Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Mug Tree starts a new life

Hello and welcome to my new followers Jo and Cross the Pond, thanks for joining.

One of the ways that I like to save money is to try and be inventive. Recently my daughter wanted a jewellery tree to hang all the beads and necklaces that she has acquired. Before Christmas they were upwards of £15 so I told her to wait for the sales. So we had another look and to be honest they were not really reduced and seemed quite flimsy as well. Most of them have four tiny hooks so you can't really hang much on them. As we were shopping I spotted this mug tree in Wilkinson's priced at £2.50. I put it to her that this would be good for the jewellery, its a lot cheaper and more sturdy. In fact it would hold a lot more stuff that the actual jewellery tree itself. After a bit of deliberating she agreed so we bought the mug tree and it rapidly was stocked up with all her stuff.
I think it was a good buy and doesn't look much like a mug tree any longer, what do you think ?


  1. It looks great! I like your daughter's taste!
    Jane x

  2. I think this looks Very Good indeed- much more creative and better value.

  3. Thanks Ladies. And as my husband says, it can revert back to a mug tree when shes done with it !!

  4. Good idea! Looks really good

  5. A great idea - well done! I have a jewellery tree that I was given for Christmas a couple of years ago - it doesn't hold much jewellery at all. I like your idea much better!

    Best Wishes
    Frugal Wife

  6. you would never know that it is a mug tree.....

    Gill in Canada

  7. That's a really good idea Miss Piggy Bank.

    Karen X

  8. Thinking outside the box is great.

    Another cute idea is a piece of wood or old chopping board painted in a colour you love. Bang large nails on top and hook back to the wall. Necklaces hang on the nails, keeps surfaces clear and is a great wall feature. A friend of mine had this in France and I LOVED it.