Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Rock Your Style with 8 Feminine DIY Accessories and Organizers + Merry Monday Link Party 159

Summer is such a perfect time of year to refresh your style. In addition to your fashion, don’t forget to update your organizational style, too. I have always been a big believe that you are more likely to use organization systems when they’re pretty. These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house. After checking them out, stick around to link up at the Merry Monday Link Party!

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Tribal Painted Phone Case (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

Dress up your phone with your own unique flair with this awesome tribal paint tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Monogrammed Globe (Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom)

Make your desk an oasis to work at with gorgeous monogrammed décor!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Shrinky Dink Initial Key Chain Project (Ang at Juggling Act Momma)

It is easy to personalize your keys with this project. Change up your coloring style for the perfect unique DIY!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

20 Minute Makeup Bag Sewing Tutorial (Crystal at Hello Creative Family)

Organize your makeup in style with this easy sewing tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Marbled Resin Jewelry Box (Angie at Resin Crafts Blog)

There are so many ways to change up this resin craft by changing the type of paint you add to marbleize.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Shh… There’s Wine in Here Tumbler (Kendra at Simply Darrling)

Treat yourself with a fun tumbler. Perfect for those rough weeks when Monday comes too soon.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

DIY Baskets 2 Ways (Sahana at Vikalpah)

Turn trash into gorgeous organizers with this amazing tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Modern Flower Frogs with Cheese and Sugar Shakers (Sarah at Sadies Seasongoods)

Don’t forget to add some floral décor to your office with these upcycled beauties!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

What part of your style is due for a refresh this summer? I’m definitely going to be rocking a custom phone case to go with my new phone. Before we get started on making these 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers let’s party at the Merry Monday Link Party below. Looking forward to seeing all of your awesome posts and creative ideas!

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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.
Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

DIY Kids Behavior System

Summer break can be a blast. It can also be a head-ache with all of the kids home and schedules thrown out of whack. That is why the first craft in our summer series is this DIY kids behavior system. Nearly all of the materials come in the Michael’s Creative Play Kit which you can read about on Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. If you already got your kit then you are ready to get on to the tutorial. Let’s get ready to rock your summer parenting!

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Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Materials

  • Craft Stick People
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • 2 Pipe Cleaners
  • Colored Pencils
  • Clear Tape
  • Empty Drink Container (I used a Crystal Light container)

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 1

Tear a small stack of construction paper into fourths.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 2

Next, give each child a craft stick person, a fourth of paper stack, glue stick, and scissors.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 3

Allow kids to decorate or dress their craft stick people.

Note:

  • My 8 year old carefully traced his craft stick outline to make a shirt and pants for his. Then he drew the face and shoes with colored pencils. The 4 year old wanted to cover every part of hers with different pieces of paper. The 3 year old cried the whole time because he couldn’t have googly eyes. Hopefully, that illustrates the diversity of this process. Lol!

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 4

While the kids are decorating their stick people, clean your drink container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 5

Next, cut a rectangular opening in the top.

Tips:

  • Use a very sharp box cutter to do this.
  • I recommend scoring where you want to make your cuts first. I didn’t which is why I ended up with a jagged cut-out.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 6

Cut a strip of red construction paper that is roughly as wide as a third of your drink container’s length.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 7

Next, use the red construction paper as a guide to cut out strips of green and yellow construction paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 8

Take your lid off of your container and cover the right third of your container with the red construction paper strip. Secure it with tape.

Tip:

  • Start in an area so that your overlap doesn’t fall over the opening on top.

Step 9

Cut through the paper covering your opening and fold down on the inside.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 10

Next, attach your green strip to the left side with tape.

Step 11

Repeat step 9 with the green paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 12

Lastly, wrap your yellow paper around the center of your container and secure with tape.

Tip:

  • I secured the end of all of my strips to the container with tape before wrapping them. You don’t have to do that with the red and green but you need to do that for the yellow strip.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 13

Cut through the yellow paper over the opening and secure folded inside with tape.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 14

Carefully reattach your lid to your container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 15

Next, wrap a yellow pipe cleaner around the seam of the red and yellow paper strips and twist to secure.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 16

Then create a loop by twisting the ends of the excess together.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 17

Repeat steps 14 and 15 on the green and yellow seam.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 18

Use the loops to hang your behavior system on the wall and add your kids’ craft stick people.

