For the July Challenge - create an upcycle project using a thrift store find of $10 or less. How fun!
My fellow participants are
Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts • Intelligent Domestications • Sew Crafty Crochet • Purple Hues and Me * Coastal Bohemian • This Autoimmune Life
As you can see, my project begins with a rusty, dusty collection. The rooster and goose were purchased, but the tractor seat was a gift from my Matriarch Aunt ages ago. If you like today's project, you will *LOVE* the tractor seat transformation! ;-) So, far I've completed three projects with this stuff.
Today, though, we are talking about the Goose, which has actually become not one, but two, makeovers. 'Poor thing has a broken tail.
Feeling a bit guilty, I swiped the wings. Please don't cry for the goose or call me Stefan. Remember there are two transformations! ;-)
What beautiful detail!
Dark hammered bronze was my spray paint color. I added a few gold details with a paint pen, but they really aren't visible in the photos.
The wooden plank was flipped over from This Project and I've had that ribbon forever. Ribbon was stapled and glued around the edge creating a frame. Since the wings are curved, a couple of wine corks were cut in half, glued to the wings, and then they were glued to the wood.
My little project is complete! Please come back to see the second transformation!
I need a quote to hang beside it, but there are so many good ones, I can't decide! What is your favorite quote for wings or for flight?
Take a look at all the other participants' posts! Wow!
Edit: Here are more Project Links from these items published after this post
Honk If you Love Up Cycles
Tractor Seat Transformation
What a lovely way to display vintage looking wings! I love how you framed them with ribbon!ReplyDelete
That ribbon is beautiful! Ribbon is one of my favorite crafting items. What a great idea to give the goose new life.ReplyDelete
What a unique upcyle project, Marci. I love how you used the wings. My favorite quote about flying and wings is "What if I fail? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?"ReplyDelete
Me too. BeverlyDelete
That is a great one! Thank you! -MarciDelete
My favorite quote for wings is Isiah 40:31. Nice idea to use the corks for attaching it! I love how vintage these items are that you are giving new life.ReplyDelete
Isaiah 40:31 is one of my favorite Bible verses! -MarciDelete
Love your new wing art!ReplyDelete
Marci, I love your re-purpose of those beautiful wings! It takes a creative eye to find a sorry, old and broken piece and to make something new and beautiful with it! Great upcycle! I'd say you nailed it. Pinned!ReplyDelete
Your wing art is wonderful with so much texture. Great job!ReplyDelete
Fantastic use of the stolen wings. This is a darling project.ReplyDelete
I love the wings! This is such a wonderfully creative upcycle project! And the ribbon you used is pretty, too.😊ReplyDelete
such a fab transformation, i've plenty of things here i could be doing something with #pocoloReplyDelete
I love the idea of taking something old and turning it new again. Well done. #pocoloReplyDelete
What a brilliant idea to recycle old material X #pocoloReplyDelete
What quote did you settle on? thanks for sharing with #PoCoLoReplyDelete
Really cute! How about this: Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly.ReplyDelete
Great quote! -MarciDelete
Great projects, thank you for sharing them at The Really Crafty link Party. Pinned.ReplyDelete