Picture Frame Molding Christmas Tree Sculptures Using Re-Purposed, Recycled Picture Frames and Decorative Molding Pieces

Christmas trees using picture frame molding scraps
My latest set of Christmas trees made using recycled molding
and picture frames.

decorative molding and picture frame trees
I also made this set recently for another customer.
Just like real trees, no two will ever be the same!

picture molding Christmas trees
This is very first set of picture molding trees I made last year.

picture frames and decorative molding scraps
They all start kind of like this...with a pile of decorative molding
and picture frames.

picture molding christmas trees
Here they are assembled and ready to paint.

using recycled picture frame molding
I love all the detail in the molding!

decorative molding using upholstery tacks
I'll even use plain moldings but dress them up with upholstery tacks
like I did with the little flower tacks here...

decorative molding and upholstery tacks
... or here on this one I used a strip of upholstery tacks on the plain molding.

dty beaded molding

use beads and joint compound to make molding
You could even use the bead and joint compound trick I shared on
my architectural angel post if you have pieces of molding that are
just a little too plain.

recycled repurposed christmas tree art using picture molding
They are made to lean against a wall or on a mantel, 
I just have them propped against my Christmas gifts
while I take photos.

picture frame molding christmas trees
They are quite large and make a great impact with your decorating, 
the biggest of the three is usually around 2 feet tall.

reclaimed repurposed recycled picture frame and decorative molding art
I love this one with the oversize trunk, it might be my fave.

using picture frame molding pieces and scraps
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out
 my picture molding trees, I appreciate it!

Update December 2016
I am no longer creating the molding Christmas trees
and all remaining inventory is sold out. Thank you!

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or swing by my Etsy shop to see what's new

Hand Painted Large Finial Style Designer Christmas Ornaments, Black and White Checks, Stripes, Leopard Print and Dots

hand painted set of large 10" finial christmas ornaments with black and white checks
You know I love painting this style of ornament!
I'm just crazy about the black and white and the whimsical combination 
of the different patterns and colors.

This is a set of 10 for an order, they are very large, about 10" long
and about 6" in diameter.

hand painted designer paper mache christmas ornaments
You might remember this batch of ornaments I painted a couple of months ago,
or my other set of giant ornaments from a year or so ago.

I was completely out of the large paper mache ornaments I had used previously,
but had scored these large 10" ornaments from a friend of my Lucy Designs Facebook page.

My friend had bought about 20 of these from a closeout sale, all new with tags. 
Some had a little damage or were scuffed up but I knew I was going to repaint and 
rework them anyway, so it worked out great.

hand painting large christmas ornaments
Here they are all primed and with their base coats...

hand painting large christmas ornaments
a little further along...

hand painted large finial style designer christmas ornaments
And this is how they turned out.
I hung them on my mantel so I could snap some pics.

hand painted large 10" christmas ornament
Checks and dots. 

I ended up adding different finial pieces at the bottoms of some of them
 like I showed you on my other Christmas ornaments

hand painted finial leopard print christmas ornament

hand painted stripe ornament
Stripes and dots...

hand painted large black and white check designer ornaments
More checks!...
Inspiration taken from that famous designer ;)

large hand painted ornaments leopard, dots and checks
Big dots, checks, and animal print...

hand painted finial black and white stripe ornament
Black and white stripes

hand painted finial black and white check designer christmas ornament
And another pretty checked one.

large 10" finial style hand painted check ornaments

hand painted large finial style animal print ornaments

hand painted designer black and white check designer christmas ornaments
I'll be shipping these out tomorrow so she'll have them
in time for Christmas!

Thanks for scrolling through and checking them out.
But don't leave yet, keep reading!...

hand painted black and white check with animal print Christmas ornaments
Since it is the Christmas season, I can't think of a better time to give a
little something back so I'm gifting this set of hand painted 
Christmas ornaments on my Facebook Page

To enter, leave a comment or just say hi on this Facebook post/photo.
On Thursday, December 12th, 2013, I'll choose a number from the total number 
of comments and send them out to the winner. US only please.

Merry Christmas from me to you!

Don't forget to swing by my Etsy Shop to see what's happening there
and find me on Pinterest and Custommade too

Table Leg and Spindle Dragonflies and Butterflies Zebra, Pink Fleur De Lis, Chevron, Swirl, Metal Strapping Designs and More

It's been a few months since I've had a dragonfly post so I thought
I'd share the latest ones PLUS I'm having a 2013 Black Friday 
sale in my Etsy shop starting Thanksgiving night. 
All dragonflies and butterflies will be $25 off regular price...
They make a unique artful gift!

This chair leg body with the pink fleur de lis wings
had little seashell eyes

This design has been one of my most popular

Another pink butterfly version.

Of course, had to make pink fleur de lis dragonflies too...

Greens, pinks and fleur de lis in white with swirls...

These had super long bodies!

Another popular design...the peacock feather dragonfly...

Edged in a little leopard print.

Then I did something a little different and cut an actual
feather shape for the wings on this Peacock Dragonfly

I liked how the feather shape turned out

I made a peacock feather with leopard trim butterfly too

vintage porcelain doorknob for the head and an aged
latch on the body.

This one was a custom order and it was super big, 
about 3 1/2 feet wide

I added this vintage metal knob at the tail

I made a regular size metal strap wing dragonfly for the shop

I aged this metal strapping myself using my technique I wrote about

I went bright and funky with this colorful dragonfly

He has a porcelain vintage door knob for his head...

And a colorful ceramic knob at the tail

I love all these colors together.

These next two were also custom orders...

She had specific colors and patterns for her dragonflies.

Starry eyes...

Bright bodies...

Aged corrugated metal for the wings on one of them.

I've had three zebra butterflies lately.

This one has a latch on the body and metal keys for eyes.

Another version...

A ceramic knob at the tail...

And I love the carved detail on this body.

I've got zebra dragonflies too

This one has a studded body

This is such a cool twisted spindle on this dragonfly

I ended up adding little metal beads to it as well.

I've made this style before. It is a lady bug wing dragonfly

A cute little ladybug painted on the wing

I used copper pipe for his antenna

Funky fork antenna

I painted the design then added a brown wash to 
tone it down and give it an aged look.

Last one!

This is actually my very first venture into chevron or ikat print look

Thank you for sticking through all the pictures and taking a 
look at all my dragonflies!

Be sure to visit my Etsy shop to save $25 for 
Black Friday 2013.
Sale starts 12am Central Time the day after Thanksgiving

Find me on Facebook and Pinterest too!

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