Old Spindle Repurpose Project "Whimsical Feather Christmas Trees"

November 1st, 2009 in member junk     
abitofwhimsy abitofwhimsy, member
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Finally thought of a unique project to make with my collected old spindles.

1- Cut spindle down to size and cut square 2x4 for base.

2- Screw half of dowel screw (2 sided screw) into the spindle and the other half into the base.

3- Prime and Paint

4- Using floral pins to attach, wrap Christmas lights around styrofoam cone.

5- Using straight pins to attach, wrap boa around styrofoam cone.

6- Gently push styrofoam cone down onto spindle until secure.

7- Then have fun decorating with lightweight objects.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Jana Williams
posted in: member junk, centerpiece, wood, artwork, eclectic, funky, fun, whimsical, white, bedroom, entry, dining room, green, wire, red, blue, paint, fuchsia, lime

Comments (17)

TinTinJunkFan writes: cute cute idea! Posted: 5:10 pm on November 10th
fellowjunker writes: Love your feather trees!!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 11:26 am on November 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Welcome! Welcome! Thanks so much for sharing with everyone. I'm sure you've inspired many to give them a try.
Candy Posted: 6:16 am on November 5th
CottageElements writes: Your trees are way fun! Very whimsical!

Lani Posted: 10:49 pm on November 4th
shabbychick writes: These are so cute! Will have to try some of these too!

We've got some great holiday "junk" starting to pop up here at JMS - I just love the holidays!!! :)

Thanks for sharing AND welcome to JUNKMARKET Style!

Kathy Posted: 10:42 am on November 4th
liljunkie writes: These are adorable!!! It would also be a neat idea to use an old lamp base to attach the cone to (with a dowel somehow) and run the cord for the Christmas lights down through the lamp itself... Posted: 11:36 pm on November 3rd
rosiemoonbeams writes: I love this idea! I'll have to make a couple of these. Thanks! Posted: 10:17 pm on November 3rd
MimiToria writes: This is great! What a fun creation you came up with and so nice of you to share. As you can see you've inspired many. Posted: 8:34 pm on November 3rd
junktiqueboutique writes: These are so cute I'm making some. And I only need to go to my stash for all of the supplies. Thanks for the idea and pictures. Posted: 11:20 am on November 3rd
itsnotjunk2me writes: Jana, These are so cute! They remind me of Department 56 Krinkles by Patience Brewster. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing and WELCOME! ~judi ;) Posted: 4:25 pm on November 2nd
Shelley_ writes: Pretty! Posted: 3:00 pm on November 2nd
abitofwhimsy writes: Thank you all so much for the kind words. I thought this was a unique way to repurpose old spindles so I wanted to share the idea. I get so much inspiration from the projects I see here and if I can offer up a little inspiration..... good deal.
Sue, thank you for the kind welcome. I have been a huge fan of your wonderfully creative works for a long time. Thanks for inspiring!
Take care all and have a great day.
Jana Posted: 1:59 pm on November 2nd
suewhitney writes: Hi There and welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! I'm a big fan of whimsy and these trees are very whimsical. Love the details, the colors, and your creative use of spindles. Nice work kiddo! I'll be on the lookout for more of your projects. Have fun on the site!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:17 pm on November 2nd
RustyDiva writes: These are awesome!!!!!! I have some spindles that will just fit the bill. Posted: 12:02 pm on November 2nd
BOOKENDS writes: I love these...
such a simple project
so cute, fun and whimsical Posted: 7:47 am on November 2nd
byabpryor writes: Wow. I love these!

I have many spindles, cones (paper, foam and box springs) and many small wood plaques..... Guess what I'll be making??? LOL

Great job! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!! Posted: 7:27 am on November 2nd
bluebucket writes: I love love love this! And thanks for the instructions. I'll be making a few of these!
doreen Posted: 12:41 am on November 2nd
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