***UPDATE! I found something I really liked to cover up the Toyota symbol in the middle. I mean, we drive a Toyota and all, but I didn't think they needed free advertising on my front door.***
I'm not quite sure that this qualifies as a treasure, but I definitely took someone's lost hubcap and made a Christmas wreath for our door. Not quite finished (needs more balls!) but for now it's hanging as my lone Christmas decoration on the house.
First off, a few things. I did not steal the hubcap. I used to collect hubcaps by the side of the road in high school. It was kind of a rite of passage or the cost of gas if someone rode in my car. I gave rides to loads of underclassmen my senior year and I think that they enjoyed leaping out of the car to snag a stray hubcap as much as I enjoyed making them do it. I think I ended up with 50 or so by the end of the year. I always meant to do something with them, but they ended up getting tossed when I went to college.
I saw this hubcap the other day and thought: Christmas wreath. I tend to be a little more traditional in my home's decor, so this is not at all what I generally like. It doesn't go with the colors I have in my home at all. This is sort of what I envisioned when I saw the hubcap, so this is where I went. Again, though--it needs more. Here's a breakdown of how I made it, though it was so simple, I'm not sure you need me to explain.
[Be aware the colors from the next photos inside at night are much different than the first, which was outside in the day.]
Again, this is a total departure for my normal Christmas, but I kind of love it. I will add more to it and maybe something in the middle so I'm not just advertising Toyota. But what a fun way to turn junk into something pretty and useful!
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