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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Broken Hobby Stuff Collage

My hubby likes to fly fish and tie flies. (Although we don't live near any good flyfishing areas anymore, weep tears for him, readers.)

He had some broken stuff or nonworking stuff he couldn't part with for sentimental reasons, like his father's fishing hat and a tag from his first trip to Roaring River. Then one day at Bass Pro, I saw this art thing with a taxidermy fish that gave me an idea on what to do with his broken stuff.

I collected his broken rod, too small fishing vest, old hat, pictures of him fly fishing in Montana and a fly box that no longer properly closed.

Then I looked for old looking picture frames (thrift store), a big rustic frame (75% off at Hobby Lobby) and a fish. Never came across a taxidermy fish, but I found in a garage sale free box a key hanger "Gone Fishing" sign. I scrounged up some cardboard and scrap fabric and off I went.

I glued on the fabric to the cardboard and then stapled the cardboard backing to the frame.

Then I arranged the items on the backing overlapping onto the frame. (I sewed the fishing vest together so that all four layers were attached to each other). Then I used a whole lot of hot glue to put it all together.

Attached screws and wire for hanging and here is the finished project on display. I think it looks pretty cool.


Kirsten said...

That DOES look pretty cool!

Heather - said...

That turned out really cute! :) Does your husband like it?

Melissa Jagears said...

After looking at it he said, "I need to tie some more old fashioned flies to put in that fly box." So, I think that means he likes it. :)

Resweater said...

That looks fantastic!

Joanne said...

I love these collages! Yours looks fantastic. I have an artist friend who makes them with vintage lady's gloves, old buttons and old music sheets. Gorgeous!