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Old fishing poles from yard sales are very cheap and make great curtain rods. I especially like cane poles because they are easy to cut to size.
Another idea is to hot glue bobbers and lures all over an old lamp base. I think more better on this project, totally covering base. Of course lamp size and your taste make a difference. If it's a very large lamp or you just don't have enough lures and bobbers you can hot glue solid bands, about 2 inches wide, of hemp rope or twine to fill in larger areas.
A mobile like you see in babies rooms are fun and add an interesting art form to your fishing decor. I prefer to hang fishing gear at different levels instead of all one length. Again I use twigs or sticks for this project's "cross" to hang lures, bobbers etc. from and fishing line to tie it all together.
Old wooden picture frames with glass removed make inexpensive picture boxes. Line a piece of thin cardboard with brown, tan or dark green felt. You can also use fishing print fabric. Put this covered cardboard in frame like you would a picture and hot glue your treasures on felt. A good trick is to use sets of three. Three lures, one under other in a corner, three bobbers side by side for a top row, three hand reels in a row at bottom for weight and one old metal stringer above reels.
Things I haven't tried yet but are on my list to create include fishing lures with hooks removed as cabinet handles, bobbers or lures for light pulls, fishing net swag around bathroom mirror and drift wood with fishing gear as a conversation piece.
Creating your own fishing decor is fun, inexpensive and most of all you have unique decorating items for your home or cabin. Start collecting old fishing gear and let your imagination go.
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