Wednesday, March 14, 2012

De-Stash Your Junk - Plant Stand and a GIVEAWAY

     This is what happens when you take two Excedrin and drink coffee right before bedtime. You lay there for half the night, wide awake...very wide awake...dreaming up projects for yourself to do.

This was an enormously satisfying project to do, because it got rid all sorts of random things I had lying around.

      You know, things like this old chicken feeder I got for a dollar from a yard sale. A little rope, and it makes a great bird feeder! I like how it sort of looks like a lantern hanging there from the top too.

      This crazy bird cage/pot thing I got for a quarter and spray painted it. I left the top off, because it was squishing my flowers.

       You know those fake silver platters that are in abundance at thrift stores? Well spray paint, a sharpie, and a stencil can make them a super cute garden ornament! (You can see another idea for those silver plates here.)

      The only things I bought were the pole, flowers, dirt, and this bucket to stand it all in. Mettle is so much cuter than just any old pot, in my opinion.

      I had all the brackets laying around too, so this was all basically just a matter of going on a scavenger hunt for what I needed. =)

     I love how it sort of looks like the old time street sign poles...but with junk and flowers instead of street signs! So, what about you? Are you in the habit of collecting randomness? What do you do with it?

       Speaking of randomness....I have a GIVEAWAY today!! Yippee!

       My Memories is a digital scrapbook store that offers software and digital scrapbooking kits. When I was asked if I wanted the opportunity try out the myself, it took me about 10 seconds to accept! Now, let me just say, I am not a scrapbooker. (Is that a word?)  BUT, I completely love scrapbooking stuff! Weird? Maybe, but did you know scrapbooking "stuff" has all sorts of nifty uses besides the traditional scrapbook page? Well, my dear, it does. Would you like to see what I came up with as my first project with this wonderful program? Of course you do! I decided to design some hang tags for items in my Etsy shop that don't get tags sewn into them, like belts.

     How cute is that??!! I am in love. This program is not hard to all. I am a computer idiot and I used it with no problems. Here is a screen shot of what the work page looks like.

      See? Lots of fun to be had here girls, even if you aren't a scrap booking whizz! You can enter my giveaway to win this AND, even if you don't win, you get a coupon code! Enter STMMMS77964 at check out to get $10 off! Who doesn't love a discount?!
      Here is how you can win this software all for your very lovely self. Number one is a MUST but the others are bonus entries. Every comment left is a entry. Giveaway will end Sunday at midnight, so hurry hurry!
  1. Go to MyMemories and tell me which layout or backgrounds you like best and be a follower of this blog.
  2. Like My Memories on facebook
  3. Follow the MyMemories Blog
  4. Like Abbtique (my Etsy Shop) on facebook 
     Thanks for checking in an have a dandy rest of your week!

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Linking to:
Sew Woodsy
Organize and Decorate Everything
Restore Interiors
Sew Much Ado
Someday Crafts
My Girlish Whims
The Vintage Farmhouse
Simple Home Life
Tatertots and jello
Funky Junk Interiors
Six Sisters Stuff


  1. Okay, dont know if this is what you are looking for but I liked the "In My Pocket Clusters."
    Nice bird/plant stand...very unique:)

  2. what a neat way to use things-like that pitcher!

  3. Stopping by from Someday Crafts Giveaway Directory Thursday!

  4. What a fun idea! Very creative...I think the tray is my favorite!

  5. Such a great idea! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to have you back! -The Sisters

  6. Simply adorable. Thanks for sharing.