Monday, January 31, 2011

Homemade Clip-it-Ups (another long post but with lots of pics :-)

A few months ago I made a homemade version of Simply Renee's Clip-It-Up (CIU).    For details as to how I made this CIU please go here.   Since then I have noticed so many wonderful versions of this same product.  This post will provide you with a small sample of some of the many different versions of CIU trees. 

Floor Model
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
I bought this instead.  
It was a happy mistake though because I ended up with 4 tiers rather than 3. 

Desktop model

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.

For instructions on how to make a desktop version of this CIU tree please watch Margaret's  tutorial. 

Table lamp
I may make one of these CIU to display my ATCs. 

Shoe Rack
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
The floor model

Photo courtesy of the Container Store

 The floor to ceiling model
Photo courtesy of Julie F
   You can find video instructions on how to make your own version of a shoe tree CIU right here

Ceiling Model
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 . . .



Janis said...

This is so amazing! WOW!!

chignon said...

I love it when people can create new uses for items! I was just looking at a corner shower pole in the Target ad wondering if it could be used as storage in the craft room! Hmmm, now I have some great ideas to work from - TFS!!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Wow I so know what I want to do. thisis such a great idea. Thanks......

Brenda said...

Thanks so much for featuring my CIU ceiling model. I've been using this for about 7 months now and I love it. Total space saver


Yoli said...

Ladies . . . if you make a CIU tree be sure to let me know. I would love to see a pic. :-)

Brenda . . . your idea was simply amazing! From the ceiling! Why not?

Jan said...

This is great! I also love your crafting spot~~lovely!

Vicki said...

Wonderful ideas. I'll be looking for lamp shades on my next trip to the thrift stores.

Heather Turning said...

You did it!! You amaze me!!!!


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