Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This -n- that.......

I tried this vine/birds design with one of my leftover chicken wire dress forms, and it was fun to work with......the vine at the top holds a vintage net hat aloft, and provides a way to hang the top bird while the lower birds dangle on long thin wires.




I hinged an old wood tray to a vintage shallow vegetable crate and added some of my dried sunflowers and a wire fence. It is secured with a hook to keep it shut and finished with a wire to hang it on the wall.
(This was an easy project, but I have had the tray for years, and never could figure out the best use for it until I found the crate!)


Below I wired a tray to a birdcage stand and wrapped vines around the top so that all sorts of fun stuff can be hung on them. The tray could hold a large photo frame, fern, vase of flowers, or whatever.

17 comments:

Lisa said...

All amazing projects but I just adore the old tray with the wire and dried flowers!!

Six in One Hand said...

I love the projects but the bird stand with the vines is my favorite.
How cute!!!

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

WHAT CLEAVER IDEAS! I LOVE THE DRESSFORM/BIRDCAGE! WONDERFUL!

trash talk said...

If you can make a dress form out of chicken wire, I just KNOW you can build a beehive. Just what would that cost me?
Debbie

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

The vines look amazing on the dress form. I want to attempt a chicken wire dress form. Yours are stunning!

All My Yesterdays said...

Awesome creations! Makes me want to get creative again....

ProudNana said...

I absolutely love the chicken wire dress form!!! I was on craigslist a few days ago and saw one and thought..."hmmmm....wonder what I would with that?" Now I know! Of course I immediately went back to craigs list and it was gone :(

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh, I just love your wire dress forms with the birds, so sweet. You create the most awesome displays, and give me so much inspiration!
hugs,
Debra

Callie Magee Antiques said...

I love the bird cage with the vines.
Beautiful! Wonderful post.
Lois

Prior said...

I love the vine "growing" so naturally up the form, and the birds are a nice touch, too! Lezlee

wendy said...

Mmmm, love your stuff.

Sweet Repose said...

Girl...YOU DA MAN!!!

You never cease to amaze!!! Though it makes my fingers hurt just to look at the chicken wire...my wire cloches are the proof of it...great work sista!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi there! I just found your fabulous blog by tracking back from my feedjit! I noticed that my blog is in your sidebar. How come you've never said hi??? To think all this time I've missed your wonderful posts and creativity!!! I am adding you to my sidebar and I would like to introduce your blog to my friends and followers. I'm sure many of them have visited but many I'm guessing many have not. Would that be okay??? I look forward to hearing from you!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Surprise:

You are on 10 Best Junk Collector Blogs



http://www.blogs.com/topten/10-best-junk-collector-blogs/

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I am blown away by your creativity....I have some old black handbags..I love to use them.

A few are so beat up and I have yet to part with them..one just lost its clasp.

I would love to use your idea in my bedroom..with a few handbags!

You are full of creative ideas.
So,glad to have found your blog...I really must follow you :)

Roseanna said...

Love the bird cage dress form, any tips on making one! I am dying to try my hand at one. Great creative blog!!!
I am now a follower...happy junking.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.