It was really fun to make this wall hanging “Fantasy Tree” with what I think was some kind of vent cover. The vent cover was in the FREE BOX at a garage sale this weekend and next to it was a big bag of pearls for 50 cents. I had a TON of pearls in the studio that need to be used up so…..the Fantasy Tree was born.
The idea for a wire tree popped into my head because I figured the screen would make it easy to attach pearls to. I had no idea if it would work, but the joy is in the journey. I spray painted the screen with chalkboard black paint and had fun satisfying my curiosity.
I cut 22 pieces of black 20 gauge annealed wire 30″ long and coiled a trunk leaving wires at the bottom and top. Next, it was time to thread graduating pearls on each wire wrapping the end to the lip of the vent cover and then fill in the spaces by hot gluing loose pearls. Working from the back I used wire clippers to snip away the unneeded screen sections.
I am tickled with the result and can hardly wait to see where my creation goes in the world!