I had nothing to do with this cute and clever idea. I simply bought the easel made from old croquet sticks a couple of years ago from an antique shop or flea market (can't remember which). I don't even know if it was freshly put together or was done a long time ago. Kind of looks like it was done way back when ... the screws look older.
I was drawn to the colors and the stripes. I used it and am now letting it go. You can find it at moxie. Yes, I am trying to be good and not hoard so many things. Something comes into the house ... something must go out!
And to think, I've been passing up old croquet sets for years! I always look at them but somehow never go ahead and buy. I probably still won't because I'm just not handy or crafty like that, but I thought I'd share the inspired idea with others .... I hope the original creator doesn't mind .... wherever they are!