Ship Shape Upcycle

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Garage Sale Ship Gets an Upcycle!

I guess I don’t have to wait any longer for my ship to come in!  I got this metal ship at a garage sale this month.  Someone had given up on their upcycling idea since it was half painted white.  I liked the white parts and think they were on the right track!

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THE SHIP WAS HALF PAINTED BUT THEY WERE ON THE RIGHT TRACK!

I have been dreaming up ideas and have the goal to make 24 wreaths from the case of wreath forms I got at Dollar Tree.  I am trying to think out of the box to make  wreaths  I have never seen before. It is so fun to play with them!  This will be NUMBER FOUR in my Wreathapalooza.

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My first plan didn’t work out.  I planned to have the ship in a circle of white shells that I would paint blue.  The shells didn’t let the ship settle into the well of the wreath.  Plan B happened when I went to Michael’s and found this  3 yard spool of navy burlap.  I covered the wreath in blue tape and then wrapped the burlap around the wreath.

I covered 300lb watercolor paper using one of the Caspari Napkin shell designs and cut them out, overlapped them and secured them to the wreath.

caspari napkins

I sure am having fun finding new uses for the napkins!  I have ordered 2 more packages and a local store is going to keep them in stock.  YAY!

So my Ship Upcycle is officially Number Four in my Wreathapalooza inventory:

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NUMBER FOUR
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NUMBER THREE
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NUMBER TWO
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NUMBER ONE

 

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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