Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

DIY Ammo Frame for Guys :: Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

Are you looking for an awesome DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or are military men like mine. It is also the newest creation for this month’s Thrift Store Décor Upcycle Challenge. If you have any friends or family who like to hunt or fire guns for fun, ask them to start saving their casings now. One day at the range will give you enough to make this awesome project. I’m incredibly thankful to my close friend for diligently saving all of his casings for me so that I could bring you this DIY. Now, let’s get onto the tutorial.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

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Kimm | Reinvented    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home   Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
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Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

 

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Materials

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 1

Start by cleaning your thrift store frame and your casings if needed.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 2

Next, take your frame apart and set the glass and backing aside.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 3

Start gluing your casings along the bottom of your frame, starting in the center.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 4

Continue adding casings until the bottom of the frame is covered.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 5

Next, begin gluing casing in a single line on the left side of your frame.

Tip:

  • Do this with like sides of the casings together as pictured.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 6

Repeat step 5 on the right side of your frame.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 7

Next, glue 2 casings together on the top left corner of your frame as pictured.

Step 8

Do the same on the t op right corner of your frame.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 9

Glue 3 casings upright, as pictured, in the center of the top of your frame.

Step 10

Once your glue has cooled, spray your entire frame with bronze spray paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 11

Next, spray your frame with a second coat of paint.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 12

Lastly, put your frame back together and add a photo if desired.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

This was so easy to make! I am crazy excited to surprise my husband with it this Father’s Day. You could also replace the picture with a handwritten note or drawing from your kiddos before gifting it. What are your thoughts? I’m seriously considering it. Let me know in the comments and then check out the other awesome Thrift Store projects from my friends below!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

DIY Giant Backyard Glow Pong Game

Ugh… we missed last week’s glow post so this week we are picking it back up. Is this month kicking your butt like it’s kicking mine? We are getting ready for a birthday party, wrapping up the school year, and prepping for hubby’s annual training. That’s all on top of the normal birthdays, holidays, and day-to-day life obligations. It has been chaotic to say the least. That is why I’m super stoked to have fun stuff to do like test out this super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game. It is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun!

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This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

 

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Materials

Make Your Glow-in-the-Dark Wiffle Balls

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Step 1

Open your pack of wiffle balls.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Step 2

Place each ball on a plastic shot glass.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Step 3

Paint the top half of each wiffle ball with glow paint.

Step 4

Allow your paint to dry and then turn your wiffle balls over on the shot glasses.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Step 5

Next, paint the remainder of each wiffle ball with glow paint and allow it to dry.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Step 6

Lastly, spray each wiffle ball with acrylic sealant. This will keep the glow paint from coming off due to game play.

Game Set Up

Charge Balls

Set your painted wiffle balls in the sun or under a light for an hour or more before playing. The better charged that they are, the longer your glow game can last.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Arrange Buckets

The way that you arrange your buckets will depend on how many you are using. The buckets should be divided into 2 equal groups and arranged as outlined below. Place your groups 10-20 feet apart, the prior for small children and the latter for groups of adults.

  • 8 Buckets: Arrange 4 buckets in a diamond for each group. From the bottom: 1 Bucket, 2 Buckets, 1 Bucket
  • 10 Buckets: Arrange 5 buckets in a plus sign pattern in each group. From the bottom: 1 Bucket, 3 Buckets, 1 Bucket
  • 12 Buckets: Arrange 6 buckets in each group in a triangle pattern. From the bottom: 3 Buckets, 2 Buckets, 1 Bucket

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Fill Buckets

Fill each bucket half-way with water. Next, break a glow stick for each one and toss them in the buckets.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Game Play

Divide into teams and take turns trying to toss the wiffle balls into the buckets. Each time a ball lands in a bucket, that bucket is removed from play. Balls can be blocked by the defending team but team members cannot move in front of the buckets to do so. Also, if a bucket is knocked over during a block, it is still removed from play. The first team to eliminate all of their opponents’ buckets wins.