Tip:

  • You may want to label the stick people to help you keep them straight until you learn whose is whose.

 

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How to Use the DIY Kids Behavior System

The behavior system works as a visual indicator for kids. If their thick people are in the green then their behavior is good. If they get a warning for bad behavior the sticks go to yellow. Red means that they lost out on any reward for the day.

Rewards

Daily rewards should be something small but still incentive for good behavior. You can use candy, such as Skittles or M&M’s, or extra game/TV time. Stickers or temporary tattoos also work very well for younger kids.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer. We have added in the addition that you can earn your way back to green from yellow with exceptional behavior. However, once you hit red, you have lost the chance of a reward for the day. Another option is a bigger reward for ending the day on green and a smaller reward for ending on yellow. Choose the method that works best for your family. If you haven’t snagged your Creative Play Kit, check it out here!

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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 is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY Glow Can Toss

Holy cow, how are we on our fifth glow-in-the-dark game already? If summer break is starting to stress you out, though, you are going to love this one. It is not only fun but also a healthy and slightly covert way to take out your frustration. DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at a bunch of cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down. How cathartic is that? Of, and there’s also a bonus for you moms with little ones: toddlers LOVE re-stacking the cans so you don’t even have to reset them! This is pretty much the perfect game to whip out on those moms days when you’re ready to pull your hair out.

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

 

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Materials

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 1

Cover each of your clean cans in a different color of acrylic paint. I used red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple paint each mixed with white to brighten them up.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 2

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 3 (Optional)

Put a second coat of paint on your cans if you would like. I chose not to but if you do, allow the paint to dry before moving on.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 4

Next, add glow paint to the grooves on your cans.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 5

Allow the paint to dry.

Tip:

  • Fabric paint will take longer to dry than your acrylic paint.

Step 6

After your glow paint has dried, spray your cans with clear engine paint. This will make sure that the paint stands up to repeatedly being hit with your glow Frisbee.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

How to Play Glow Can Toss

Set Up: Align your glow cans in a pyramid. Be sure to charge them (and your glow Frisbee) with light before playing. Next, mark spots on the ground for the different levels. Spots should be marked at the following intervals:

  • 3 Feet
  • 6 Feet
  • 9 Feet
  • 12 Feet

Game Play: The game is played by players taking turns tossing the glow Frisbee at the cans from each distance. The cans should be reset after each toss. For example, player 1 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet away. The player gets a point for every can that is knocked down. The cans are then reset and player 2 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet. Play continues in this way until each player has tossed the Frisbee from each distance.

Winning the Game: The winner of the game is the player with the most points at the end of the last round.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY glow can toss is also fantastic because there is no limit to the number of players. While it might take a while to get through the rounds you could essentially have a hundred people playing. Make a couple of sets and you are ready to keep people entertained at parties, family reunions, or summer camps. Pair it with some of the other glow games like glow stick tag and giant backyard glow pong for an awesome, over-the-top summer bash. Don’t forget to check back next week for the sixth glow game in our summer series!

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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.
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.

Easy DIY Glow Frisbee

Summer is right around the corner and I could not be more excited. Enjoying long days in the hot sun. No school or homework to worry about with the kids. During the summer you have the freedom for long days to turn into fun nights. With that in mind, I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities to enjoy with your family this summer. Come back every Wednesday now through July for a new glowing DIY. Since school hasn’t quite finished yet, we are starting with this series with an easy DIY glow Frisbee.

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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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Materials

 

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.

Step 1

Since outdoor toys tend to get so dirty (even when you store them inside when not in use) clean your Frisbee.

 

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.

Step 2 (Optional)

We are using an old Frisbee that the grandparents gave us and it is a very dark green. I wanted to help it really reflect light so before turning it into a glow Frisbee I gave it a coat of fresh white paint. This step is completely optional and really depends on your Frisbee color anyway.

