Friday, October 26, 2007

I Have a Family Tree..

So I was surfin' (Well, yes, I am at work, but that is completely irrelevant!) trying to find a how-to on reupholstering furniture (the "why?" is another post) and I found this website. Cheesy name, but I can look past that. In my perusing I came across this project.





What a great idea! I had actually been contemplating doing something like this, but with a drawn or painted tree, instead of wire. Of course this appeals to me because, clearly, I like to work with wire. I think this could look really cool in a shadow box. The only thing I would change is to include the names of the individuals. I actually made something similar to this in high school (yes, I was a crafty nerd in high school, really, I was always a crafty nerd!). I don't still have it (unless it somehow made it's way to Mom and Dad's Lindon house), but it was a terra cotta pot that I painted. I filled the pot with floral foam, then covered that with moss. I then used some heavy gauge, but pliable, silver wire and bent them into tall curly-ques and stuck them in the floral foam to use as a picture holder. It was similar to this...but the wire wasn't wrapped around a pet rock.

So, Madre, I might be coming by to get ancester pictures...

10 comments:

karla said...

Ooh - what a cute idea! A shadow box would be perfect.

pam said...

You think Madre has ancester pictures readily at hand. You'll have to clean out the garage and some boxes to find them.

Angela said...

Madre-
I don't mind looking through boxes!

Brian said...

The garage is a scary, scary place. I think I'm busy that weekend.

Nancy said...

very cute Angela, nerdy craftiness is in your genes. Can't wait to see the final product.

Emily said...

Did Brian just make a comment on a BLOG?!

Angela said...

Brian did make a commment! He claims he likes to read my blog. Probably just because thinks I'm hot.

Becky said...

I'm loving the pics on your blog. That photo class has done you well, and clearly, you're ready to move on to teacher. Sign me up for Angela's Photography Point and Shoot 101 over Thanksgiving weekend! Really. How did you do that papparazzi shot with teacher in focus and background alla blur? Do tell!

Angela said...

Becky, that picture was all in the hips! No, seriously. I'll show you how to do it when I come down to see you. P.S. Happy Birthday Baby Sophie!

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