Truly Junk Trees


These trees are all made from multiple "found" items. A couple of years ago, I found a stack (probably 50) of cardboard spools from thread. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them and the woman wanted $5 for them, which I thought was a lot considering I didn't have a plan yet.


I also had a box of door knobs that had not sold.


I had also purchased two bolts of upholstery fabric at Goodwill, both were red with different checked patterns. I tore the fabric into strips and wound them around the cardboard cones. I found some old candlesticks at Goodwill, spray-painted them and glued the cone to the candlestick. A simple rusted jingle bell tops it off.


These are really simple and I sell them from $7.50 to $10.00 depending on the size. I have sold nearly all of them and now am constantly on the hunt for more of the cones!


For the doorknobs, I totally stole an idea from Pinterest! I bought inexpensive bottle brush trees from WalMart, remove the base and glue them into the door knob. Again, I cannot keep these in stock. Alway on the look for door knobs now! These simple items have become a staple in my booth during the holidays. They easily pay the rent and the profit margin is high. Surely you have a door knob laying around somewhere....

#doorknob #bottlebrushtree #fabric #upholstery #candlestick #cardboardcone #holiday #repurposed

Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.