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This DIY giant backyard glow pong game is guaranteed to bring laughs and fun. This was the exact break our family needed. Whip this game out any time this summer that you need to relax and have fun. It’s also a great game to play at parties and BBQ’s. You can totally play it during the day without the glow sticks and have a blast. End the game with a water gun fight (fill them up from the buckets) or dump the buckets on the winning team to cool off. You can also make this awesome DIY game night medal if you want a reward for the winning team. Don’t forget to check out these other fun and easy glow games before you go:

Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

Summer is right around the corner. I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities. Let's start with this easy DIY glow Frisbee.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal

Ever since I saw the preview in theaters months ago, I have been stoked about the new Wonder Woman movie coming out. It looks simply incredible (if you haven’t seen the preview yet, check it out below). That’s why I jumped at the chance to create an awesome Wonder Woman DIY for May’s Movie Monday Challenge. There are a lot of tutorials out there for the Lynda Carter portrayal of Diana Prince so I wanted to create a project that is geared to the more gladiatorial look of the upcoming Wonder Woman. This DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal is exactly that. The sentiment “Fight Like a Girl” will be a constant reminder to be empowered and authentic.

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Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

 

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Materials

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 1

First, paint the bottom of the notebook cover navy blue using your fine arts paint brush.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 2

Next, paint the top of the notebook cover maroon and leave a 2 inch gap in the center of the notebook cover.

Step 3

Set your notebook aside to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 4

Next cut along a corner fold of your brown paper lunch bag until you reach the bottom. Then cut and remove the bottom rectangle completely. Lay your bag flat as you see in the picture above.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 5

Place a spare composition notebook on your lunch bag. It does not have to be blank it only needs to be the same size.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 6

Next, fold in the flap of the lunch bag to the inside of the back cover of your notebook as pictured.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 7

Wrap the bag around the front cover of your notebook in the same fashion.

Tip:

  • Think back to when you made covers for your textbooks in school to help with this part.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 8

Write the words, “Like A” in the center of the front part of the lunch bag cover in pencil.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 9

Next, write “Fight” in pencil centered above.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 10

Lastly, write the word “girl” in cursive underneath the words “Like A” on the cover.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 11

Remove your paper bag cover from the composition notebook and place it on your cutting mat.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 12

Begin cutting out your letters using the flat knife from your Cricut tool kit.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 13

Continue cutting out letters until all of your words are cut out.

Tip:

  • If you have trouble getting your letters out of the paper, use the tiny metal “spatula” tool in your Cricut tool kit.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 14

Age your paper bag by dry brushing black paint and burnt umber paint alternatively over it. Next, crumple up your paper bag and then re-flatten it.

Tips:

  • Use your 2 inch household paint brush for this step.
  • Take extra caution when dry brushing over your cut out words. You don’t want to rip any of them.
  • If your letters are bent or skewed after crumpling your paper bag, carefully flatten them back out and place a heavy book over top.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 15

Pull your notebook back over and paint a second coat of navy paint on it.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 16

Next, paint a second coat of maroon paint on it. Allow your paint to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 17

After your second coats of paint have dried, paint the center strip of your notebook cover white and allow it to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 18

Once your white paint has dried go over it with a heavy coat of gold paint. Again, allow your paint to dry before moving on.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 19

Once all of your paint has dried, go over your entire front cover with Mod Podge using your household paint brush.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 20

Next, place the cut out words part of your paper bag over the Mod Podge and seal in place with an additional coat of Mod Podge. Allow it to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 21

Turn your notebook over and do the same on the back with the remaining paper bag.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 22

Seal your journal with a final coat of Mod Podge and allow it to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 23

Lastly, trim all of the excess edges from your paper bag cover.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

This DIY Wonder Woman inspired journal turned out fantastically. Looking at it make your inspired to take on the world and “Fight Like a Girl”. What does fighting like a girl mean to you? To me it means fighting with love, strength, and compassion which it what all people should do. Wonder Woman is definitely the kind of role model I want my daughter looking up to. This journal is an excellent reminder of that. Now it’s time to check out the other amazing Wonder Woman ideas from my friends below!

