Thursday, 18 July 2013

Out of a Hat-Challenge 69

A warm welcome to everyone who pops into Jumbled Crafts and hope your day is going well.

This week at Out of a Hat the theme is 'You Hold the Key'--so that could be lots of things with lots of meanings for you to think about.

I took it literally and made this

This is what I made as I love to make 'garden art'.

this is a close up of the flowers.

If you get bored with photographs then turn away right now as there are few coming next.

this is how the key holder started out-with an old hook from the car boot sale and an empty milk container. The keys were from Poundland and are quite large and heavy.

I started off by giving the hanger a metal look but most of it got covered up anyway
I used the TH Tattered flower dies and some other shapes for leaves and cut them out from the plastic 
milk container pieces. Then I coloured them with acrylic paint and Promarkers and finished them off with several coats of varnish so that they are weatherproof. I ironed the shapes as some of them were out of shape from the curves of the milk container--you need to put them inside something to iron them--hence the tea towel in the photograph

Other 'garden art' in our garden -'Old CDs on the fence which catch the light and give out some wonderful colours-on the bottom left an old belt that I took apart and fastened the circles to the fence-they also catch the light-nice in winter when the plants die back and the fence is bare.
a beautiful lampshade with bead work that shines in the sun-this cost 20p at the boot sale.I bought it for the beads but couldn't bear to take it apart.
Another boot sale find is this metal hat that is really a coat hanger with 3 hooks. I am looking for rusty metal shapes to hang on the hooks--already found the saw when we went for a walk and it was at the edge of the path. Left the seagull droppings in place as I think it adds character lol.

I am also linking this to the challenge at Rhedd and Rosie where the theme this time is Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Love Chrissie xx

 August 28th 2014-A bit of an update as yesterday my husband took this picture of the same ornament but butterflies just love resting there in the sunshine


  1. Love your key holder heart, and thanks for the tour around your lovely garden! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Some beautiful gdn art and your key holder is a great way to make art and recycle cool Dxx

  3. Love your colourful key holder and all your garden art is FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing, Shirleyx

  4. your garden must be a wonderful place to be! I think that is the best use of milk containers I've seen! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosies' Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxx

  5. What a wonderful project Chrissie, how fabulous, your garden is an absolute picture too xx thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  6. What a fantastic creation Chrissie ! WOW WOW WOW ! And your garden looks stunning with your embellies ! I will never look at an empty milk container in the same way now !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  7. What an innovative make, great idea, love your key holder and your garden art looks fab!

  8. WOW, all your garden art is fascinating, great ideas and love your latest make for the challenge.

    I'm really hoping to join in this week.

    Sam xxx

  9. wow your keyholder is an amazing recycling piece ..full of art- all the lovely garden art is amazing too dear Chrissie.... wonderful!

  10. Thank you so much for the tour of your wonderful garden art - gorgeous photos and such a brilliant new addition in your fabulous key holder.
    Alison x

  11. Your garden is beautiful Chrissie and your key holder is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. Those keys were a great buy Chrissie :) and make fab garden art :)
    Von ♥

  13. Fabulous garden art Chrissie what an amazing idea to make the flowers and bits it looks so good. I just adore the hat on the last picture. Your garden looks lovely too. Hugs Sandra X

  14. What a clever woman you are Chrissie - great recycling. Your garden looks lovely, I've never thought of making art for the garden - now I'm trying to come up with some ideas.

  15. Love your key holder Chrissie, your garden looks lovely
    Janet x

  16. What a wonderful idea! Love it and love your garden too. A truly inspirational blog I will be following!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Rhedd & Rosies.
    Hugs Fiona x

  17. One more follower to hit 100! xx


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