Nieghbors Trash = My Treasure

It is hard to believe what people throw away. And its fun repurposing their trash. This is the story of what I did with my most recent find.


Here it is fresh out of the garbage.


Here is what I added to it:

Thin branches (I found last fall and brought in just incase I needed them), twine, hot glue gun and moss, just not what is pictured, I will use the real moss I found on our walk in the woods (Pictured in Thru-the-woods-with-the-dogs) The first thing I did was clean some of the dirt off the frame, I did leave some of the dirt on the mirror part because this is going to be hung outside and that way the sun won’t reflect off of it too much and it makes it look older. (there was a $39.99 price tag on it)

Then I took and broke the branches into the right lengths to fit the mirror shelf. (I like breaking them for the rough look) Hot Glue one of the long pieces across the front of the shelf. Next, take one of the short pieces and hot glue it to the each of the top sides of the shelf and the side of the mirror. (pictured below)


Glue a long one across the front , then the sides again. I kept repeating this process until I got the depth and look I wanted. I went 5 high. Then I cut the twine into about 4 foot lengths and weaved it from the bottom up through the twigs going in and out, then over the top to the other side and weaved my way back down and then repeated this on all 4 corners.


Now I haven’t been able to get the moss due to the constant rain and ice we have so you will have to stay tuned for the finished picture in an up coming blog. But here it is, so far.

DSCF0031Happy Repurposing!!


2 thoughts on “Nieghbors Trash = My Treasure

  1. Pingback: Treasure | Homesteading on 4D Acres

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