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September 7, 2016

MAKING A MESH

In a previous post published earlier this summer, I mentioned that I was having new windows installed.  I love my new windows, and hope my purse will feel a difference with regard to saving on utility costs.  I held on to a few old screened frames to use as drying racks for my lavender harvest and for drying flower heads for saving seeds.  The remaining old screens were awaiting my hauling them to the scrap metal yard, but I'd eye them now and then to see if a repurposing idea would come to mind.  So, I saved the screening as well as some other "notions" from the scrap pile.
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©Linda Nelson 2016

Alas, the "aha" moment struck, and I was moved to make a creative little mess mesh.

Does not every home need a window screen tussie-mussie?  I believe so, and my home was without....... until now.  I cut the screen into a circle, folded it in half, rolled it up into a cone shape and simply slipped it into an old bed spring coil.  I used one of those cone shaped treat bags as an inner sleeve to hold water.
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©Linda Nelson 2016

And, when you stare through a window screen, do you start thinking about origami?  It happened to me, and that's how I made this wall basket.  You don't need no stinkin' paper to do origami; just use old window screens.  I followed a random "paper cup" folding instruction tutorial.
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©Linda Nelson 2016

I'll redo the decorative embellishments at another time; but for now, it's filled with cuttings from plants that have gone to seed.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
See?  Staring through window screens can be very inspiring.

Now, get creative.

6 comments:

  1. I love the way you think. You always use the most ordinary things in the most extraordinary ways.... You are making me want to find some old screens for sure. I already was wanting some for drying racks....

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    1. Thanks, Brooke. I'm happy that if I exhaust my uses for the metal I have on hand, the recycling facility is close by.

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  2. Love it. Wow. What you can do with window screening... :) Pinned. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

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    1. Thank you, Linda. The screening is quite easy to work with; perhaps the only care is handling the raw edges. Otherwise, it's a "breeze" :)

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