3/30/09

Trash to Treasure~

This trash to treasure is being hosted by Kari & Kijsa.
Here is a chicken wire wreath that I picked up for .70cents from a thrift store. It was already painted pink...so I just added some copies of old photographs that I had. I glued the photos to old yellowed book pages, punched a whole at the top of each photo and tied it to the wreath with some lace. I then cut out some leaves....but seeing it completed, they look like butterflys. Better yet! This wreath is going out onto my front yard patio. You can see that transformation here. It is an ever-evolving work in progress~ This photo of the mother holding her baby is my favorite...so sweet~

13 comments:

kari and kijsa said...

This is amazing- we LOVE this idea!! What a great project....we are inspired! Beautiful job and definitely a treasure now!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

LOVE it!!!!!!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a sweet idea...we do so love the leaves {that do resemble butterflys} and admire the words on them...just perfect with those old family photos!
Thanks for sharing!
Karla & Karrie

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Cute idea...love those butterfly leaves made from pages! Aren't old photos the best?! I have tons from my own family...so special!

Songbirdtiff said...

Very pretty. Do you know the people in the photographs or are they mysterious? Either way, it's neat.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is SO clever! I love it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

kayellen said...

Wonderful transformation!!!

What a creative and special way to display your photos.

Have a blessed week;-)

kayellen

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

I knew when I saw that wreath form that I was going to love the finished product. It was much more simple that I thought it was going to be and that made me love it even more! Fantastic!

bec4 said...

I love this--How did you get the wreath shape, or did you find itr that way?

Laurie said...

Hey, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on the window -- I'm so glad to have found your blog and I'm going to follow it! You know, we're (1) the same age (2) both Virgos and (3) I'm a native Californian but now living in CO. And a button freak. Lots in common!

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Miz Cheryl
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I love your chicken wire wreath! How pretty it is. And you certainly can't beat the price!
BTW - pictures of your grand in a wig is too funny!

Cheryl ~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Cheryl ~

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog.... I am starting to feel better, I think the More Spring type weather is helping & Wonderful Blogging Friends like you.... I am going to take a few online Workshops with JoAnnA - Moss Hill Studios, she is such a Doll.... I am hoping this will reignite My Spark to Create- plus I am going to list some stuff on eBay, that I do Not or Will not use, So Won't really miss, yet will generate some $

Love the Wreath, what a Creative Idea....
xox
cheryl

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love the wreath! I'm always looking for new ways to display photographs!! Love the leaves on it, too!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents