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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Top This

Today we're going to froth up our tropical tree with a topper created from a tinsel cone nabbed at the Dollar Tree and some of the usual on hand ingredients. You will need:

One tinsel tabletop tree
Flat backed marbles
A bamboo skewer
Silicone adhesive
First, determine which arm of the starfish is flattest.
 Set your skewer, pointed tip down, in the crease and slather with adhesive. 
Smooth it down with your finger.
Set this aside to dry.
Start adding your marbles and shells, working your way around the cone. There's no wrong way to do this.
Turn the cone a little at a time and add some more.
Thom likes his embellishments in linear order.
Done? Cool. Allow this to dry. Peel the glue off of your finger while you're waiting.
Once everything is set, stick the pointy end of the skewer into the top of the cone.
Balance, baby.

Tie some wire edged ribbon to the bottom of the starfish 
and pop that bad boy on the top of the Christmas tree.
 Do you like?
We're pretty cool with it!
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Mel said...

Your topper is gorgeous! What a fab idea.

Your beachy blue theme is so perfect.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Very fun!

Michelle L. said...

It is too cute and lush! You bespangle better than anyone I know.

Unknown said...

Ohh, that looks fantastic! I love it! I want some more shots of your tree... I'm in love with what I'm seeing so far!


Christie describeHappy said...

Ha!! It's a tree on a tree. Love!!