Mosaic for debs
Well, I was moving it or something, and dropped it...
and I broke the toe.
Hmmm...what to do?
I decided to mosaic a rectangular box, and place charms applicable to debs around the ornament.
I figured she could use it to hold Christmas cards.
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I had intended to just glue a few items to the corner of a metal box, but I couldn't find the right box.
I ended up choosing this terra cotta planter box, and just mosaic'ing the rim with broken purple and white plate pieces in a Notre Dame/Parisian theme.
I supplemented with some gold tiles and a few other items, then grouted it in purple.
Around the Santa are items that are significant to debs--a pencil because she's a professional writer, a fleur di lis because she loves that symbol, Bobby McGees buttons from our clubbing back in the day, a pig dressed as Santa (long story), European coins representing her love of travel, and miscellaneous sparkle.
Kind-of a fun, one-of-a-kind item that is no longer broken, but useful and memorable.