Thursday, November 6, 2008

Outside of the Cone

If you saw this three foot tall vine covered cone selling for three dollars at the thrift store, would you buy it?Would you take it home and wind tiny lights around it and use it as a rustic Christmas tree?
Or would you turn it upside-down, plop in a bunch of fake fall mums you had lying around, and hang it on your front door?

Isn't it fun to think outside of the cone?

57 comments:

Darlene said...

Now how GORGEOUS is THAT!?!!! WOW, that is beautiful and I LOVE it!!!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I would be the twinkle lights gal. Love the cone!

mishebe said...

Looks fab. great idea. mishelle

Jan and Tom's Place said...

So ingenious!!! What a gal!!

blessed mama said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I think you made the right move!

julie & joe said...

I LOVE what you did with the cone! I tried making one a few years ago but I gave up. I may have to clean off the back fence and try again.

Janene said...

Heck Yeah I would have snatched it up!
Would I have thought to turn it upside down? No. But that is why I come to visit, to get awesome, "outside the cone" ideas from you! =o)
Thanks for sharing!

~Janene~

Blissful Nikki said...

OK...NOT FAIR!!! hehe That is BEAUTIFUL!! I am so going to goodwill to find one of these cones! :)

Kasey Hunt said...

I just love your creativity!!

goooooood girl said...

Very good......

Sue said...

Only YOU can "think outside the cone" and come up with these great ideas!

Michelle said...

You are the best outside the cone-er ever...that looks great...you are so inspiring!

duchess said...

What a brilliant idea.
I must admit, I probably would have gone with idea #1.
You just gave me a great idea to use with some tired Christmas decor though.
Thanks.

Sarah said...

your so incredible with the things you come up with!

Rambling Girl said...

Love that! My brain doesn't work outside the cone but you are teaching me more things than you will ever know. I am thankful for the wonderful blogging friends and all the inspirations they pass on to me.

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

LOVE it, as usual!

coco said...

It looks so much better your way... Love the way you think!

Mama To Many said...

Love it! My mom has something similar in her craft room. I'm going to tell her about what you did with yours. She'll love it and wonder why in the world she didn't think of doing the same thing. :)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

I honestly don't know what I would have done with that cone shape, but now I know if I come across one!

Michelle said...

Joy,

What a fantastic piece for your front door!

Michelle

Carol said...

Oh Joy, I just love your new creation. Your front door is fabulous! You really do think outside the cone. LOL
Carol

joelandbecca said...

Seriously, you are amazing! So glad you are an outside the cone thinker! You push us all to try harder!

Babs said...

Hail to the cone! I'm off to my thrift store to hope for something nifty and just a little of the magic inspiration you have, Joy.

Thanks for all the great ideas. You keep my net life beautiful!

Valarie said...

Very Very cute! I know I would never have thought of that.

The Charm House said...

I would be the one taking it home and putting lights on it and seeing your front door and pulling them all off!!! LOL LOOKS GREAT!!!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Joy! No I wouldn't have thought that but I will now!lol Great Idea again. Sincerely, Jeannette

Sandy Toes said...

OH my goodness..that is just so wonderful!!! I love it!!! If I saw that yes, I would buy it. NO, I would not of thought of that...so great!
-sandy toes

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I bet I would have bought it and wrapped some berries and ribbon around it (yup, I'm boring) but I never would have turned it upside down and used it as a floral display - that rocks!

The Buchanan Family said...

again, you never seem to amaze me, yes I would have put lights on it, love the idea-you really make me think! Thanks for being so crafty and sharing!!!
Ashley

melissa said...

I don't know if I would have bought it...but now I'll be on the lookout! As always, you're amazing!

Erin said...

Great idea! I love it and I love the sign you hung on it!

The Burners said...

Oh Joy - you truly do see things from a different perspective. What an awesome talent you have :) I just love that you share it with us!!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I have three of these I use on our dining room table at Christmas. I painted them gold, then added gold glitter paint. They rock. :)

tidymom said...

You know, sometimes you really make the rest of us look bad with how clever YOU are!! LOL That's GREAT! I LOVE it!!

~Tidymom

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Joy,
I love it this way...and the wonderful thing is that you can still use it at Christmas too!
Diane

Screaming Meme said...

Great IDEA! You are so clever! That's why I love your blog! :)

Nikki said...

You are great at thinking outside the box! It looks great.

Lianna Knight said...

GENIUS!!!! Love it!

Jennifer said...

Awesome idea!

AndreaLeigh said...

Cute! What does the sign say?

ROXY said...

oh great vision!! I really like what you turned it into! Thanks for sharing:)

Karen said...

Well, I love that idea! I wish I had been as productive as you today! Karen

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I've been out of the loop for several days because of company, but I have so enjoyed catching up on your Site! I'm never disappointed when I come by. I can't tell you how much I LOVE the new black door/shelf unit! WOW...so lovely!
M.L.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love it! I hope I can see things with your eyes...great idea, very creative-as usual!

audrey enloe said...

wow! That is totally awesome! Great find! Audrey

Jessica said...

you are funny. i love it. . .think outside the cone!

TamiV said...

Brilliant!!! Love everything you do!

Mimi Sue said...

You are so creative. I love it on your door. Looks great. Mimi

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

and I was so proud of myself for (sometimes) thinking out of the box! You AMAZE ME!

Coco said...

Your so creative.
I love them

Susie Harris said...

If I saw that cone at the store I would step back and wonder..... what would joy do.....and you did, hehe. I bet your going to use that cone over and over and I hope you show us everytime.... Great job my dear!

Drama queens mum said...

I love that. It looks so easy too.

Wendy said...

That's very pretty...I do love it when things can be used for something other than what was intended!

Mic In Tx said...

that why I come to your blog for all the outside the cone ideas! love it!!!

Merand said...

I love what you did! Both ideas are great but I think the door arrangement is especially fun because its so different.

Amy Bell said...

wow. that is amazing....GREAT idea!

Our Complete Family said...

Seriously...this is the darn cutest thing I've seen in eons! Good for you for thinking 'outside of the cone' hun!
Happy day wishes~ Les

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