A "Crowning" Achievement

November 23rd, 2008 in member junk     
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One of my very special junking friends(Gretchen) sent me a link to some gorgeous crowns that a woman (Karla's Cottage) makes out of gutter screen. 

The following week, during a trip to the local thirft store, I came across these wire baskets---perfect, I thought,---just what I need to make my own "junk version"of these crowns.  I made a template from graph paper, placed it over the baskets and cut away (I managed to make 5 crowns from the 2 baskets pictured).  I then spray painted, added glitter and little bits and pieces of stuff I had lying around.

Pattern or design used: Karla's Cottage
posted in: member junk

Comments (9)

CottageElements writes: Lovely, lovely, lovely. You make everything look oh so pretty!

Lani Posted: 11:50 am on November 25th
LMG62 writes: What a great idea! They turned out really well. They have a real vintage feeling. You do a great job reusing and repurposing "junk". Posted: 1:34 pm on November 24th
fellowjunker writes: Ahhh.......thanks guys.......your comments are always soooooo inspiring. No package yet Gretchen (hopefully it isn't stuck at Customs)!!! Can't WAIT for it to arrive!!!!!!
Have a great day junkers!!
xojanis Posted: 11:12 am on November 24th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Beautiful - twinkly & sparkly & wonderful!
Kari Posted: 8:42 am on November 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Those are beautiful! I can't believe you got 5 crowns from those pieces. Very thrifty!

You have so many gorgeous pieces of bling too. I love them all!

So pretty!

Candy Posted: 7:51 am on November 24th
LuAnn writes: Great innovation. These are really elegant. Thank you for posting.

LuAnn Posted: 4:42 am on November 24th
RusticDream writes: Awesome I love umm!! What a great idea all you need is imagination and junk!! Posted: 11:49 pm on November 23rd
MimiToria writes: Hey Janis- These turned out great! I didn't realize you were repurposing while making your crowns too! You're one step ahead of me. I went to the local hardware store and bought new gutter screen for mine I'm making. Naughty me! I guess you can also use old metal screen from windows/doors to make these as well.
They are really pretty, and so very cool like everything you do.
You've become my special junking friend too!
Did you get your package from me yet?
Gretchen Posted: 11:06 pm on November 23rd
suewhitney writes: Hey you!

These are spectacular, adorable, delightful, and delovely. Thanks so much! You're awesome.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:49 pm on November 23rd
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