Inspired by Nature Part 2
My inspiration picture:
Lizard Lounge results:
I had a great time hiking through the West Hills in Portland, Oregon finding different kinds of leaves to use for this display.
I looked for different shapes and sizes and leaves that had newly fallen. I learned that it was best to keep them stored in a plastic bag while still damp before spray painting. (I let one batch completely dry out after I painted them, and they shriveled up and weren’t any good.)
It’s best to saturate both sides of the leaves with spray paint and let dry overnight.
Next I layered the smallest to the largest leaves in the window and used masking tape to secure them from behind.
And here is Haleigh’s inspiration picture:
Footloose and Fancy’s Haleigh got the branches from a local tree cutting business. She said they usually mulch them but let her take however many she wanted! Free branches = awesome!
The branches were screwed to 2x4s then braced with more 2x4s on the back. Haleigh got the 2x4s from a second hand construction and houseware supply store. Over 30 ft. for $7! “A little rummaging and creativity is always worth the savings cost!” says Haleigh.
The “HOHOHO” in the middle was inspired by this blog.
And of course Ray was a big help in getting this window built!
I love to search for visual display inspiration photos from blogs, Pinterest, Tumblr and the photos I take while out and about. This is what helps me keep the store fresh. Where do you find your inspiration?
-Via Kelsie Morrow, Merchandising Manager at Horny Toad Clothing email@example.com