Aluminum Wire Tree with Crochet Greens

I wanted to make a tree out of aluminum wire (suddenly grabbed by pinterest-inspiration ) and I thought I’d give it some cartoon-style greenery rather than making a million tiny leaves.

Here is where I started out – aluminum wire, some scrap metal I had access to (a threaded rod, a bearing and beneath that a washer) + tools.
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I shaped a tree with the wire and “borrowed” some nuts to attach the washer to the threaded rod and recruited some assistance in welding the bearing on as a support-weight.
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I crochet an amusing amount of various size balls in different shades of green (completely randomly)
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And finally stitched those together to fit on the branches, this took a little bit of improvising – but then again, the whole project was a little make-up-as-you-go-along =)
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Temporarily located to a shelf in my kitchen =) – Cost of yarn <5$

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Naturally Colored Yarn

I suppose it is rarer these days to dye yarn using plants and other natural additives.  This yarn has been laying around my mother’s house for two or possibly three decades. She dyed it herself way back in the day.

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African Flower Bags – Crochet

Still love them! Here are some more color combinations!
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Crochet Brown African Flower Handbag with Clutch

It looks so good in rich classic brown. The design itself – I have used it before – is simple hexagon ×13, the handles are wooden circles painted black. Can be bought at http://www.slojd-detaljer.se
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These bags are so much fun to make I could start a business, haha.

The clutch has a floral embellishment and this flower is made with venedig yarn. Picked a nice black button to match.

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From the pics you can pretty much figure out how its made, colors of my life I think did a great tutorial before tjey decided to no longer be free for all.

This will make a great gift for some lucky lady.

Any one for fried chicken (cupcakes)?

Alright, I admit it, I am slightly obsessed with desserts (and food) that look like other food, pretending to be something that it is not. Here is my version of the fried chicken leg cupcake. KFC cupcake, if you will. We don’t have KFC in Sweden, they tried it many years ago, but the Swedish population just wasn’t ready.

I made orange flavored cupcakes.

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And I made some buttercreme:
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I grated some fudge (I bought the fudge, not sure if that counts as cheating or not, but for this purpose I didnt think it mattered much):
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And I made some “bones” out of marzipan:
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Assembly: Cupcake + Buttercream + Grated Fudge + Bone

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Will try them on my father soonish =)

Rusty Key Stool

Someone at work was ready to throw away a box of keys and metal badges. I managed to save them, but what to do? Most of them are padlock keys thus not the ‘fancy/rustic’ model. Would guess 80’s model maybe? I know little of keys.

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Since baby girl likes to play with anything small and shiny i decided to decorate this old step stool. 

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Using modpodge in layers;

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And velvet tape around:

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I think the result is pretty original and cool 😉

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