Getting a good picture of something so silvery and shimmery, well that's a little difficult.
Z Galleries tree that inspired me was much, much bigger....
Yeah......I don't have the space for something as spectacular and showy as that, so I made mine in a table-top size. (Although I have a sneaking suspicion that my friend Sunny at Life in Rehab is going to do a full blown version of this....which would be awesome!)
When I was in Arizona, my friend Judy made me buy not one but two of these silly little Easter Trees from the Dollar Tree.
They were in ugly green pots. They had ugly green aquarium gravel glued to the inside of the pot. They had ugly wire branches wrapped in ugly white paper. They were just awful. (I let her talk me into some crazy stuff sometimes because she is a visionary, and my best friend.) But....despite all of their awfulness...it was the Dollar Tree after all, they were only $1 each. She made something awesome with hers that I will be showing you one of these days,but mine just sat in a cabinet in my craft room looking ugly....right up until last week.
I got out my can of silver spray paint, spread those branches out and sprayed it all silver.
Better all ready don't ya think? I cut up a shell necklace that I picked up from the thrift store...another dollar well spent....and since it was a necklace, there was a little hole in each shell already, so I just poked them on some of the branches randomly, along with some of those beachy blue beads that I love. I covered up that ugly aquarium gravel at the base with the rest of the shells from the necklace and this Z Gallerie knock off project was done!
Besides the fact that this little knock-off came in at under $5, pretty much everything on it is removable, so when I'm tired of it, I can dismantle it and put it away. (Since it's silver, you may or may not be seeing this again at Christmas time rockin' some new jewelry!)
Oh...and one more thing....I may have lied.....the project that I'm posting tomorrow may be my favorite Z Gallerie knock-off yet!