Mindarie artist uses recycled decorations to deck out Clarkson Library for Christmas

Mindarie artist Victoria Persich.
Mindarie artist uses recycled decorations to deck out Clarkson Library for Christmas
Mindarie artist uses recycled decorations to deck out Clarkson Library for Christmas
Mindarie artist Victoria Persich.

A MINDARIE artist has decked Clarkson Library with decorations to inspire recycling and repurposing.

Victoria Persich created three trees for the library, sourcing most materials from the Tamala Park recycling centre and spending only $200.

One features red lampshades inspired by past decorations at the White House, while another is a mannequin wearing a tree skirt. A third was inspired by the Dr Seuss character the Grinch.

“I found a stand to the lampshade tree on the side of the road,” Ms Persich said.

A clothing store donated the mannequin and her partner made the wire skirt, which she filled out with old Christmas trees from Tamala Park. She said the crooked Grinch tree took almost 20 hours to make and she wrapped boxes from the library for the gifts beneath it.

“The Grinch is all about lollies and candy,” she said.

“I’ve never created a messy tree in my whole life. I was very scared of doing that one.”

With a background in interior decorating, Ms Persich said she loved vintage items and she only spent about $200 creating all the pieces.

“I love collecting old bit and bobs,” she said.

“It’s great to show people what to do with no money, using what you’ve got around your own home.

“It’s making people feel happy that they are looking at something beautiful.”

See the display of trees at the library until 4pm on Saturday, December 23.