People always say to me, “How do you know what to do with your yard sale JUNK?” I guess I just don’t look at things the same way as the average person. I have been going to yard sales as long as I can remember. My Mom was always looking for a yard sale when I was a kid. I remember when we found out about a new thrift store opening in our area, it was like Christmas morning.
So let me tell you a little bit about how I found the items to create our first shared project. In early spring all the yard sales began in my area. I started out early one morning and found two old bike wheels, nothing to them but the rim. The people selling them looked at me a bit odd when I snatched them up, but hey they were the ones selling them for $1.00.
The jars were found at a flea market. The sweet lady who sold them to me knew they were old blue Mason jars, she knew they had value, but she just wanted them GONE. I was happy to take them away for a sweet low price of $1.50 a jar.
So I end up at home with a box of jars and a bike wheel, and many more things, those we will discuss later.
I wanted to make a big statement with my jars. Summer was coming and I wanted to enjoy them outside…VOILA Chandelier.
I used 26 gage wire to create a ring around each jar’s neck and connected them in varying heights with the same wire to the bike wheel. I loved the different levels of jars. Once I was done playing with all the jars, I screwed (well my husband did) eyelets into the metal bike frame. I connected chain and was almost ready to hang my new creation. The final touch was the jute chair webbing. I just didn’t like the modern look of the bike rim. I hot glued the jute around the wheel. Now…done.
I hope you enjoy and have fun creating your own items.