Tips:

  • If completing this step, wait for your paint to dry before moving on.
  • Your Frisbee may need 2 coats on either side. Mine did because it was such a dark color.

Step 3

Paint a generous coat of glow paint on the top of your Frisbee.

Notes:

  • The paint I recommend in the materials is very thick. That is what lends to its superior glow but can also lead to the paint showing brush strokes. If that matters to you, I recommend putting on two coats.
  • Painting the underside of the Frisbee is not necessary.

Step 4

Next, allow your glow paint to dry completely.

 

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.

Step 5

After your paint has dried, charge it to make sure that it is bright enough for your liking. If not, repeat steps 3 and 5 until it is.

Note:

  • Mine was plenty bright after one coat. The picture above was after one coat and in my living room in the middle of the afternoon. However you could still see the brush strokes. It still glows well for playing so I didn’t feel the need to add any additional coats.

 

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.

Step 6

Once you have your desired glow and the paint has dried, spray your Frisbee with a coat of Acrylic Sealant to protect the glow paint from coming off.

 

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.

Step 7

Before playing glow Frisbee, charge your painted Frisbee by setting it in the sun for an hour.

Note:

  • This step is not necessary if planning to start the game long before the sun sets. The game-play should naturally lead to charging in that instance.

 

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.

That is all you need to make this easy DIY glow Frisbee. Later this month I’m sharing a fun DIY game to play with a glow Frisbee so come back to check that out! My kids already can’t wait for this weekend so we can toss a Frisbee in the dark. They don’t even know about the other game yet so that will be a fun surprise. Also, all of the glow games in this series are family-friendly. Take the opportunity this summer to get outside and connect with each other. There’s also the added bonus that exhausted kiddos make for easier bedtimes. See you next Wednesday for more DIY glow-in-the-dark fun!

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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 easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Upcycled Room Cleaning Buckets from Easter Buckets

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these upcycled room cleaning buckets. Place one in each coordinating room and know that have what you need for daily cleaning. Don’t forget to add these Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists to your buckets. With both of these tools your home will actually stay clean, especially if you remember to enlist help from your kiddos.

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The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

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Materials

  • 5-7 Easter Buckets
  • Krylon Spray Paint (This is the absolute best spray paint for this project!)
  • 5-7 Small Spray Bottles
  • Cleaners (Based on the Room)
  • Sponges, Wipes, and Brushes

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Step 1

Clean your Easter buckets thoroughly and allow them to dry completely.

Step 2

Spray each bucket with a coat of paint in a well-ventilated area. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 until you can no longer see the patterns through the paint. This took 4 coats on my buckets and the base color of the bucket did not seem to affect the number of coats.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Step 4

Fill each bucket with the appropriate supplies and printable checklist.

Step 5

Place your cleaning buckets in each room and you’re done.

Cleaning Buckets Tips

Don’t feel like you have to put full size cleaners in your buckets. In fact, I recommend dividing your cleaners up among the buckets. Here are some tips for how to divide your cleaners and other supplies for your buckets.

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Portable Wipes Container

You know those little plastic containers for wipes that you throw in your diaper bag? Use these to divide disinfecting wipes among each bucket.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Small Spray Bottles

Get small spray bottles that you can separate cleaners into. I used a bottle of concentrate to make mine but you can also divide up a full-size, ready-mixed cleaner among them. Don’t forget to label your spray bottles so that you know which cleaner is in them.

Sponges

You will want a separate sponge for each bucket. If you are worried about putting wet sponges back in the buckets when you’re done, get a plastic soap container. Poke a few holes in it to allow air in and your sponges can dry without creating a mess in your buckets.

Plastic Bags

Always keep a few plastic grocery bags in each bucket. This makes it easy to change out trash cans or collect any waste you come across when cleaning. This is especially true for kids’ rooms. They have the uncanny knack of hiding ripped up papers, empty wrappers, and broken toys.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Keeping your home clean has never been easier than it will be with these upcycled room cleaning buckets. They have made my new cleaning habit so much easier to develop. I firmly believe in not spending more time cleaning than you absolutely have to. That includes wasting time looking for cleaning supplies and now you won’t have to. I get all of my cleaning done in 20 minutes or less because of these buckets. Imagine only spending 20 minutes a day to keep your house beautiful. It can totally be done! Don’t forget to grab your printable cleaning checklists before you go.

