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?!