Junky Jingle Bell Re-Purposed Trivet Tree

My latest thrift shop purchase is this brass trivet for $1.

I had this thrift shop wooden candlestick in my junk stash.  These are great for repurposing projects and super easy to find at junk shops.

First I cut the candlestick off, and then drilled a small groove in the top to stick the tree trivet bottom into.  It fits quite snugly but if there is any movement I may drop some E6000 glue in the slot.

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Then I painted the trivet in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint "Old White".  The paint sticks to almost everything even this shiny brass.  I painted the base in "French Linen".  Of course I distressed the piece with sandpaper and waxed it with clear wax.

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To trim my junky repurposed trivet tree, I simply tied jingle bells on with jute.  I used a Tim Holtz crafts' enamel number "25" tag for a little extra Christmas bling.  This project was very easy, and pretty rustic.

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Here's the new trivet tree displayed with some of my other "alternative Christmas trees" in the kitchen!

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  1. Carlene this is adorable. I agree with Betsy, you can make a cute Christmas tree out of anything!!

  2. Awesome!! Love all your trees!

  3. Oh what a clever girl... you see the best in every single little thing! So cute!

  4. I love all your trees Carlene! This new one is a great addition to your collection


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