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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.
For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Upcycled Farmhouse Vignette Cloche

This month for the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. This tutorial is a birthday gift for someone so I tried to capture the farmhouse look. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche is so comforting and pretty. I hope you (and the birthday girl) love it as much as I do. Full disclaimer: there are a lot of steps to this tutorial but the end result is absolutely worth it.

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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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Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Sue | A Purdy Little House    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Toni | Small Home Soul    Jeanie | Create & Babble    Michelle | Michelle James Designs

Medina | Grillo Designs    Karen | Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

 

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Materials

  • Thrift Store Footed Cloche
  • Small Paper Plate
  • Loose Moss
  • Mod Podge
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • 2 Foam Brushes (One for Mod Podge and One for White Paint)

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

  • HB Graphite Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Burlap Roll
  • Scissors
  • Faux Off White Hydrangea
  • Cream Colored Yarn
  • 3 Wooden Blocks

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 1

Clean your cloche inside and out.

Tip:

  • If the price written on the glass isn’t coming off, add a small amount of Dawn dish soap to it. Let sit for a minute then wipe off with a damp paper towel.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 2

Next, cut the lip off of your small paper dessert plate.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 3

Add a coat of Mod Podge to your plate.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 4

Now cover your plate with your loose moss.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 5

Shake off the excess and return it to the container. Next, set your moss plate off to the side to dry.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 6

Paint a coat of white acrylic paint on your blocks.     

Tip:

  • Don’t worry about coating the bottom of the blocks. The bottoms won’t be seen.

Step 7

Allow the paint to dry.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 8

If needed, add a second coat of paint to the blocks.

Tip:

  • A second coat of white paint is only needed on one block because the others will be covered with other media.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 9

After your moss plate has begun to dry, add a second coat of Mod Podge over the moss.

Tip:

  • Do this gently to prevent the moss already attached from coming off.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 10

Next, cover the 2nd coat with moss.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 11

Shake off the excess again and return to the container. Set aside to allow the glue to dry completely.

Tip:

  • This can take up to 24 hours.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 12

Measure enough burlap to wrap around the outside of one of your single-coated blocks.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 13

Cut the burlap.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 14

Next, glue your burlap strip to the block.

Note:

  • Leave a lip of extra burlap above the block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 15

Trim the excess wrap and the excess at the bottom. Do not trim the lip from step 14.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 16

Next, cut 2-3 single flowers from your hydrangea.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 17

Glue the single flowers to the top of your burlap block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 18

Now, cover the flower stems with a small piece of the excess burlap you trimmed in step 15.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 19

Next, cover your 2nd single-coated block with cream yarn. Attach the yarn with hot glue.

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Tip:

  • Wrap around the outside and secure with glue first. Then cover the top of the block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 20

Draw “No. 23” on the remaining block with your pencil.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 21

Carefully cover your pencil drawing with Mod Podge.

Tip:

  • I used my finger to apply the Mod Podge in this step.

Step 22

Allow all of your elements to dry completely before moving on.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 23

Lastly, attach your blocks to the center of your moss plate as pictured.

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Note:

  • The yarn block is glued only to the top of the white block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Once your farmhouse vignette is completed, place it in the center of your cloche and replace the lid. This allows you to change your vignette out seasonally if desired. If you want to make the vignette semi-permanent (or less-susceptible to bumps) place a Zot between the cloche base and vignette plate. Don’t forget to check out what my friends create this month after you’ve made your own upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche!

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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.
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.
Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

DIY Birch Bark Bud Vases + A Spring Giveaway

Are you excited for spring, yet? The temperatures get warmer, the days start getting longer, and color begins to burst through the ground. Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases. They will give you somewhere to display those first violets that pop up in your yard! Then keep reading to see the awesome surprise my friends and I have to finish getting your home spring-ready. See? There are hundreds of reasons to be excited!

