9.29.2009

$1 STORE Holiday Pick-Me-Ups

Got this at the $1 Store...

And turned it into this...with $1 Store leaves and flowers.

This fun paper...

Covered these 3 scary letters...
AND THIS PROJECT I NEED SOME ADVICE ON...
I took THIS $1 Store vase... Started wrapping it in wire and used a glue gun to keep it from moving around.

Once I got some criss crossed and staying in place, I was able to go to town...
And...I kept going to town...My husband has learned to not bother me and not ask what I'm doing. I'm in the ZONE.
Then I made a loop like the picture below.
and then I started wrapping the wire around the long loop I created. (Not tightly, just loose and messy) Like so... No rythme or reason.
And then I'd make another loop coming out of the middle of my messy one and do the same thing to it. Like So Below...
Keep going! Dont stop.
Because you end up with a pretty neato TREE!

QUESTION: should I spray paint it black? I was going to use Black Wire, but it was more expensive than the silver, so I just thought I could srapy paint it. What do YOU think?

29 comments:

scribbled sentences said...

I like it silver but the more I looked at it and thought about the dollar store.... it might look cool if you spray painted it black and got some spanish moss (they had it a dollar store in MD so hopefully all of them carry it) and hang it off the branches. Just a thought!! Nonetheless it looks awesome!!

Jen V - Flawed and Fabulous Crafts said...

Holy awesome idea Batman! I am so going to copy your tree! I think it looks great the way it is - how did you EVER come up with that? You are one crafty lady!

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

If I go black...I'm thinking of adding little halloween ornaments. If I keep is silver, I might be able to pull it off as a christmas Decoration as well, with little sparkly ornaments...hmmm...

Jenglamgirl said...

I was going to say that the wreath was UGLY before, but you made it CUTE, NOT CUEGLY HA! loved how creative you were with the bottle and wire.... I would never come up with something like that. Stop by my blog sometime... Larsenloves.blogspot.com I have up some halloween stuff. LOVE your new layout!

Mihills Family Blog said...

I say spray paint the tree black. That is about the most creative thing I have seen. Not even sure I could recreate it! ha

Marilyn said...

I was thinking keep it silver so you could reuse it for other holidays, but then again it wasn't very expensive so I guess you could always make more that are season specific. Love both crafts!!!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That is so cute!! Love that. I was wondering where you were going with it, and it's awesome!

Michele said...

OMG...I love it...and would definitely keep it silver!!! You are soooo creative. Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

Hugz,
Michele

The Harris Family said...

Wow! That tree is so amazing. I don't know how you come up with this stuff. Your other projects are also very fun and cute.

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

great idea with the wire! I would def. spray paint it black...it would look more "halloweeny"

Diana {The Princess Escapades} said...

Love your new blog design. :)

Wes and Dani said...

I'm thinking black. :) But it's up to you! The silver is cool, too.

Dani
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Wes and Dani said...

PS I really like your new blog background! :)

Dani
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High Heels and Huntin' Boots said...

Wow that looks great!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I think it looks great silver, and for a buck, I think you should make another one and spray it black and then send me whichever one you don't like! ha :)

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I like it silver! It would be cute with some spooky black crows resting on the branches.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I am loving this tree! So, so creative and so cute. I like the spooky crow idea too. Nicely done girlfriend!

Happy Together said...

What great ideas! I say spray paint the tree and add glitter :) I'm such a glitter fanatic lol.

fawnda said...

I agree with the others and say - keep it silver! Sooooooooo cool!

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

Glitter? Intrigueing.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Stay silver. So many holidays you could decorate for. Christmas. Valentines. Easter! Cute idea!!!

Hadley Family said...

That is amazing!!! You are awesome! I think black, but spray pain it my medium of choice these days! :)

Lacy said...

the silver looks neat because it looks like and old burnt tree, like when it turns grey. My husband thinks it would look good dark brown and black.

He walked in while I was checking it out and so you get his opinion too :)

Katie said...

Such cute projects! And on the cheap! Good for you girl! I think the tree looks good silver!

Heather's Haven said...

Brilliant idea! I would have never thought to cover the little vase in wire.
I stare in awe.
Definitely would spray paint it black.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

You're so creative! I'm liking the silver tree.

Tina said...

Wow! How creative. I LOVE it! I would spray paint it black and then make another for Christmas.

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Lorie said...

That is SOOOOO cute! And yes, please paint it black!!

Chrissy said...

How did you get the paper to stick to the letters so perfectly???

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