Repurposed Tealight Tree Flower Art
I love to make flower art out of repurposed things and when I saw this tealight tree in the thrift store a few weeks ago I was very excited because I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.
I love it when that happens, and it doesn’t happen all the time.
It’s been so cold here these past few days I was really feeling the need to inject a bit more summer into my decor, and flowers always do the trick.
Actually, when I shared it in a Finds of the Week post I thought it was a tealight tree, but a couple of my readers didn’t think so. Sheila thought it was a cupcake stand, and Debbie thought it was an Easter egg holder… and I can certainly see how it could be used for both those purposes as well.
But whatever it was… it’s not that anymore. 🙂
The best thing about the stand thingy was that it came apart.
Do you see what I see?
This chicken wire and fabric frame used to be in my craft room until I replaced it with the my goblet storage shelves. It’s been in the greenhouse waiting to be reused.
I removed the staples with a screwdriver and put the fabric away.
It can always be used for another project some day.
I found some thrifted natural burlap in my stash.
I measured the size I needed and marked it with a Sharpie.
After I cut the burlap I stapled it in place with my staple gun, making sure to start in the middle of each side and work my way out so that it’s just tight enough all the way around… but not too tight or it might pull on the burlap too much.
Here it is all stapled.
Don’t do this? lol.
I forgot to put the burlap under the wire hanger so I had to feed it through after it was all stapled.
Here it is hanging up in the master bedroom.
I found this metal wall pocket in my stash and I glued some jute twine to it with my glue gun.
Here’s what’s I’m adding to my flowers.., some tart tins, and a mix of Christmas light reflectors.
I used my glue gun for this too.
I used some of my faux pearl necklaces for stems. They’re attached to the chicken wire with their clasps.
The wall pocket came with a hanger that I didn’t need, so I removed it and bent it into the two leaves. I just sort of fed them through the chicken wire and they’re hanging on.
Here’s a peek at the back of the largest flower to show you that it’s hanging on the chicken wire using a paper clip.
After the flowers were up I added a green and clear rhinestone earring to the centre of the largest one.
I added a faux pearl to the centre of this one.
And this one has been used in other projects and has a pink faux rhinestone as its centre.
And to give you an idea of how large it is here it is in the master bedroom.
I added some spanish moss to the inside of the wall pocket to finish it off.
Originally I was thinking of changing the black, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I really love it just like this. I think every room can use a little bit of black.
These flowers make me smile and they remind me of summer in the gardens. They’re just what I need to help me get through the rest of winter.
What do you think? Do you need a little summer in your decor?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.
Tuula, this is too cute!!! Oh my goodness. ..love this!! Super creative of you!
Thanks so much Keri!It was a fun project to put together.
Just amazing and adorable. Very impressed!
That is Absolutely stunning and Oh, so cute and very clever and creative. Looks Great
It is, or was a cupcake stand that would come apart for easy storage
Thanks very much Colleen! The fact that it came apart was perfect for this project.
One word: YOU ARE BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh… you are too kind Linda. Thanks so much!
Tuula, this is so, so. cute! Love it!
Thanks Cecilia! I love making things into flowers… especially in winter.
OH MY WORD! It looks like that’s what it always was! This made me giggle quite a bit. That is absolutely lovely.
Thanks Debbie! I’m so glad you enjoyed my project.
I really love this. So sweet. I would love this in my kitchen. I am going to look out for this , to make a flower picture. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Debra! Mine might move to the living room after I’ve repainted the walls in there, but right now I’m enjoying it in the master bedroom. If you do get to make one I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I’m enjoying mine.
How adorable! You are so clever!!!!
Thanks Gail! I’m a big fan of flowers in winter, but not the real kind because of the cats.
Super cute and beautiful. You are very talented person. I enjoy your blog. Thank you.J
Thank you so much Jeri! I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying my blog.
I just love that you can see these things in every day items. I am not sure I would have seen flowers but I did when you took it apart. I just LOVE how it looks in your room. You are keeping it, right?!
Thanks AnnMarie! Yes, I am definitely keeping it.
Been housesitting so I’m late for this party. But not so late that I can’t enjoy it! This is so sweet! I think I have a cup cake stand in my pantry that my Granddaughter gave me after she used it for a bridal shower! I’m going to see what I can come up with…..thanks!! Dona
Thanks Dona! I hope you can find your cupcake stand.
Oh wow… that really is lovely. x
Thanks so much Cherie!
This is so cheerful and springlike. The flowers turned out just fabulous and make me smile too, Tuula!
Thanks Julia! It was such a fun and easy project… and it’s a keeper.
so very creative and clever of you, it looks terrific!! Love the pearls for the stems and leaves, looks great in your home!
Thanks very much Connie!
So darn creative of you to see flowers in that tealight tree! Thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.
Thanks so much Betsy! It’s a keeper.
Tuula, My guess would have been a cup cake stand. It looks great repurposed as flowers !!! Sylvia D.
Thanks Sylvia! I guess I thought it was a tealight tree because I’ve never made cupcakes. lol. And tealights do fit.
Well, aren’t you clever!
Thanks for sharing at SYC.
Thanks Carol! I’m always happy to link up at such an inspirational party. 🙂
Okay, you are just downright AMAZING, Tuula! How do you come up with these incredible and unique ideas? You are the best for sharing them with Roses of Inspiration – thank you! Sweet hugs!
Thank you so much Stephanie! I think I see flowers pretty much in everything. lol. It’s always fun to join the party. 🙂
Very creative, amazing what a little imagination can do. Very pretty, it looks great hanging on your wall!
Thanks very much Mary! I love repurposing things into flowers. It’s just so much fun!
Wow… This is so beautiful…I’m speechless.
Visiting from Roses of Inspiration.
Thank you so much Abiola! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. 🙂
This is so creative and it too makes me smile!
Thanks so much Julia! I’m really enjoying it, and it makes me smile every time I walk into that room.
I wouldn’t have ever thought to pick this up much less to have envisioned what you created. I love it. I am hoping I get a new outlook of possibilities by visiting your website. I truly thank you for inspiration.
Thank you so much for visiting Bonnie, and I hope my future projects will inspire you. 🙂 I’m all about looking at things differently.
I love the things that you do! So talented.
Thanks very much Karen!