Sunday, February 10, 2013

Or Something Similar...

I think I mentioned a while back that I was looking for a piece of chicken wire to use to display my collection of needle books.  Well, I never got around to going to search out a hardware store where I could buy a small piece.  When I was digging at The Bins last week I found these wire grids and decided they might work just as well.  I think they are for one of those cube storage solutions.
I'm sorry about the poor picture.  This is a really hard spot to photograph and it really isn't as crooked as it looks!
I bought 4 of them but it turned out I only had enough room to use two.  I just tied the two together with lengths of seam binding ribbon and then used a longer piece as a hanger.  I had that black flower laying around and it kind of tied things together.
I tried the mini craft clothespins to attached the cards but they were too small.  I am not happy with the full-sized clothespins because they take up too much room.  I think binder clips will be my eventual choice but have to get to the store and buy some.
Little time for junking this weekend but will be making a quick swing through the VOA in a little while.  I'm sure craving some buttons!

10 comments:

Jewels said...

Great idea Kathy! I too have a needlebook collection - what a great way to get them "out of the box" :)

Andy's Attic said...

That works really well and when it's all covered in needle books no one will know what it is anyway.
Good luck with the button search.

Annette said...

That's a really cool idea for the needle books! Have you tried Michael's for different sized clothes pins? I think it was there that I saw different sizes.

Maureen said...

Awesome! I have five needle books - I wasn't actively collecting them, I would just find them in old sewing boxes or with other things. They have pretty cool graphics though. Love your display! What a great idea to present them this way.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

The grids are a perfect solution. Just wait until you have the entire thing covered from top to bottom. I have a couple of those needle books, but your collection is so much fun. Love the Shell book.

vintage grey said...

Love it!! A great way to display such a pretty collection! xo Heather

Into Vintage said...

I love the idea of collecting needlebooks -- I've never seen the Shell one before. Thought of you twice yesterday as I drove past the bins store in Vancouver. The parking lot was *packed* so I drove on...

Anne said...

Hello, my Dear! I've come to you from The "Grow Your Blog" party...it was over before I knew about it, but it was so nice of Vicki to leave the list up! Anyway, I always welcome new blogs to enjoy, and yours is delightful! I am now following you ~ please come and visit me if you get a chance!
So nice to "meet" you!
Hugs,
Anne

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love that you can see them now and enjoy the pretty graphics on the covers. What a great collection you have. Clever idea!

xo Danielle

Linda Primmer said...

A very creative way of showcasing your lovely collectibles.