Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Upcycling a Photo Tree--A Place to Hang Your Stitching

Here we are...almost mid May...and guess what. I'm still working on my busting my stash! Today's treat is this Hallmark photo tree. Original purpose: to hang these teeny...very teeny tiny photo frame ornaments with your teeny tiny photos inside. Obviously, for some, this turned out to be a logistical nightmare, and I'm sure these photo trees are laying around in storage closets all over the country. I was in fact, reorganizing, cleaning out and throwing out when I found this ole thing. But, I can't pass up on things with hooks, considering all the little hanging stichery I do, so I upcycled my photo tree into a fun little art piece for a cute table on my sunporch.

Of course when I found the metal tree, the little tiny hanging ornaments were nowhere to be found. I don't even remember them! Terrible, I know. So this was either going to be sold, thrown out, or upcycled. I happened to have a lot of felty frippery I've stitched for ornaments, and for fun, and this is exactly what I needed to display some of it.

But then, it needed something more. Beads! So out came the beads, wire, and lots of fun.

I made up several little fun twisties with copper 18 or 20 gauge wire, big acrylic beads, and little glass seed beads.
These are also cute to twist around little glass bottles to use for plant starters on the sunporch. I think I could make these all day!
The light dances through my wire tree now, and I have a cute place to display my stitched ornaments. You could repurpose any photo tree this way. Happy stash dashing!
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. Wow, this is fantastic!! I love it sooooooooo much. What a great idea :-)
    LLJ xxx

    1. Thank you Jan! I've been recovering from my laser procedure, so I was doing a lot of things that didn't require looking at the computer very much or anything bright. Hugs!