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Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Gorgeous DIY Sunset Sailboat Painting

Do you mix your own colors for paint projects? I typically keep large tubes of the primary colors as well as black and white for all of my acrylic paint projects. It is awesome because it allows you to get the precise shade you want. Unfortunately it can also lead to an excess of paint at the end of the project. This recently happened with me and I couldn’t bear seeing such a large amount of paint wasted. So, I decided to pull out a large blank canvas and see what I could create to use up the rest of the paint. The result was this gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting. (Please note that in the materials section I have included the end color of paint needed. This is to make it easier for you if you don’t feel like mixing your own paint colors.)

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Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

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Materials

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 1

Spread orange paint on the top 2/3 of your canvas with a 2” paintbrush.

Tip:

  • Allow some of the white of the canvas to show through your brush strokes.

 

Step 2

One the bottom third of your canvas, brush on the teal paint.

Tip:

  • This should be thicker than your orange paint above with little-to-no white showing through.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 3

Start outlining your sailboat with navy paint by first painting the boat and then moving on to the first sail. See the picture above for reference.

Note:

  • Use your fine point brush for this part.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 4

Next, outline your second sail. Be sure to leave a gap between the 2 sails like you see in the picture.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 5

Once you have finished outlining your sailboat, fill it in with paint.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 6 (Optional)

My first coal on the sailboat was too light so I added a second coat of navy paint. If yours is looking too light as well, add a second coat to it.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 7

Add some white accents to your water by dipping your 2” inch brush in white paint and brushing the excess onto a scrap of paper before brushing over your water.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 8

Next, paint a light shadow of the boat on the water. See the picture above for reference.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 9

Once you are happy with the look of the shadows, darken them with your navy paint.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 10

Allow your painting to dry completely and enjoy!

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Isn’t this so pretty? It’s a perfect example of the saying that necessity is the mother of all invention. This DIY sunset sailboat painting never would have come to be if there hadn’t been so much paint to be used up. The next time you find yourself getting ready to rinse all of that paint off of your palette, pause. Think if maybe there is a project begging to be made with it. Even if your project doesn’t turn out (which has totally happened to me before) you haven’t wasted any supplies making it. Plus the best part about canvases is that if you mess up you can paint over the whole thing and start over. That is definitely winning all around!

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Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

DIY Dragonfly Fingerprint Succulent Planters

Every year we love surprising the grandmas with a handmade gift from the kiddos. The kids love making it and grandma delights at the surprise. This year we made these adorable DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters. They are easy to make and your kiddos will love getting messy with paint. (Just don’t forget to put on their aprons or shirt to protect their clothes.) A little tip to make the process easier: give each kid and extra pot and some paint then let them go nuts. This will keep them from getting impatient waiting to add their fingerprints to the planters.

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Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

 

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Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Materials

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 1

Paint your wings with white paint spaced at random over the pot.

 

Step 2

Next, paint “Mother’s Day” on the rim of your pot.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 3

On the opposite side of the rim, paint the current year.

Step 4

Allow the paint to dry before moving on.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 5

Next have one child dip a finger in the green paint and place 3-4 fingerprints in the center of 2 sets of wings.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 6

After the first child has finished, have your second kid dip the first finger in the blue paint and put 3-4 fingerprints on the remaining wings.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 7

Allow all of the fingerprints to dry.

Step 8

Spray your pot with acrylic sealant and allow it to dry.