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Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Materials

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 1

Clean your jars including removing any labels. For my vases, I used an old baby food jar and a small pizza sauce jar.

Tip:

  • Try to get the label glue off as best as you can but don’t worry if you can’t get it completely off. You will be covering it anyway.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 2

Pull out your birch strips and have them ready to attach to your vases.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 3

Start attaching your birch strips around the bottom of your jar. Do this by adding a line of hot glue and firmly pressing a birch strip to it.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 4

Trim your birch strips so that there is a small overlap.

Step 5

Secure the birch overlap with a dab of hot glue.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 6

Continue covering your jar by repeating steps 3 through 5 until you have reached the top of your jar.

Tip:

  • Try to line up the birch seams on your vase as you go.

Step 7

Once you reach the top of your jar you have 2 options for finishing it:

  1. If there is enough excess on the top birch strip add a second line of glue around the mouth of the jar and press the top of the strip firmly to it.
  2. Alternatively, if the strip isn’t large enough for that, add an additional strip but trim it down to the top of the jar after gluing.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 8

Repeat steps 2 through 7 for your second jar.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

These DIY birch bark bud vases are a super simple and sweet spring décor addition. As you can see, I chose to use fake flowers in mine. They can easily be used for fresh flowers too. When it is time to clean them, add a dab of soap and water to a baby bottle brush and carefully scrub the inside. Next, rinse out your brush and use the damp brush to rinse out the soap from your vase. Avoid getting the wood on the outside wet. Now are you ready to take your spring refresh to the next level? My friends and I are having a $380 spring giveaway to make it easier! Enter below for your chance to win.

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Meet the hosts of the Spring Giveaway

Erlene ~ My Pinterventures Shirley ~ Intelligent Domestications Carrie ~ Curly Crafty Mom Kati ~ Houseful of Handmade Amanda ~ The Kolb Corner Megan ~ C’mon Get Crafty Jennifer ~ Ever After in the Woods Roxanne ~ The Honeycomb Home Holly ~ Pink Fortitude Marie ~ DIY Adulation Erin ~ Suburban Simplicity Jenn ~ Loveland Lodge Michelle ~ Our Crafty Mom Donna ~ Two Chicks and A Mom Kim ~ Made In A Day Aleisha & Marie ~ Inspiration Vault Amy ~ My Life From Home Chelsea ~ The Johnsons Plus Dog Jeannee ~ Shepherds and Chardonnay Lynn ~ Back to the South Emily ~ Two Purple Couches

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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.
Can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams? Take heart. Hanging toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Hanging Toothbrush Organizers from Thrifted Frames

There is no law stating that organization has to be ugly or hidden. In fact, the more aesthetically pleasing your systems are the higher likelihood that you will use them. If your budget limits you from buying the Pottery Barn organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These hanging toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution. This month I’ve paired up again with a group of awesome and creative ladies to bring you the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. We create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild! 

Affiliate links may be used in this post. Ordering a product through these links may result in a commission. Read the full disclosure here.

 

Thrift Store DecorUpcycle Challenge 2

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Chelc| Inside the Fox Den     
Erlene | My Pinterventures     Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main    
Debra | Shoppe No. 5      Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    
Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    
Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things        
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Ann | Duct Tape and Denim     Sherry | Savvy Apron   

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

 

Find out how to make these toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames! Click To Tweet

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Materials

  • 2 5×7 Wooden Thrift Store Frames
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • 2 Metal Scrollwork Votive Holders
  • 1 Sheet Yellow Cardstock
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or E6000)

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 1

First, clean and disassemble your frames. Sand them if necessary.

Note:

  • I chose not to sand mine because there was no lacquer on the wood. If yours do, I recommend sanding.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 2

Set up a protected surface on which to work and paint your first coat of blue paint on your frames.

Step 3

Set the frames off to the side to dry. Next, clean the glass panes removed from the frames if you are using them.

