The big reveal :)

raforNovember 27, 2011

See the plywood on the back of this truck? It was used to haul my Miata and plants cross-country since R's employer would only pay to ship 1 vehicle. R hooked my Miata on the the back of our pick-up (with a few of my large garden pots/plants in the pick-up bed!) and off he went. I was stuck with the big-ass car (my Mom's) that the company would transport for us.

Guess what I made with that old plywood that has been laying around for almost 2 years now?

In the beginning:

More:

And finally:

It may need more bling, but I'm going to mull over it a little while :)

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jlily(Z6)

WOW!! How many of those decorations are you going to make? LOL It is pretty and eye catching to say the least! Enjoy Jlily

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 12:01PM
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dirtundermyfingers

That looks just awesome!!! Love it.

Stacie

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 12:39PM
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anrol

They would look really pretty uplit at night.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 12:46PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Wow! You did it.
It looks great, quite striking and a cool shape.

Your house is very charming as well. You have no snow?
Kathy

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 1:23PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Pretty awesome ornament! Looks great with your front door. Good thing you have a big enough tree to hold it. Was it heavy to put up?

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 2:48PM
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rafor

Kathy: we got about 3 to 4 inches that last go around, but it's pretty much all melted now. We had 16 inches for the halloween storm. Both times the snow was very wet and heavy. The Halloween storm did quite a job on the lilacs that line the sidewalk.

Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 2:50PM
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chevy57red(3/4 MN)

What a great idea.. I bet there will be many of those ornaments around the country next year!!

    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 7:11AM
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Marlene Kindred

Wow! That is one big honkin' ornament! Turned out great too!

    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 12:37PM
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toomuchglass(5)

That is just BEYOND COOL .... it's awesome !!
Good old plywood - a crafters dream ! LOL

    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 1:01PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Before my husband and I were married he owned a BRG miata and I bought a 1990 mariner blue miata this year. I LOVE it! Go Miatas!

    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 3:41PM
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nanatricia

YES beyond cool!!!! Love it!!!

    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 9:08PM
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sunnyca_gw

Great job!! Your house will be easy to find!! It's a nice looking house too & love the front door! Glad you managed to save some of your plants, bought a little "home" with you! Now you need a large shed to store those in after Christmas-next project?? Jan

    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 9:45PM
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quilt_mommy(5/6 Northeast Ohio)

That is super awesome! I love it :)

    Bookmark   November 29, 2011 at 4:34PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Good job on the move, and great job on the ornament!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 11:18AM
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rosiew(8 GA)

Add bling if you want, but I love the simplicity - and love love the ornaments.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 6:52PM
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pixie_lou

Absolutely stunning.

How big is it? I'm guessing 4' tall and maybe 2' diameter?

    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 9:20PM
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rafor

Thanks for all the nice compliments!

pixie lou; yes it's about 4 feet tall and about 2 feet wide. It doesn't really fill the space like I had hoped, but I was working with wood scraps. The next one will be between 7 and 8 feet tall. I think that proportion will work better in that space.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 10:30PM
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kacram

GREAT!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 11:02PM
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pattytricia

Love It, Wish my husband and I were more creative.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 8:17PM
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