Step 9

If you want the pots to be used outside, add a second coat of acrylic sealant.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 10

After your sealant has dried, fill your pot with large river stones.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 11

Next, remove your faux succulent from the stem and place it into the pot.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters were such a blast to make! The youngest got upset that green paint got on his hands which made it even more adorable. Don’t forget to give your kids a pot to paint to keep them entertained while they wait to put their fingerprints on. This saved my life during this project. This is also a great DIY for moms if teachers or dads want to get in on the artistic action. You can get more fun Mother’s Day ideas with these Kid Made Mother’s Day Storybooks. They are a fantastic way to preserve memories and a great way for kids to practice their writing skills.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Easy DIY Golden Bunny Bank + An Easter Day Hack

As I’ve said before, our family has a weird obsession with banks. They are more than vessels to collect money in. Banks can make gorgeous home décor as well. When designing new Easter décor I knew I wanted to do something with this adorable papier mache bunny I have. Once it occurred to me that it is hollow, turning it into a bank was the obvious choice. This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. It will also help feed your bank obsession!

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This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

 

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Materials

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 1

Prepare your K-Cup by removing the foil from the top.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 2

Next, wash your K-Cup to remove any residue left over.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 3

After you have cleaned your K-Cup, use it to trace a circle on the bottom of your bunny.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 4

Next, cut out your circle using your box cutter.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 5

File the edges of the cut circle with a file.

Tip:

  • I used a small nail file and it worked fabulously.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 6

Next, push your K-Cup into the hole but don’t force it. Mark the spot that the bunny comes to on the cup.

Step 7

Pull the K-Cup out and cut along the mark you made.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 8

Carefully melt the cut edge of your K-Cup with a lighter to create a small lip.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 9

Next, check that the plug now sits flush in the opening. If it does, pull back out and place off to the side.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 10

Now, turn your bunny over and cut a rectangular coin slot in the top.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 11

Measure the slot to ensure that it is large enough for the coins.

Tip:

  • Check the measurement with the largest coin to ensure that all coins will fit.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 12

Once you know the coin slot is big enough, file the edges with your file.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 13

Now, cover your bunny with a coat of white acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 14

After your white paint has dried, spray paint your bunny gold.

Tip:

  • You may need 2 coats of gold spray paint. If you do, allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 15

Next, cut a length of ribbon long enough to tie around the neck of your bunny.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 16

Now, tie the ribbon around your bunny’s neck.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 17

Next, tuck a small flower in the ribbon.

Step 18

Lastly, add the K-Cup plug back into the bottom of the bunny.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is such a fantastic project to get your home Easter-ready. You can change it up to fit your décor style by changing up the paint color and ribbon. A fun addition is to drop your spare change into the bank all month long. When Easter comes, you’ll have cash to put into the eggs for the Easter egg hunt! If you want even more fun bunny crafts, check out these 8 easy ones to satisfy your craft craving.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Easy DIY Game Night Medal

It’s no secret that family game night is big in our home. We simply love laughing and competing over an awesome board game. We even own the Champion Monopoly. You know the one that comes with a trophy? That got me thinking. What if we had some sort of trophy for the winner of our other games? The kids would love to have something to show off when they defeat the parents. Thus, this easy DIY game night medal was born. It’s perfect because it is inexpensive to make and pretty! Remember these DIY birch bark vases? This is a great DIY to use up the lids left over from that project!

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Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Celebrate it with this easy DIY game night medal! #diy… Click To Tweet

 

Materials

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 1

Clean your baby food jar lid and then swab with rubbing alcohol. This will help ensure that the paint sticks.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 2

Paint the outside with gold paint. Allow it to dry.

Step 3

Next, paint the inside of your lid gold. Also allow that paint to dry.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 4

If needed, add a second coat of paint to the outside of your lid. Allow this coat to dry before moving on.

Tip:

  • The inside won’t likely need a second coat. The white rubber holds the paint well and is easily covered.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 5

Punch a hole in the side of the lid using your Crop-a-dile.

Tip:

  • This only works with the original one. I first tried with the Big Bite and it wouldn’t reach. 

