This has got to be one of the most wonderful inventions for scrapbookers. Its practical . . . you can see what's on the tree and the items are easily accessible . . . and yet its still beautiful. Luv it! I am using my tree to store my acrylic stamps, embossing folders and dies.
Unlike some other floor models my tree has 4 tiers. I did not notice that one of the lamp shades had supporting wires that connected the top ring to the bottom ring. So instead of buying that last lamp shade with a spider support system like this
This beauty was made by Pauline van den Bosch. In her version Pauline used a beautiful, yet sturdy, decorative flower pot for the base of her tree.
I am always amazed by the creative imagination of others. While I see a product meant to organize shoes someone else had a vision as to how they could create a homemade CIU from a shoe tree. Simply amazing!
Like the original CIU this version of the tree also several different models.
The desktop model
|Photo courtesy of Debbie J|
|Photo courtesy of the Container Store|
|Photo courtesy of Julie F|
You can find video instructions on how to make your own version of a shoe tree CIU right here.
Don't have any floor or desktop space in your craft room for a CIU? No problem. You can hang your CIU from the ceiling like Brenda did.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the different versions of this wonderful product. Moreover I hope it inspired you to make your own little tree.
As always, thanks for stopping by . . .