Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vintage Lace Christmas Tree

Are you ready for another Christmas tree project?  I think this is my third tree related post in the last couple of weeks, but I didn't want another season to go by without creating at least one of these.

DIY vintage lace night light tree
You know I love using what I already have in my stash, so I gathered up the ingredients
 and started gluing.

vintage lace collection
It all started with a tomato/vegetable cage I found a few months ago and a box of vintage lace my sister-in-law was about to donate.  It didn't take much to convince her to donate it to me!

cover a tomato cage with drop cloth fabric
I covered the wire cage with muslin to make it easier to glue on the lace.  Hmm, I see a
 teepee here.  

use a tarnished silver compote as a Christmas tree stand
The tarnished silver compote makes a perfect tree stand.

how to create a night light with vintage lace
A dab of Tacky glue every inch or so along the top edge of each piece of lace holds it all in place.

vintage lace

use an antique steel cut brooch as a Christmas tree topper
An antique cut steel brooch was used as the tree topper; I just poked the pin directly
through the top.

I could have used a Styrofoam cone as the base, but I didn't have one, and.....
LED battery powered night light Christmas Tree
it wouldn't be able to glow like this.

LED battery powered night light
With the help of one of these battery-powered flameless LED tea lights, my lace Christmas tree glows in the dark. Do not use a real candle.

antique lace Christmas Tree night light
I didn't get a picture of it in total darkness, but you can see what a beautiful glow it gives off with just one little battery-powered flameless LED tea light. 



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