Step 6

Next, attach your jump ring through the hole.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 7

Cut a length of ribbon roughly 24 inches long. (Yes, those are kid’s scissors… they were the closest pair.)

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 8

Next thread your ribbon through the jump ring.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 9

Now tie the ends of your ribbon together.

Step 10

Trim any excess ribbon at the end of the knot.

Tip:

  • If you’re worried about your knot coming undone, singe the ends with a lighter.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 11

Lastly, draw “#1” in the center of your lid with a black Sharpie.

Tip:

  • You might need to go back over your “#1” to make it darker. For the best results, allow the marker to dry before going over it a second time.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

How do you like my model? She definitely took creative license in the photos and these were the best shots that I got. We had fun with it, though. I think she likes the medal, what do you think?

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Can you believe how easy this is to make? Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold! If you’re looking for even more family game night DIY’s then check out this Family Game Night Board. It keeps the board in place while allowing it to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to pick a board game out. Possibly one that gives me the edge so I get to rock this awesome medal first. Enjoy your next family game night!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

DIY Upcycled Pink Flamingo Wall Hanging

Have you ever seen those country wooden geese at the thrift store? They remind me of an old kitchen painted dusty rose and blue. Not my style at all. Yuck! The last time I came across one I was struck with inspiration. I have wanted to add a flamingo to my wall for a while and this would be a perfect base. The hardest part is figuring out the legs. Well guess what! I figured it out and I’m finally ready to share this awesome makeover at the Monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Find out how to turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome DIY upcycled pink flamingo wall hanging.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles   Kim | Made in a Day 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation

Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay   Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main


Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made   Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ann | Duct Tape and Denim   Denise | My Thrifty House   Toni | Small Home Soul Megan | C’mon Get Crafty

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

 

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Materials

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 1

Clean your wall art.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 2

Paint a coat of white over the entire goose.

Step 3

Let the paint dry.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 4

Paint a second coat of white paint.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 5

Start adding red paint as seen in the photo above before your second coat of white dries.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Tips:

  • Only brush your paint in one direction to give the illusion of feathers.
  • Leave a white area in the middle of the wing.
  • Add the red paint more heavily on the tail, base of the neck, and the top of the head.

Step 6

Set your goose off to the side to dry.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 7

Now it is time to form the legs. At the end of one of your pipe cleaners (about 1 inch from the bottom) twist a second pipe cleaner.

Step 8

Snip off the excess of the twisted pipe cleaner so that you are left with 2 claw-like ends.

Step 9

Next, bend your pipe cleaner at the ‘knee’.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 10

Cut a second pipe cleaner in half.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 11

Fold each half into an upside down triangle.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 12

Attach one triangle, point side down to the end of your pipe cleaner opposite the claws. Do this by twisting the open points around the end.

Step 13

Repeat step twelve on a fresh pipe cleaner.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 14

Next, wrap tape around the triangle end of your pipe cleaner legs.

 

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 15

Continue wrapping the legs until they are completely covered.

Tips:

  • Thoroughly cover your pipe cleaners with the tape paying special attention to the joints.
  • Wrap your tape in a way that adds volume to your legs. The tape is to make them bigger as well as secure them.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 16

If needed, fix the bend in your clawed leg.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 17

Place your legs on a paper towel and cover with a coat of white paint. Set aside to dry.

Step 18

Now, mix together a small amount of red and yellow paint to get a dark red-orange.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 19

Next, add the orange to the dark red areas on your goose.

Tip:

  • It’s fine if your paint hasn’t quite dried yet.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 20

Lastly, paint the black beak and the eye. Set aside to finish drying.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 21

Add a second coat of white paint to your legs.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 22

Without waiting for the second coat of white to dry, dab your legs with black paint.

Tip:

  • The black should be heavier at the bottom and lighter on top.

