Friday, May 20, 2016

Trash to Treasure Projects for the Vintage Street Faire


I've been busy all week trying to complete dozens of projects for my next vintage show on Saturday. This one's going to be a real treat because it's right here in town. It will be the first Downtown Tracy Vintage & Antiques Street Faire. We're long overdue for an event like this! 

Trash to treasure projects for the vintage street faire
 I only had time to get a few pictures of some of the stuff I've been working on because I've been so busy with cleaning, repurposing, pricing, and packing. Oops. Just realized I didn't get a separate picture of the miniature windmill that I turned into a picture/business card holder. I glued a magnet to the back of a typewriter key, watch face, and rhinestone jewel.
chandelier crystals displayed in a vintage cast iron fireplace tool set base.
The rusty black cast iron dish is actually the base of an old fireplace tool set. I used a vintage brooch and filigree to cover up the hole where the pole used to be, then filled it with chandelier crystals.

make a cloche with a salvaged wire light cover and silver dish
This was a quick and easy cloche creation made from a chippy yellow light cover and a silver pedestal dish. I added some raffia for texture, then placed a cute 4th of July printable from The Graphics Fairy in the flower frog.

turn an old semi truck air horn into a vase
Q.  What do you get when you cross a junky lamp part with a semi truck air horn?
A.  A trash to treasure vase for holding a huge dried hydrangea.
This is the second vase I put together from a pair of truck horns I found a couple of years ago. 
You can see how I put the first one together in this post: The Making of a Vase from Sept. 2014.

use a silver caddy to hold a small potted plant
It doesn't get much quicker than this...
use a silver caddy as a decorative plant holder
The tiny potted plant is a perfect fit inside this silver caddy.

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