Oct 7, 2008

TRASH TO TREASURE



My dear friend Sue was wanting a way to display her photos of past Halloweens. We came up with a few ideas as we wandered around a couple of boutiques.

Then at the same time we both remembered something that her daughter had made a few years back.

An old window frame with chicken wire stapled to the back.





We hurried home and made her one. After she took it home and painted it and hung it, she sent me a picture on my phone. Of course I had to make one for myself.

We used large paper clips with buttons glued to the ends for hanging the pictures on it and old door knobs to hang them on the wall.

Fun huh?

I got the windows and door knobs from the old house that Bekah and Troy used to live in. I better go get some more because they are planning on knocking the house down soon.


6 comments:

Tammy said...

I have 4 antique windows out front just waiting for me to find the perfect project to use them. Soo, along came this wonderful post and inspiration. Plus, I have the chicken wire and spray paint on hand, so what project could be better than one where you have everything? None, that's right. So thank you for this post.
;D Tammy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is so clever! I love the chicken wire on the frames. I'm so glad I popped in from Diane's. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sheila :-)

Melissa Wertz said...

Very nice. Very very nice. I like the hanging treatment as well.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
Thanks so much for sharing this neat project! I may have to try that. The button and paper clip hangers are very ingenious!

Darlene said...

Hi I came over to visit from Diane's. That is the GREATEST idea. Really CUTE project!!!

jeanne said...

Grams, first I love your banner. So cute.

Now your photo project is adorable and you really used trash to accomplish a treasure. Nice job.

Hugs...Jeanne