Step 23

Allow your paint to dry completely before moving on.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 24

Attach your legs to your swan with hot glue.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 25

Secure the bent leg to the straight leg with a dab of hot glue.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Now hang your flamingo on the wall and enjoy. Can you believe how amazing this turned out? Who would have thought you could turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome flamingo wall hanging with pipe cleaners and some tape? This is my favorite thrift store makeover so far! *Insert giddy girl squeal here.* Before you run out to buy your own ugly goose, make sure you check out the awesome projects from my friends below!


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


 

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

DIY Princess Bride Subway Art

We’re back again with the Monthly Movie Blog Hop! Last month we loved creating our Christmas movie posts so much that we’ve decided to make it a monthly hop. This month we are featuring Princess Bride. From delicious recipes to fun crafts, you will find tons of ideas to delight your inner geek-girl! Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

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This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

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Materials

 

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Step 1

First, choose your four quotes. I used:

  1. “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
  2. “Inconceivable.”
  3. “You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.”
  4. “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

 

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Step 2

Next, sketch out how you want your words to appear on your canvas.

 

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Step 3

Cover each canvas with a coat of black paint.

Tip:

  • Remember to cover the edges of the canvas as well.

Step 4

Allow the paint to dry.

 

Step 5

Sketch out the designs on the painted canvases with your colored pencil.

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Tip:

  • If you need to erase you can but have some black paint on hand to cover any areas that require touch-ups.

 

Step 6

Go over your pencil lines with white paint. Allow the paint to dry.

 

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Step 7 (Optional)

Paint a second coat of white over the areas that need it. This will be necessary for large areas (like the letters on the “Inconceivable” canvas).

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

This DIY Princess Bride subway art was so fun to make. Of course, getting to watch the movie while I made it didn’t hurt. I chose to go with black and white as a nod to the Dread Pirate Roberts’ outfit. If you want to match the color scheme you already have in your home, choose colors that do so. I still would recommend only 2 colors per canvas to create the bold look. Before you go, get your Princess Bride fix by checking out the other awesome recipes and tutorials from my friends. You might be inspired to host a movie night soon!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Thrift Store Village Art Makeover

It’s a New Year and a new Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We took a few months off for the holidays, but we are back to show you more upcycled thrift ideas! This time we have joined forces with even more bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get those wheels spinning. It is always so much fun to peruse the local thrift stores for unique items that call to you. You never know what kind of treasures you’ll come across. 

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Ali | Home Crafts by Ali    Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made       Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs    Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House    Toni | Small Home Soul    Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

 This thrift store village art makeover became a modern glam piece of artwork! #diy… Click To Tweet

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Materials

  • Thrift Store Village Art (or you could cut one out of wood)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Sponge Brush
  • Gold Leaf Foiling Kit
  • 2 Small Paintbrushes (1/2 inch)

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 1

Cover your village art with a coat of white acrylic paint using your sponge brush.

Step 2

Allow your paint to dry.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 3

Put on a second coat of white paint and allow it to dry.

Step 4 (Optional)

Depending on the condition of your thrift store village art, you may want to add a third coat as I did. Mine was still quite vibrant so it needed this extra coat.

Tip:

  • You want to still be able to see a faint outline of the details through the paint.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 5

Trace the faint outlines of doors and windows with your foiling adhesive and one of your small paintbrushes. Feel free to take some creative liberty during this step.

Step 6

Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky and then cover with your foil sheets.

Step 7

Gently press down on the sheets to better secure to the adhesive.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 8

Next, slowly and carefully brush off the excess foiling with your dry paintbrush.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 9

Lastly, cover your foiled areas with the sealant from your foiling kit.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 10

Allow the sealant to dry completely and then display as desired.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

I am absolutely in love with how this thrift store village art makeover turned out! It’s bright, shiny, and abstract which make it beautiful. I had all of the materials on hand already except the village art which only cost $2! You simply can’t find artwork this gorgeous for that kind of price. After you make this DIY project be sure to check out the ideas from my amazing creative friends below!

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.


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