Sunday, June 14, 2009
Here are some treasures found on my lunch hour at the local Goodwill. The picture frame was $4, the glass dragonfly photo holder was $1 and the silver tree was $6. The photo frames on the tree are going to be removed and I plan to paint the tree and the picture frame. The frame will be made into an earring holder.
Here is what I did with the old wooden frame. I put strips of ribbon across the back and pulled them taut and stapled them. I then put a piece of mat board behind the frame. I bought the wooden easel at Michael's when they were 40% off. I think this easel ended up being $20.
I removed all the mini photo frames from the silver tree. I used alcohol inks on the tree trunk and base to tone down the silver. I wanted it to be more earthy looking. I had no clue how to use the alcohol inks - I have had them for years and never opened the packages! I was pleased with how this turned out because I knew if I messed it up, I was only out $6. (note to self - wear gloves next time when using alcohol inks - my fingernails were green for 2 days!)
Here is an image from the back side of my booth where you can see the silver/green tree in use! I used the branches to display earrings and bracelets.
I used the glass dragonfly clip photo holder to display a bracelet made with lavender and green lampwork beads. Looked very pretty but I didn't get a picture of it close up!
How fun to make something cool from upcycled junk!