junk swap!

March 24th, 2010 in member junk     
drippinjunk drippinjunk, member
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A picture of all the great junk that my partner sent!
I attached the Idaho plate and wood legs to an old wood box.  The box is open on top, so it can be used for magazine holder, remote control storage, etc.  I put a Texas plate on the other side.
In my junk package there were  2 blue bottle caps that say Made in Alaska (center one in photo).  This gave me the idea to cover the ends with bottle caps.
Ive been thinking about this project for awhile and my partner sent me just the right inspiration.  This is an apron made from bluejean scraps, fabric and trim.  The fabric, which matches so perfectly with jeans, came in my junk package.
I painted the cardboard cone and glued it to a round metal base, and then wrapped it with glass beads strung on rusty copper wire.  All components of this project, except paint and glue, came in my junk package.
A picture of all the great junk that my partner sent!

A picture of all the great junk that my partner sent!

This was such a fun project!  My junk swap partner is Objets Trouves and she sent me lots of great stuff!  I made a cool decorated wood box on legs that could be used as a magazine holder or a catch all for almost any room.  I made a few small items, like a beaded candle holder and a beaded vase (not pictured).  I also made a fun apron using some fabric in my package as a ruffled layer to the front of some old blue jeans. 

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, container, wood, candle holder, fabric

Comments (8)

pofolksdecorator1 writes: Hi Everyone,
I live in a small town and the city won't even let us go through the dump! I saw junk swap, and would love to participate. How do I get into this awesome idea? Annie Posted: 12:06 am on March 28th
lakelover69 writes: Really love the beads on the candle! Posted: 6:54 pm on March 25th
Christina_S writes: Great use of your swap junk! The apron is very cool. Posted: 12:10 pm on March 25th
RustyDiva writes: Wonderful ideas for your swap treasures! Posted: 11:24 am on March 25th
MakinItHappen writes: Very cool. That apron is the bomb! I'm gonna make one. Posted: 10:23 pm on March 24th
alicemom writes: So much fun! Great projects.
smiles, alice Posted: 7:52 pm on March 24th
ninnarae writes: Very fun projects- love the box and the apron is too cute! Posted: 6:32 pm on March 24th
LuAnn writes: Great projects and junk too!!! Wasn't this a blast!

LuAnn Posted: 6:04 pm on March 24th
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