Following a house repaint, these old shutters didn’t make the cut. What would typically end up in the garbage got a chance to live on as Christmas decoration. Living in Scottsdale, AZ, snow isn’t something that ever graces our winters, but these gave us the opportunity to create a little holiday cheer.
Honestly this couldn’t be any easier. I spray painted everything first, then attached the painted scrap pieces of wood to the front of the shutter with staples through the back to make the hat brims and noses. I then glued a few buttons and drew on the mouths with a sharpie. My wife made the scarfs from scrap fabric she had laying around from her sewing. To make them stand up, I attached a folding back brace with cross support at the bottom and used some lawn staples to secure them in place. I put a few bricks in front to keep them from sliding and wrapped everything with some Christmas lights. The neighborhood loved them and we got several compliments. Merry Christmas!
AlleyLux is a passion project started by me, Mike Alonzo. I've always struggled with waste and even flirted with hoarding. There is just so much usable material discarded everyday, that I figured I would try and do something with it. I explore my neighborhood alleys liberating junk, or as I like to call it, potential, in an effort to give it new life.