Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Combining a Couple of Thrifted Objects

Years ago, as an art student in college, I once found a box full of shoe trees at a thrift store and used them for a project. Since then, they have always held a nostalgic creative spot in my heart.

Flash forward to today and another pair of thrifted shoe trees. I decided to create something useful by combining them with parts from a photo tree.

I used the shoe trees to form a sturdy base then added the wire arms from the photo tree. The images displayed are from the Graphics Fairy

I added burlap rosettes and buttons as accents. These are such a playful, decorative display solution while being extremely thrifty at the same time.

I had so much fun turning these beautiful Found objects into useful, decorative items.

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  1. I love these wooden shoe trees! Very nice!

  2. Very nice - I love using vintage items in new ways too.

  3. This is a great idea! You create the coolest stuff!

  4. This is spectacular. Just gorgeous.

  5. Great idea!! Thanks so much for linking! :)

  6. What a great idea!This is gorgeous! Way to go:)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Love your creative space. Hope to see you on my blog:)

  7. Very nice! I like this idea....so creative and fun. Using vintage objects in this way is wonderful! Great job.

  8. Very creative! Thanks so much for linking up with {re}create into something new! How cute!

    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife

  9. So that's what you can do with those neat old shoe trees (I thought they were some sort of shoe stretchers!).. I have one packed away somewhere, if I ever find it I may do something like you did..

    Have a nice weekend.

  10. Adorable, you have a great imagination! Thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

  11. What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Monday!

  12. What a great idea! And how you found all those pictures too! Love it!

  13. Thanks for joining Pinkalicious Thursday. What a creative use for those vintage shoe trees! I love to display photos in a creative way! Tres magnifique!
    I hope to see another beautiful creation this Thursday!

  14. Such an awesome idea! I love the way you combined the two types of "trees" to make one functional yet decorative and totally new creation! Beautiful!

    Thank you for being one of my favorite contributors to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!


  15. This is definitely awesome! I'm sure everybody love it, most especially those who loves creative projects.



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