Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Thing About Fans Is....

 Hello there again!!
I have an odd one to share today. Well, for me that might be the norm, but I hope this one is actually useful for you or at least gets some ideas rolling for Christmas gifts or potential crafty sales.  
I found these fan blades at a local thrift shop last year for $2 bucks and they sat and sat as I pondered what the heck to do with them. 


So far the cost has been $15 total and I still have 2 blades to go.
I'd love your constructive opinions about these and any ideas to give me for the last 2 I've still got to complete.

Thanks SOOOO much for your visit and I hope you've enjoyed your time here.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting to you!
Lisa x

37 comments:

Sharla said...

I think those are fabulously gorgeous and a very clever use of fan blades! Also, I'm totally jealous of your future scrap room!! ;)

Marie-Louise said...

I absolutely love your fan blades. Fantastic house - marvellous to be starting with a blank canvas. You must be really excited.

Chris Hanselman said...

GREAT wreaths. Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Any Holiday Challenge!
~~Chris

Rose said...

these are fantastic!!! :) you could make them for any holiday :)

Chrissy said...

I love your wreaths Lisa..plenty of crafting space on the blades and they must be nice and sturdy...my favourite is number 2.. and I love your house...but!!...you didn't show me my room..where will I be staying??Cause I could reached those cupboards easy..I'm very tall and would be very helpful..lol..

luv CHRISSYxx

Annie said...

Wow Lisa.....your new home looks fabulous and I know you will have great fun in your new craft room.

Love your wreaths....great idea and designs

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Reusing with Quilling said...

Your new House look awesome !I loved what you have done with the fan blades ,fantastically embellished !

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Love the new house and they way you used the old fan blades is fantastic.
Thanks for joining us this week at Created Wit Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Wicked cool idea!!! I'm in pantry envy looking at the pics of your "almost" kitchen. :) What if you made a Halloween or Fall/Thanksgiving version of your wreaths using one of your last 2 fan blades?

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful creation
Thanks for sharing with us at OBAG
hugs Kelly

Sandy said...

You have to be chomping at the bit to get into that pretty house and your new craft room. Just think Lisa - all clean and organized!! it is obvious that you are not going to listen to me about writing your own craft book, what about a TV show? You have brilliant ideas and your makes are quite thrifty. Look out Martha Stewart, Lisa is in town! Your decorated fan blades are beautiful and I honestly believe the shape looks better on front doors than circle wreaths do.
Thanks for the pictures!!
sandy

Karon said...

These are amazing!! I love them all. Maybe you could make a Christmas tree on one of them as - its able to lean up against something or hang down!! Love them! TFS

Karen Conner said...

I LOVE your ideas! Very crafty of you!! Pun intended! LOL

Mitra Pratt said...

Dude! I LOVE those fan blades! Pinned it right up! Can you believe people set those by the ROAD HERE FOR FREE! I am so grabbing one next time. Never thought of that idea before! I can't reach my cupboards either by the way! Why do they hang them so HIGH! LOVE YOUR NEW DIGS! SUPER COOL! I can't wait for you! Like the dark color myself by the way...tell us more!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Q
HOW POSITIVELY YOU!!!
I do not think that these fan blades are quirky though, on the contrary I think they are unique and innovative and a perfect decoration for Christmas, I suggest you carry on with the others in the same theme, some bells and a reindeer would look great, love the big bows, it gives the project such flair which oozes in all your creations.
Wonderful work Q.
And your House looks fabulous, I can imagine how you are growing impatient to move in..... I am hoping that your senate backs down soon and allows your country to function productively again, for every ones sake.
Smiles:)
O

Anne said...

Gorgeous wreaths, very christmasy and creative!

Hugs, Anne.

Kelly Neis said...

I thought you were moving next to me so we can craft together! lol Love your house, it is similar to our plan we have. Nice kitchen too, please show us more as it progresses!!
Your wreaths are fabulous, only you would think of a fan blade for a holiday wreath, wow, I just threw my old fan out, kicking myself now! I do love this idea, really stabilizes the embellishments on it and you can paint them to match. I love the old man in Wreath 2 so cute.
Have a great day
Kelly

Lisa S. said...

