Thursday, November 8, 2012

"O Stove Grate Christmas Tree, O Stove Grate Christmas Tree"...a "challenge"...

First of all I will say I'm sorry...I'm one of "those"...I can't wait to start Christmas decorating!!  But I do usually wait until after thanksgiving...but this is an exception...

I was given these "tree like" stove grates by my friends Larry and Cindy from the Country Junk Sale...and issued the "challenge" of what to do with them :) 
Here's what I came up with...

The hardest ones first...what would you have done??

First I used my "Amazing Goop" to add some chippy hardware to cover up the "antenna" like opening at the top...

...and then, I just happened to have a couple matching planters.  The base of the grate/burner fit right inside...meant to be??  I used a little "Amazing Goop" to hold it in place too.

I added some rocks...because they were a little "top-heavy".

Some "greens" and a little embellishing...which you know I love :)
Finished...OK, 2 down 1 to go...

This one came a little easier for me...

More crusty hardware...placed "like so" complete the "tree-like" look.

And some more "do dad's" :)

and "Challenge Complete"!

What do you think?? 
And yes, they are already displayed proudly in my home.  Don't judge me...I can't help myself!!

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My thoughts and prayers go out to those of you struggling with cleanup after Hurricane Sandy!!  I have been literally "speechless" about the whole hard to imagine.  Know that my family joins others across the country and around the world in prayer for YOU!!



  1. Soooo creative!! I love this so much! Cme link up to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share this idea! I am going to look around your blog and see all your fun ideas. Karin

  2. I love how you see things, Laurel! These are fun! And I've started doing some Christmas decorating, too!

  3. Adorable! You are a creative genius!
    Thanks for the prayers they are truly needed as we woke up to 6-7" of snow on top of everything else this morning!

  4. Hi Laurel...great ideas!! I saw the thumbnail photo on the $100 Linky Party and said to myself "that looks like a Laurel idea" and sure enough.....I was right!! And it's never too early for Christmas decor!
    Have a great day.

  5. I'd be displaying those in my home too! Fabulous creations Laurel. You're was meant to be.

  6. What a beauty - I love a good out of the box (or in this case, off the stove) Christmas tree!
    Pinning this and searching for old stove parts right away!

  7. What a unique Christmas tree .....I will try this one ..... :)

  8. You're my inspiration! These are just FAB! don't know how you do it and I have a real admiration for your vision.... :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    hugs x

  9. Honest to gosh, you have me looking at all junk in a new way.


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