Note:

  • I didn’t use the glass but, in the interest of full transparency, I had originally planned to. Unfortunately, I am the clumsiest woman alive. I tripped on the extremely flat floor of my office and busted one of the panes on the back of my desk chair. Since I didn’t have a replacement, I was forced to work with what I had. I still love how these turned out despite the absence of glass.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 4

Trace your cardboard inserts on your yellow cardstock.

Tip:

  • Trace each insert individually. Although both frames are 5×7, the fact that they are thrifted can mean size variations. Make your life easier by tracing each insert separately from the start.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 5

Cut your traced images out of the cardstock.

Note:

  • If using the glass panes, skip to step 10 now.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 6

Place a coat of Mod Podge onto your cardboard insert.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 7

Immediately set your matching yellow cut-out on top.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 8

Cover the top of the paper with another coat of Mod Podge to seal it. Allow it to dry.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 9

Repeat steps 6 through 8 for your second cardboard insert.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 10

Next, put a second coat of paint on your frames. Allow the paint to dry completely.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 11

Once your frames (and inserts) are dry reassemble them.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 12

Find the seam on one votive holder and run a line of hot glue down it.

 

Step 13

Next, attach the votive holder to the bottom center of the inside of your frame (where the picture would be).

Tips:

  • Working fast will allow you to slide the votive holder so that it is pressed against the inside bottom lip of the frame.
  • If you use electric toothbrushes instead of manual, use E6000 in place of the hot glue. This will create a stronger hold, allowing it to support the extra weight. Make sure that you allow the E6000 to dry for 24 hours before using your frames.

 

If you can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams, take heart. These toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

Step 14

Repeat step 13 with your second frame. Once every element is completely dry, hang on your bathroom wall and enjoy!

 

Can't afford the PB organizing systems of your dreams? Take heart. Hanging toothbrush organizers from thrifted frames are the perfect budget solution.

If you’re still looking for bathroom organization, check out this awesome upcycled bathroom organizer. Don’t forget to check out my friends before you go.


Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!


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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.
Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Upcycled Thrift Store Tray

It’s that time again! I’ve paired up today with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild! This month I’m bringing you this beautiful upcycled thrift store tray. You can check out last month’s challenge where I made this Bathroom Organizer as well as see everyone else’s awesome upcycles.

Meet the Hosts

Thrift Store DecorUpcycle Challenge

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures     Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5      Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea     Sherry | Savvy Apron     Stacy | Anastasia Vintage

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

 

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Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Materials

  • Thrift Store Tray
  • White Latex Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Drill
  • Fine Grit Sand Paper
  • Decorative Rope

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 1

Paint your entire tray with white latex paint.

Tip:

  • Because of the material of mine, I didn’t sand or prime it first. If you are using a tray made of a harder wood or one that is lacquered, you will want to do this first.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 2

Once your paint is dry, use your tray to measure out your contact paper. Remember that you want to make it smaller than the footprint of your tray so that it will fit on the inside of the tray.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 3

Pull back the edge of the backing on your contact paper (but do not completely remove it) and press the exposed edge of the paper to the inside of your tray. Smooth the rest onto your tray by peeling the backing off a little at a time and smoothing into place.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 4

Seal the bottom of your tray with Mod Podge.

Note:

  • I used the gloss version on this but it you are going for a different style, you may want to use Matte instead. It simply depends on your tastes.

Step 5

Using fine grit sandpaper, lightly sand the corners, edges, and sides of your tray to give it a distressed look.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 6

Drill 2 holes on either side of the tray roughly 3 inches apart. Make sure that the drill bit you choose makes a hole big enough for your rope to fit through.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 7

Thread your rope through the holes and knot each end.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Step 8

Trim off any excess at the end on the knots.

 

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

Gorgeous decor doesn't have to cost a fortune. This beautiful upcycled thrift store tray is perfect on your coffee table or as a serving tray for parties!

This upcycled thrift store tray turned out so much different than I expected but in the best way possible. There’s a really good chance that my family members are getting decorative trays for Christmas because I want to make more so bad! Before you go, don’t miss the projects from my fellow bloggers below. You can also find previous months’ hops on our Recycled Crafts page.


 

Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!


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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.