Mini Stepladder Card Tree

December 22nd, 2011 in member junk     
TinTinJunkFan TinTinJunkFan, member
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a little twine, and some wood clothes pins, plus a few festive red industrial clips to hang cards  
The steps make perfect shelves for a few little displays
you can see a little ice skate toe peeking out
An old hem marker with a couple of cards helps hide the outlet and plug for some colored lights. 

Inspired by Funky Junk Donna's stepladder tree (you might have started a trend here, Donna) and also by a couple of other posts using ladders to display cards---  I remembered I had this mini stepladder which I found in the curbside trash when walking the dog at 6:00am.   I really did need a small stepladder, but once I brought it home I discovered why it had been thrown out:  too wobbly to stand on.  I left it outside in pouring rain by accident and that did the trick:  the joints swelled and now it's tight as new, yet still has that beat up chipped paint look...

I positioned it on a little area of the kitchen counter where the cabinets end.  I stuffed it with last year's ice skate displays of holly and poinsettia for color...a whole lot easier than stuffing it with a tree!  

 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, wood, eclectic, funky, whimsical, fun, picture holder, lights, twine, stepladder, poinsettia, industrial clips, skirt hemmer, cards, holly

Comments (3)

junkermidge writes: What a great idea! Fun and festive!
Midge Posted: 12:26 pm on December 30th
annebell writes: Well, how cute is that?? It's just the right size and everything. I'd have snatched that ladder up in a heartbeat, too. It's perfect! Posted: 8:38 am on December 23rd
gadgetsponge writes: That's a great idea for displaying Christmas cards, not counting the great items you used all over it. You can't go wrong with little elves! I wouldn't have been able to pass up the ladder on the street either. Posted: 7:19 am on December 23rd
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