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« on: August 17, 2009 05:14:01 PM »

since i started selling at a local art market, i crochet with a side of random, i needed displays.  since i had no budget for such, i made some with things i found around the house.  luckily one of my roommates has an amazon.com habit, so plenty of cardboard & packing materials.




these 2 are made from cardboard, thin sheets of foam, brown paper, a cut up natural awakenings magazine, & sharpy.  i am no artist, but am pleased with my work. Wink  they had cardboard stands on the back, but today i replaced those with wood for added weight & stability.



the 'vases' are made from cans, brown paper, some heavy twine, & a little red curling ribbon.  the flowers are made from the front & back covers of the natural awakenings (for color), some wooden dowels painted green, buttons, & some denim scraps.  on the bottom are some wooden knobs to add height to the flowers.


& this is Lydia Mitzi Cardboard-Lady.  she is just 2 pieces of cardboard cut out & the head is glued together.  the body splits so she will stand up.  she also got a wood base today.  a small, unfolded strip of cardboard was added to the back side of the neck for stability since it was on a fold (she is cut from the opened sides of a box - heads = short sides, body = long).

i use t-pins to stick stuff on them, & hang earrings & hair pins from the cans.  i am very pleased with them.  they work very well.  i'd love to hear your thoughts. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009 11:52:00 AM »

Very creative! I love Miss Mitzi. Good for you for making your own props for your items, and good luck selling your stuff.
You get to be creative, and have more money for important stufflike yarn.Win!
The flowers appeal to me, just something about them.
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