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

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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!


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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.
Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

10 Fantastic Furniture Makeovers to Steal + Merry Monday Link Party 141

When you start planning for your spring cleaning you also start longing to update your furniture. I mean, you’re refreshing your whole house so it only seems right that your furniture reflects all of that work. Unfortunately, your budget has other plans. There’s good news for your style and your budget. You can update the furniture that you already own and make it shine like new. It saves you money while still allowing you to update your home style. Get started with these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

 

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Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Balayage Inspired Painted Media Console (Carrie at Thirty Eighth Street)

Add some old-world charm to your home with this media console makeover. It is gorgeous!

 

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Redoing a Vintage Sewing Cabinet (Robin at Redo It Yourself)

I firmly believe that you are more likely to utilize organizational tools and systems that are pretty. This vintage sewing cabinet makeover will have you actually wanting to put your tools away.

 

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IKEA Moppe Hack Apothecary Cabinet (Marie at The Interior Frugalista)

Is anyone else in love with apothecary cabinets? Make your own for a fraction of the price with the awesome IKEA hack!

 

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Bentwood Pedestal Cafe Table (Marie at The Interior Frugalista)

This adorable café table is perfect inside or outside of your home. The color is fun and cheery but the entire piece remains sophisticated.

 

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DIY Card Catalog IKEA Hack (Roxanna at The Honeycomb Home)

Speaking of IKEA hacks, why not make some more beautiful storage but turning it into a card catalog piece. Again, you’ll want to store all of your stuff correctly when you have a fantastic piece like this to put it in!

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Farmhouse Shelving Unit (Candace at She’s Crafty)

I love how simply adding wooden shelves to a metal shelving unit can turn it into a gorgeous farmhouse style piece. Find out how easy it is to make this Farmhouse Shelving Unit!

 

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DIY Crate Storage Unit (Ashley at Cherished Bliss)

Talk about love! This DIY crate storage unit could be used in so many rooms, in so many ways. It is perfect to help you organize after your spring cleaning.

 

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How to Recover a Garage Sale Bench in Fur (Jennifer at The Magic Brush)

For a style that is more glam you can’t beat this gorgeous bench makeover. The fur add luxury and style to glam up your décor.

 

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Farmhouse Table Makeover (Taryn at Design Dining Diapers)

This transformation is astounding! To take such a traditional table and turn it into a gorgeous farmhouse piece is so smart. Find out how easy it is at Design Dining Diapers.

 

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French Blue Dresser Makeover (Lauren at Bless’er House)

This dresser makeover is gorgeous. Display your new piece literally anywhere in your home for an instant style upgrade.

 

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Now that you’ve seen 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal which one will you choose? These makeovers can help you get more organized, add some much needed color, or just update your décor. I am so excited to start my spring cleaning this year (I’m crazy, I know) and get rid of all of the “stuff” bogging us down. A fresh, clean home definitely deserves some awesome furniture updates. Now, let’s get on to the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

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Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from the previous party for a themed feature round-up for the Merry Monday party. For next week’s party, we’re looking to feature:

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  • Cleaning tips
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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.
If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

How to Add Pops of Color to Your Winter Décor

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Snow is finally hitting our area and it seems to be trying to make up for lost time. While it is beautiful, the monochrome landscape isn’t doing much for my mood. Instead of twiddling my thumbs waiting for spring to arrive I’m getting proactive. If you are suffering from the winter blues too, bring the color inside your home. To help you get started, I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. It’s easier than you might think!

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If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are an easy way to add pops of color to your décor. You can find them in thousands of colors and styles to fit your décor and your mood. I love this family rules pillow from Shutterfly! Personalize it with your family name and throw it in a comfy chair. You have just created a bright and cheerful reading nook to relax in! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Mantel

Don’t forget to dress up your mantel, too. This is one of the easiest areas of your home to add some color to. Be creative when choosing items and layer sizes to create visual interest. Here are some awesome ideas for what to add to your mantel:

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Paintings/Pictures – Your child’s artwork can totally be utilized as mantel décor. Throw it in a frame and display it proudly. Your kids will love being included in your decorating!

Toys – I collect unique and nerdy toys that absolutely deserved to be displayed. I don’t recommend using your kids’ toys because they will likely try to scale your fireplace to play with them.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Candles – These are another super easy way to add color to your décor. Up your décor personalization with colorful candles that display family photos. The awesome ones in the photos came from Shutterfly and are beautiful. They also smell incredible which makes me one happy momma.

