are...

Total Cost: $4.34 for spray paint.

This is just the first of many ideas for my tree this year.  I'm glad I was able to get them painted before the hustle and bustle of the holidays gets in full swing.   I'll be working on a few Christmas projects before Thanksgiving, so I can actually enjoy them and be ready to bust out the decorations December 1st!


  1. pink and purple christmas tree?! Dave would never allow it, but it would be the tree of my dreams! someday we need a boy tree(aka star wars and power tools) and a girl tree(aka pink balls and purple lights) You're amazing (as always)!

  2. aww, thanks:-) The funny part is, my husband hasn't seen these yet-- I'm going with the "don't ask first so he can say no" logic, it usually doesn't work out well, but its already done:-)

  3. I am your newest (and your 50th) follower! Came over from betterAfter and love what I see!!
    Great idea for all those old ornaments..gonna try this one!


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