Dragonfly Treasure: I Did It! I Did It!
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Monday, December 6, 2010

I Did It! I Did It!

I have wanted a conservatory/display case/terrarium 
or whatever you call it forever!
After seeing how to make one with old picture frames in 
 Country Living Magazine, 
 I thought I may have a chance at making one.

I hit the Dollar Tree for picture frames - 4 each - 8x10s and 5x7's
I picked up braces, hinges, there too!.

I didn't do it exactly like they did, 
I wanted a "rougher" look so I used 
corner brackets to hold the frames together.

Looking good, all four sides are together.

Now they didn't put a bottom on it,
 but I wanted to be able to move it and it's contents should I need to.
I didn't have wood (besides it would make it heavier) 
so I used my all purpose cardboard! LOL
Tacked it to the bottom and
voilĂ !

I debated whether to add the sides to the roof.
I've seen them both ways.
But the extra cardboard was sitting there looking at me so I did.
Of course, they used real boards ;)

All together!
Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.
It didn't "fit" exactly right,
when the roof closed it wouldn't close all the way down on the frame.
But a small hook and nail fixed that!

Painted white, of course.

You can see a "line" in the cardboard, but it doesn't bother me....
I'm NOT a perfectionist! LOL

Now ready to decorate for the Season!

My Bottle Brush Trees and a Snowbaby seem right at home

Add a couple Bottle Brush Wreaths, snowflake, pearl Candy Cane
and Prism and there you have it.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
And much cheaper that buying one ♥

And I can change it out with the seasons :)

Oh and don't forget the faux snow!!


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