DIY Montana Wall Decor
When we were in Montana, on our way back from Red Lodge. We had stopped at this little antique shop in the middle of nowhere. The man (I so wish I remembered his name) that owned the place was telling me the story behind this little shop. His father had collected "stuff" over the last 40 years and slowly Alzheimer's disease had taken him away. And if anyone knows someone with that disease, it's the saddest thing to watch anyone go through. As we were talking, he was telling me that he had a month to sell everything his dad had collected over the years. It absolutely broke my heart.
Well I purchased a few items from him. And one of them was these yard sticks. All were from businesses around Billings Montana. The man kinda gave me a funny look when I said I wanted these of all the things he had. What can I say I always look in the corner for that little something that the most people don't see. And I didn't know exactly what I was gonna do with them, but knew I wanted them. I thought they needed to be somewhere in our house, as a decoration of some kind. Because Billings MT has so much meaning to my husband and his family.
It just recently came to me, as to what I was gonna do with them. I got me a couple pieces of scrap felt, scissors, and the glue gun.
I lined all the sticks the way I wanted them displayed and glued them to the felt. So basically covered that piece of felt with glue.
And I used my favorite, Command Strips to hang on the wall.
This is my wall that I'm not exactly done with yet. But it's gonna be my "unique findings with meaning wall"! The letter "M" was found in Grand Island NE at a little odds and ends antique shop . And we were there for my son Christian's first Sate Trap Shoot Competition.
The letter was off of a old billboard or store sign. I attached it to some pallet wood to make it stand out.