Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ornaments Made From Keyboard Keys


Joining the Party at Funky Junk with Donna...this week the party theme is handmade ornaments...
These photos were taken at the District Wide Tea... Suzette or "The Five Sisters", as we are known, decorated.

Josh did a lot of the work on these ornaments, but they were my idea, lol, and I did strip down the keys, lay out the words,  and tie the ribbons!  What can I say, "The Five Sisters" have good elves.


They are made from keyboard keys...we started making these about 3 Christmases ago...



We've spelled out lots of things...
We did a green one that said "Grinch" and a black one that spelled "Coal"


Also, special orders with folks names...I thought it would be cute to put some computer language on some, too.
                 As much as I love rust and really old junk...
I also like repurposing the new plastic junk...a fun way to keep them out of land fills, hmm?



And it works out especially well, when you can marry the two, as we did here with the rusty bed spring trees.  My sister, Beverly, made these...we all dabble in the springs, seems I never have time to post it all though.

My sister, Suzette, put this together...the ornaments were a nice finishing touch! If any of you guys remember last year's tea, you'll see we added some red to the decorating scheme this go round...I love RED!


Here is another tree...spot the red vintage truck to the right, love it!

Notice all our Santa Hat Chair covers...
they were so fun!


And here is a wreath I made from bed springs, and decorated it with this sweet bird and paper tree.
Bed Springs are a blast to work with, Because it's so easy to come up with things to do with them,

but, I do tend to look like I have been in a cat fight, when I am through!



I adore using old jewelry like this pearl ear bauble, with the rust,
                                        such contrast.


Seems I always add some paper flowers and buttons...



And of course, more of our chains!



Lezlee



16 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

These little keyboard ornaments are so clever~
love all the decor, the little houses...and the SPRINGS!

you're so creative.
Pat

Jenn Erickson said...

Oh Lezelee, these ornaments are absolutely precious and I love the way it makes use of the keyboard keys! Brilliant!

Coleen's Corner said...

I AM IN BED SPRING HEAVEN! I LOVE the wreath... and I have bed springs I have been trying to figure out what to do with. Hopefully hubby didn't toss them on the scrap heap. Oh thank you, thank you!

Honey at 2805 said...

The key board ornaments are adorable and the bedspring wreath is fabulous! What a creative mind you have!

Daphne said...

Wonderfully clever!

Amy Renea said...

Hello!

Just wanted to let you know that your porch bed is being featured as part of the "Creating Nests" Series over at Houzz!! Congrats!

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/976989/list/Creating-Nests--Cozy-Outdoor-Rooms

~Amy

Dragonfly Treasure said...

You're so clever with the keyboard letters! caute!
Loving the springs too!
*hugs*deb

artteachergirl said...

Love every inch of everything!!! I am proud you made the snowman from Sassy Trash! I pulled out the fishbowls I'd collected but never got to it. Yours is beautiful! I hope you and all your family have the best and most blessed Christmas ever! Vicki

Ellie said...

I'm in love with your bedspring wreath and the keyboard words. I have two old keyboards slated to hit the trash THIS week. So glad I read your post before. Tommorow I will resurrect the key pads. Thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas

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The Whistle Stop said...

Such cute ideas Lezlee! I haven't had much time to stop by and browse, but maybe now that the holidays are over I can catch up! Happy New Year!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh so pretty - the ornaments are so clever! I must say, I ADORE the bedspring wreath with all of it's vintage embellishments!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So many great ideas in this posts Lezlee...but I reall love that wreath made from springs :) Laurel

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lezlee, I've just been scrolling through all of your Christmas decor posts that I missed, and I had such a great time. So many wonderful inventive, and fun ideas! I love the way your mind works! laurie

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I must say that is pretty cool work of keyboard keys and i am going to try this.
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