Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Special Gift

I put together a little something special for my friend Diane's birthday.
 
 
I found this sweet little planter at the flea market.  It's very old, I'm guessing from the 1950's or 1960's.
 
I placed a white flocked bottle brush tree into the back side, tucked some glittery tulle at the base of the tree, and then loaded the tree with all sorts of bejeweled goodies.
 

See the porcelain birthday cake in her right hand?  Her thumb was broken off of her left hand so I remedied that by adding a gift charm to it.
 
 
On the very top of the tree, I glued a pearl-seeded earring; it's concave on the backside and molded to the tip of the tree perfectly.


Sprinkled all over the tree are little birthday-themed bits.

 
 And because Diane is a police officer, I added this...


...And Saint Michael.
 


She has the most darling face!
 
 
I got a real kick putting this together!  Don't you just love it when you can repurpose something old and broken into something new and special?!

9 comments:

Shirley Hatfield said...

Oh, it is so beautiful! I would treasure such a gift. It is true that the most meaningful gifts come from the heart and when we create something with our hands...it comes from our whole being. I know your friend will love it.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I just love her and I am sure your friend is sure to love her too with all the sweet and personal touches you added to her gift.

xo Danielle

Martha Dehne said...

What a special gift! Something that your friend will treasure forever!

vintage grey said...

She is so beautiful and what a special gift that will be treasured!! xo Heather

harriette said...

What a lucky friend!! What a fun and sweet gift! !

Michaele said...

I don't know how you do it but I do love what you do! It is a true treasure.

Paula Parrish said...

Love IT! What a clever and creative idea for a birthday gift. I am sure that Diane will treasure this keepsake. ;o)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh my goodness...this is adorable and oh-so-sweet cindy! love your creativity :) we can't help but want to say "hey...does this tree make my butt look big" though ~ lol!! sorry...had to say it :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I'm a Diane, too...so I know she'll love it!