Junk Built Wreaths

December 11th, 2008 in member junk     
7 users recommend

If the shoe fits, hang it!  Since this vintage shoe stretcher is no longer needed I decided to use it as a wreath hanger. 
I glued a couple buttons to the knob on the back of the stretcher and it instantly became the pretty part of the hanger. 
Check your local nursery.  Many sell boughs for a buck which make it extremely inexpensive to make your own wreaths.  It also allows you to purchase a variety of greenery to make them more interesting. 
A simple green wreath hanging from a shepards hook. 
I was lucky enough to get this rusty pulley for free at a barn sale a few months ago.  Dont ever hesitate to ask how much something is...even when it doesnt look like its for sale. 
The wreath greets my guests at the front walkway.  (I need some snow, dont I?)
A 49-cent old wire wreath that has bits of rust and green paint works perfectly in our kitchen window. 
This style wreath allows us to enjoy the backyard view. 
A gathering of my supplies.  Ill be using the red berries out front after all. 

Here are a few of my wreaths at home that include a piece of junk. 


posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, metal, eclectic, country, traditional

Comments (12)

CottageElements writes: Candy, beautiful! Love all of these!

Lani Posted: 9:22 pm on December 14th
suewhitney writes: Candy,

This is an awesome project. I just love it. Thanks for all you do!

Be well,
Sue Posted: 9:23 am on December 13th
writes: Candy,
I love them all but the rusty pulley & shepherds hook is my total fav. Just wonderful!

:-) JennyK Posted: 11:16 pm on December 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Thank you again, all.

Cynthia - In the last photo, I have a photo of the shoe stretcher plain. There is a "knob" or round disc at the end of it (toward the right of the photo). I hotglued a silver flower button to a larger black botton and glued them both to the inset of that round piece (or knob). I moved the solid piece of metal to form an "L" shape with the remaining parts and wired together to allow an "arm" where the wreath can actually hang.

I hope this helps! So sorry for the confusion.

Candy Posted: 10:20 pm on December 11th
junkermidge writes: This is great! I especially love the shepherd's hook idea.
And the pulleys! Thanks for more inspiration.
Midge Posted: 9:44 pm on December 11th
Chovey writes: Wow! All of these wreaths are sensational! Can you elaborate on how the buttons are attached to the stretcher? I just can't quite make it out. Thanks for sharing your great creative ideas!!
cynthia Posted: 9:04 pm on December 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Thank you ladies! I'd love to see your junk wreaths!

Georgia - I took the photo with the snow just this past weekend. We actually ended up having a "heatwave" yesterday in the upper 40's so all the snow melted. Now we just have a bunch of ugly, soggy ground to look at.

Janis - I'm anxious to see what you come up with for your shoe stretchers! Get to posting girl!

Candy



Posted: 7:49 pm on December 11th
fellowjunker writes: Love your wreaths Candy. What a great use for a shoe stretcher!! I have a couple downstairs I have no idea yet what to do with. LOVE YOUR STYLE!!
xojanis Posted: 6:39 pm on December 11th
junkcollector writes: Great wreaths Candy!! They are all great but I really like the 49-cent wire wreath-simple elegants that doesn't block your wonderful view! Happy Holidays.
Diane Posted: 5:35 pm on December 11th
MimiToria writes: Candy- you scored with that pulley girl. Your use with it and the wreath is unique and has fabulous results. Love it!
Very clever with the metal shoe stretcher as a wreath hanger. Who would of "thunk it"?
Looks like you got the snow fall between wreath 1 and wreath 2 photo shoots. : )
Gretchen Posted: 5:11 pm on December 11th
georgiamoon writes: Candy, all of these wreaths are so awesome. I happen to be partial to pulleys but I love the others as well. The picture that shows the view was taken recently? I guess I didn't realize that it is full-on winter back there. It is truly stunning and I wish I could have that kind of weather...once in a while. Just beautiful!!!It puts you in the mood for the holidays just looking at it. Thanks for the view into your winter wonderland, Geo Posted: 4:09 pm on December 11th
shamrockerin writes: Oh- that view is lovely! It makes me home-sick for snow! Posted: 4:01 pm on December 11th
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