Well who'd a thunk, no one but you L2. These are amazing and I love what you created with salvaged fan blades. I will never look at them again the same way. lol Maybe you could save the other two for upcoming holidays or give as gifts. They are way cool, just like you.
Thanks for sharing the pictures of your gorgeous new home. I can't wait for you to have a crafty room all of your own and I love that kitchen. :) Congrats!

Jeanne J said...

The house looks amazing Lisa! I am so happy for you and can only imagine how each room will be a unique reflection of you - a wonderful place to just look around. How the heck you got these decorations out of fan blades I will never know but you made them work - the gesso makes these look like distressed wood and the big fat bows and pine foliage make each one gorgeous!

Tammy said...

With your incredible imagination, I can't even begin to suggestion anything of than the wonderful creations you've already created! Your home looks lovely, can't wait to see more inside pictures, especially your new craft room!

lalkygirl said...

Well Lisa ...these fans look amazing ,you have turned them into stunning Xmas decorations .they are just so unique....only you would be able to come up with this original and very clever project idea....
Your house looks fabulous and I can't with see h
What you do with your craft room....
Tracey xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a fab use for the fan blades ... just gorgeous.. and your new home looks amazing!

Beccalite said...

I think these fans are absolutely fantastic. I love what you have done with them. So much attention to detail. Love love love them.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, What a great idea to do with the fan blades, love each one. For some reason I have had a problem leaving a comment but this time it seam like it is fine. Wonderful house can't wait tell you get in your craft room.
Hugs, Pat

Lori said...

Yep, always knew it - you are brilliant! What gorgeous Christmas decor from $2.00 blades!! Enjoyed your new house pics...

Tracy said...

Twang you have outdone yourself here. There's no way I would have looked at those blades and come up with this idea. I love your wreaths. They'll be a fabulous addition to your Christmas decos this year. Maybe you could make the other two for some other holiday although I doubt there's a door in your new house that wouldn't want one of these hanging on it at Christmas. Hugs!

Maria Rud said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.

Hugs,
Maria

Buttons said...

How inventive!! It's just like you to come up with this use for something previously unloved. They are absolutely gorgeous Lisa. Jenny x

Anita Houston said...

Major congrats on your new dwelling!!!! It's gorgeous! The fan blade wreaths rock!!!! Only you! I have 5 out in my garage and now you've got my wheels turning. You are an amazingly creative person! These are fabulous!

butterfly said...

So exciting to be planning your new crafty space in that fab looking house. I'm about to spend the first night in the new (well, rented) house, and then there's two days to clear the rest of the nonsense out of the family home of 40 years before handing over the keys to the new owners on Friday.

And then about 30 boxes of craft stash to unpack!! But yes, I'll have my own craft room too - at least for these six months - very excited!!

I think your fan blade wreaths are so clever, as well as looking gorgeous - what a great idea, and brilliantly executed, just as I'd expect!
Alison xx
Alison xx

Asha said...

What a clever idea! Pure genius to use the blades that way. WOW Thanks for sharing. Lisa...you've got me thinking!
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Lisa, your house looks awesome! Love the beautiful wreath, too. Can't wait to see the creations your make in your new craft room. :)

Tracey said...

How creative Lisa, I love what you did with the fan blades :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Pia S said...

Hi Lisa! Sorry I'm being late with my visit, I just came home from a holiday in Dubai and I had so little time to blog and craft before I left.
I don't know anyone but you whoi have the ability to transform anything into something fantastic like this! The wreaths look truly amazing!
A new house and your own crafting room? Oh my, you're one lucky girl. So am I as my hubby has silently accepted that we don't have a separate dining room anymore - it's filled with crafting goddies and stash! Dinners know being consumed in our living room:)

Chris said...

Hi Lisa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Samantha said...

WOW hunny honestly where do you get the ideas! this is flipping awesome! LOVE it!! hugs me x

Margaret said...

Brilliant!!! I seriously had NO clue what you were going to make with them, but these are fabulous!! Pure genius, my dear friend!

And the house?! How completely awesome is that!!! LOVE the cabinets (even if those of us who are concentrated awesome need a step stool to reach them!), and I can not wait to see your crafty space!