I just made a bunch of coat racks into gum trees.  You know, as you do!

I’ll go on shall I!

I was invited to be a part of the first South Melbourne Scout festival, and as I seem to be saying YES! to random things that come my way these days, I said  yeah, OK! But, only if i could be pared with a local biz that I really like being Southwood Home & luckily Catherine from Southwood was really happy to have me too & so it was!

The creative challenge was to make an environmentally friendly window display from the products sold in the shop  and with a theme of a nursery rhymes, stories or myths.

We chose our theme to be that old song  Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree! (sorry if it now gets stuck in your head!)

So what I did:

  • Turned coat racks into gum trees
  • I made the gum leaves out of felt – some of which are felt coasters as sold in the store
  • ‘Grass’ floor is a shaggy green rug as sold in store
  • ‘Birds’ are Tea towels with Kookaburras strung up between the trees

These are the coat racks pre treeing! Very cute and a Southwood home’s own design

Close up of my gum leaves: I’ve gone with the ‘less is more’ approach!

The end result is a little forest of gum trees! – it looks simple, but effective and eye catching in the window! And with basically zero dollars spent on it, I am happy with the end result!

& just incase no one gets the theme, I popped this is the window to make it just that bit more obvious to the passes by!

I wonder if we will be called on for the last line in the song. Bring it on I say!


If you feel so inclined, you can vote for my window here. Just scroll down & select Southwood Home installation by Camilla Molders. You could win dinner to a naffy little cafe near by!! (those elsewhere in the world – you can still vote & we can deal with how once you’ve won!!)

& if you are in the area the festival is on THIS SUNDAY 19th Feb & mainly in Clarendon Street. There are lots of activities for one & all and performances by rock stars that were big in the 80’s & 90’s. hmm.

Either way, I’ll be around!