I love to make flower art out of repurposed things and when I saw this tealight tree in the thrift store a few weeks ago I was very excited because I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.
I love it when that happens, and it doesn’t happen all the time.
It’s been so cold here these past few days I was really feeling the need to inject a bit more summer into my decor, and flowers always do the trick.
Actually, when I shared it in a Finds of the Week post I thought it was a tealight tree, but a couple of my readers didn’t think so. Sheila thought it was a cupcake stand, and Debbie thought it was an Easter egg holder… and I can certainly see how it could be used for both those purposes as well.
But whatever it was… it’s not that anymore. 🙂
The best thing about the stand thingy was that it came apart.
Do you see what I see?
I removed the staples with a screwdriver and put the fabric away.
It can always be used for another project some day.
I found some thrifted natural burlap in my stash.
I measured the size I needed and marked it with a Sharpie.
After I cut the burlap I stapled it in place with my staple gun, making sure to start in the middle of each side and work my way out so that it’s just tight enough all the way around… but not too tight or it might pull on the burlap too much.
Here it is all stapled.
Don’t do this? lol.
I forgot to put the burlap under the wire hanger so I had to feed it through after it was all stapled.
Here it is hanging up in the master bedroom.
I found this metal wall pocket in my stash and I glued some jute twine to it with my glue gun.
Here’s what’s I’m adding to my flowers.., some tart tins, and a mix of Christmas light reflectors.
I used my glue gun for this too.
I used some of my faux pearl necklaces for stems. They’re attached to the chicken wire with their clasps.
The wall pocket came with a hanger that I didn’t need, so I removed it and bent it into the two leaves. I just sort of fed them through the chicken wire and they’re hanging on.
Here’s a peek at the back of the largest flower to show you that it’s hanging on the chicken wire using a paper clip.
After the flowers were up I added a green and clear rhinestone earring to the centre of the largest one.
I added a faux pearl to the centre of this one.
And this one has been used in other projects and has a pink faux rhinestone as its centre.
And to give you an idea of how large it is here it is in the master bedroom.
I added some spanish moss to the inside of the wall pocket to finish it off.
Originally I was thinking of changing the black, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I really love it just like this. I think every room can use a little bit of black.
These flowers make me smile and they remind me of summer in the gardens. They’re just what I need to help me get through the rest of winter.
What do you think? Do you need a little summer in your decor?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.
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