Thursday, October 6, 2011

An Old Upcycled Window and a Fall Wreath

A few weeks ago my sweet sister, Leslie, approached me about donating an item to the silent auction held during the Fall Festival at my nephew's school. I thought it would be a great opportunity to do something charitable and get a some exposure for my little shop (which never hurts) at the same time. I decided to make a message board out of an old window I had in my "junk" room. One of the panes of glass was missing so I just attached some chicken wire with my trusty staple gun and added a few painted clothespins to hold pictures, report cards, children's artwork, etc. I also added a couple of coat hooks on either side. I think it turned out pretty good!

I decided to make a little fall wreath, too. I keep a little bit of this and that around the hosue for crafting so everything I needed was on hand.

I've had the Scrabble letters for a few months now. I'm glad I finally had an opportunity to use them. I hot glued them onto a ribbon and then onto my burlap-wrapped grapevine wreath.

This was my first attempt at fabric flowers. I made these out of some wonderful, vintage lace I found at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago.

The Gardendale Elementary School Fall Festival is tomorrow night. I can't wait!

Happy trails!


  1. What a great way to use an old window. Love the way you used the scrabble letters on the wreath.

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  2. Awww, Sissie, thank you so much! I just love your style so a compliment from you means a lot! So glad you are following my blog, too. In fact, I'm thrilled (huge smile across my face :)

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  3. Great work, hope the school was appreciative! I would love to have it I know that!!!