It is so hard to believe we are already in the month February. Although yesterday felt like a Spring day with temperatures in the 60's. Today we are back to cooler and cloudy weather with rain in the forecast for later this week.
A few week ago I found this funny little metal candle holder at a thrift sale, I think I paid $1.00. I immediately thought it would be gorgeous painted for Spring in soft pastels with a few crystals added.
You can see it in the background of the photo below.
Here is a better shot after I added 4 wooden beads to cover the screw threads beneath the cups that hold the candles. There was probably some sort of large bead here originally.
When I first spotted it I thought it reminded me of cherry blossoms.
So I began by painting the entire piece white and letting it dry.
Next I painted the petals of the flowers soft pink and the leaves a soft green. I also painted the wooden beads at the top pink and green
Then I hung a few chandelier icicle shaped crystals on the branches.
Then tied a pouf of nylon netting to the base of the branch and fluffed it out.
And lastly I added a pair of bobeches with crystals to the candle cups.
I will probably use this as part of my Easter centerpiece this year.
So happy that it turned out the way I envisioned.