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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Dollar Store Cross Transformation

 I saw this wooden cross in Dollar Tree and it spoke to me,
"make me pretty".

I looked around, surely I couldn't be the only one that heard that?
Too many days stuck in operation isolation?
Yep, my first day to the Dollar Tree in months.
I felt like a medium, but instead of spirits, 
I had all these goodies calling out to me!

I won't show a photo of what my cart looked like when I was done.
 Let's just say the little's had a huge box going their way too!
I had something for everyone....probably something they may not have wanted 
but I swear everything had sparkles and rainbows around emanating from them!!

But I digress, that plain little cross.

I got home packed up the little's goodies,
yeh, their parents are gonna kill me!

And started on the cross. The first thing I did was take off 
that burlap bow and thumb tack!

It definitely needed to get out of that drab gray.
A nice coat of Aqua Cool Pearl,
brightened it right up.


Next I pulled out my beads and embellishments


I found a medal with an Angel on it, which went in the center.
I surrounded it with metal lavender beads


Next I needed to put something around the edge. 
I had a bunch of bead caps that seemed just right.


So on they went with some
GE Silicone.


I lined the inside of the bead caps with a string of pearls.
Then filled in the empty spaces with 2 colors of clear aqua
bicones.  I ended up dotting the spaces between the bead caps
 with more metal lavender beads. 


The bottom looked bare. I covered it in rhinestone strips.
I really like the way it turned out. I only wish I would have gotten more.
It found it's home on top of my headboard shutters 


where it fits right in ♥




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10 comments:

  1. What a transformation! I especially love the angel medal!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the medal was a lucky find in my stash ;)

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  2. The cross should have looked that pretty to begin with ~ it looks perfect now! Pinned to my dollar tree board.

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    1. Such sweet words Allyson! Thank you so much ♥ And thanks for the pin!

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  3. I love this idea and the color.

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  4. Such a fun transformation. Love the blue. Makes me want to craft. Thank you for joining us at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Hope you can link up again this week. Have a great weekend!

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  5. What a transformation! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  6. I'll bet you had a grand time sorting through your stash and deciding what to use. The end result is precious! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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  7. What a transformation! Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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