Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm Surprized!

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post
to post over at the "Tripped Up Thursday"
party at A Nest For All Seasons.
  I needed others to help me figure out
what the metal item (that arrived when I ordered a
"Surprize Box") was actually intended for.

I was surprized at all the great comments
and suggestions of what the item could be used for.

Sherry and Lvroftiques suggested using the
item as a frame for a picture.
Great idea for a photo of my grand daughter, Lilly.

Debbie also thought of using it for pictures
 but to tie a piece of twine between
 the sides to attach pictures to.
These are also of Lilly but during her first year of life.

Amy and Loretta said that it looked like
an item to hang a wreath on.
I made the wreath out of over grown wild morning glory vines to fit the form.
The snakes were added for fun.  Here's how I made it: Snakes on a Wreath.
It makes me think of a mama snake and her babies.

Ricochet thought of weaving ribbon or
fabric through the openings and even adding
elements after that.
Ricochet reminded me of the window toppers that were plastic loops
that we would pull fabric through...anyone else remember those?

This is still with the ribbon through the openings and Fall leaves added on top.

Robin offered that the item could be used
as a topiary form in the garden for live plants
to grow up or a form to hold cut flowers at a party.
This is not exactly what Robin was suggesting but it gives you an idea
of what something like ivy would look like growing around the form.
Actually, this might be a good look at Christmas with evergreens in it.


Here is the same look with some flowers added.   Sorry, Robin, I didn't
have any real flowers at photo time...it would look a lot better with real.

Divine Theater said to paint springy clothes pins
in order to attach ephemera to the scrolls.
I tried to match the tiny clothes pins to the colors in the form.

I had to do a little research to see exactly what
"ephemera" is.  Michaels had these old-ish
looking images on sale one day...is that close?


Rachel wonders if it would be a good
place to hang earrings...

...and Jules wrote me that she actually got the
SAME surprize!  The company emailed her that
the item is intended for clipping pictures, etc. on.
Jules, however, likes to use it to display her jewlery!

So, bottom line, this metal item has a
surprizing amount of possible uses!
Thanks to everyone who offered a suggestion
or even encouragement of finding a way to use
the item that came in the "Surprize Box".

I am posting this as a follow-up to my original post over at
Tripped Up Thursday @ A Nest For All Seasons
Also, since this item could fall into many categories,  I'm sharing it at
Potpurri Friday @ 2805
and
What's In the Gunny Sack @ The Gunny Sack
Anything Goes Link Party @ Type "A" Decorating

15 comments:

  1. The great surprise is that it can be used in so many ways! Lucky you for ordering the surprise package!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

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  2. Wow, you've been busy! All the uses you showed look awesome!

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  3. Brilliant! I think the jewelry place is my favorite! Thanks also for the Tripped Up Thursdays plug - I adore you!! :)

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  4. Wow, I'm impressed that you actually made all the suggestions!
    Thanks for dropping by earlier.

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  5. Well, that's what I call putting words into action! GREAT fun! Love all those ideas-aren't these gals clever here in Blogland? xo Diana

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  6. That is an awesome surprise!! you are one lucky gal! Wish the surprise gang would come to my house. Hope your week is going well!

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  7. brilliant idea thanks for sharing.
    anandhirajan
    www.anandhirajansartsncrafts.blogspot.com

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  8. You got some great suggestions and I appreciate the mention. I am impressed that you actually followed through on each idea.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  9. They are all wonderful ideas! You will never get tired of this surprise! Thanks for trying my suggestion!
    Debbie

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  10. Brilliant!!! awesome ideas for the "Surprise" item! loved the ribbon n fall leaves wreath! :)
    And thank you for the kind comment on my blog!! appreciate it.Have a great weekend. :)

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  11. Surprise, you sure did try everything. I loved the snake wreath best, but they were all very clever.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  12. Wow! You have been busy! What great ideas you have there. Thanks for popping by my blog, I am your newest gfc follower, Karima, www.karimascrafts.com

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  13. This is so versitle! My favorite is it as a jewelry holder. This is awesome!

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  14. That is sooo cool! I love how versatile it is! My favorites are the first pic of your granddaughter and the topiary!!

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