FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Crocheted Purse as a Vase

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Crocheted Purse as a Vase

Well as you can see from the image that I did not turn a crocheted purse into a real vase, but instead used it as a framed vase.

Vintage Frame with Crocheted Purse as a Vase

However, I did combine a vintage frame and a vintage crocheted purse into a vase so to speak. I found this frame at a yard sale just as is. They had painted it brown. I thought about repainting it but then decided to keep it for a while.
I may paint it later.It has a few chips and is banged up, but for 50 cents you can't go wrong. I love picture frames. My husband thinks I'm crazy, but you never know what you might do with one.You will be seeing others.



Vintage frame painted brown
First I cut some foam core to fit the back. I had to use two pieces to make it fit tight. Foam core is great since I could pin items to it. 

I covered the foam with some lace that I had. I just glued it to the back of the foam core. 

I have several of these vintage crocheted purses in various sizes so I thought one of these would be great on this frame. I just used a couple of pins to secure it to the foam core. I added some tissue paper to make the purse "puff" out but didn't like the look. Droopy seemed better.


Vintage Crocheted Purse


I found some silk flowers to put into the crocheted "vase". 


It still needed something. so I checked out my vintage earrings. I found these gold ones that are clip-on. This will make it easy to attach to the crocheted purse - just loop them over.  

Vintage clip-on earrings
I had folded down the top of the purse, so I hooked them into this area. 

Vintage crocheted purse with vintage earrings

Vintage crocheted purse with clip-on earrings and silk flowers
So here is my "little crocheted vase"

Vintage frame with crocheted purse, clip-on earrings and silk flowers

Well, here is my 50 cent framed crocheted vase completed.  I had all of the materials, although I did pay for the vintage crocheted purse - years ago.

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19 comments :

  1. You are so creative. Beautiful. You give me an idea:)
    Have a nice day:)

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment. I'm glad that I could give you an idea. Isn't that the great thing about blogging, so many wonderful ideas.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  2. Very pretty! You are invited to share it at my party SHOW-Licious Craft Showcase!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/02/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-21.html

    Marti

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    1. and thanks so much for visiting and the follow! I'm following you back on GFC.

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    2. Marti,
      Thanks for the wonderful comment and I will stop by on Sunday.
      Thanks for following me back.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  3. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog! I look forward to reading more.

    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Melanie,
      Thanks for the sweet comment and following me. Your French Macaroons look luscious.
      Thanks for following, I followed you back,
      Bev

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  4. That looks so lovely! Cool idea :D

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    1. Thanks for commenting. Sometimes the simple things just come together.
      Have a great day,
      Bev

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  5. Please share your project at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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    1. Jennifer,
      Thanks for the invite. I will check you out.
      Have a great weekend,
      Bev

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  6. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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    1. Always a pleasure to link up to your party and you always comment back. Great hostess:)

      Have a great day,
      Bev

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  7. So very pretty! Thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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    1. Peggy,
      Thanks for your lovely comment. I love your Transformed Tuesday party.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  8. Clever use of the earrings! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again. I am a new follower!

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    1. I love to use earrings. You will see more of them. I must admit I have shoe boxes filled with vintage earrings. What can I say.
      Thanks for commenting and stopping by.
      Bev

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  9. How sweet is that! It really is lovely. thanks for sharing at TTF!

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    1. What lovely comments! Thank you so much.
      Have a great weekend,
      Bev

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