Fabric – You can totally swag some colorful fabric across your mantel and then add your décor pieces on top. This adds additional depth and color to your home instantly.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Bookshelves

Bookshelves aren’t just for books! Even if your shelves are packed to the brim with books, like mine, you can add some pops of color. Add some colorful toys or trinkets in front of your books. For some reason our family has an excess of fun banks. These make fantastic decorative pieces.

Tip:

  • Don’t overload your shelves or they will look cluttered. Stick with 2-3 items per shelf grouped in a corner.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Wall Art

This is another fast and easy way to add some color to your winter décor. You can purchase your favorite family photo on a canvas from Shutterfly to display on your wall year-round. You can also make your artwork like this DIY Family Wall Art. Either way, you’ll have some gorgeous, colorful accents for your wall.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Brighten up your winter with these tips to add pops of color to your winter décor! Shutterfly makes it so easy by making custom pieces designed by you that are delivered right to your door. Open the package, toss into place in your home, and you’re done. It’s the perfect easy solution for busy moms. Don’t forget to utilize what you have in new ways too. Don’t limit your décor to traditional items. Get creative and see what you can re-imagine. What is your favorite way to add color to your winter décor? Let me know in the comments!

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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.


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 unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Unique DIY Wedding Guest Book

Weddings are expensive. Even when you DIY everything you are still looking at a hefty chunk of change. Add to that the fact that you want your wedding to be unique and special and it can seem like an impossible task. Last year I had the awesome privilege of being a part of some of my best friends’ wedding. I helped them with decorations, photos, and the inevitable emergencies that crop up on the big day. One of my favorite projects from the wedding was this unique DIY wedding guest book.

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This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Materials

 

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from your canvas.

Step 2

Place your wall sticker in the center of your canvas.

Tip:

  • The adhesive on these probably won’t be strong enough to keep it in place, especially once guests start signing it. Make it stronger by applying Mod Podge to the back before attaching it to the canvas.

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Step 3

Allow Mod Podge to dry completely.

Step 4

Have guests sign your canvas during the wedding with Sharpie markers.

Tip:

  • Easily make this match your décor by choosing coordinated marker colors.

 

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Step 5

After the wedding, seal your entire canvas with Mod Podge and allow it to dry completely.

 

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

This unique DIY wedding guest book becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come. The best part is that you can change the style by simply changing the wall sticker and colors. I already had the canvas for this project so it literally only cost me a dollar! Even if you have to buy the canvas you are still only looking at a few bucks to create a unique wedding memento that will last forever. That is much less than a traditional guest book would cost you. Be honest, how often would you open your guest book to look at the signatures anyway? Mine went in a box after the wedding and I never looked at it again. Don’t let that happen to you. Save your money and enjoy your special day long after it ends.

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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.
Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

DIY Autumn Thankful Wreath

November means a lot of things to people. Some look forward to the weather finally turning crisp or the beautiful colors across the scenery. Traditions and giving are also big themes for this time of year. If you read Creating Your Future November Goals then you know that one of my main goals for this month is increasing my thankfulness. Even if you have a grateful heart, sometimes we lose sight of how much we have to be thankful for every day. That is why it is important to be mindful about increasing your thankfulness. The main strategy for doing this is to write down 3 things each day that you are thankful for. You can extend this practice with your family by making this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. It is an easy way to decorate for Thanksgiving while exercising continued thankfulness together.

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Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

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Materials

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 1

Remove all packaging from your wreath.

Step 2

Cut a length of ribbon that is 24 inches long.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 3

Fold the ribbon in half and knot the loose ends about 8 inches from the bottom.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 4

Wrap around the top of the wreath and pull the folded end through the knotted end. Pull tight to secure.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 5

Tie the dangling ends into a bow. Trim the bottoms and fold the ends behind. See picture for reference.

Tip:

  • You can secure your bow to your wreath using 2 dressmaker’s pins.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 6

Attach your faux autumn leaves with your pins to cover your wreath.

Note:

  • I love the natural look of the straw so I chose not to cover it completely. This is totally optional.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 7

Cut out 5-10 leaves in each color from your paper pack. Use the leaf button on the “Stretch Your Imagination” cartridge (not ‘leaf-s’).

Tips:

  • Change up the sizes to add visual interest to your wreath. I used 3 inches and 4 inches.
  • Save time and use the ‘auto-fill’ feature to cut out as many leaves as will fit on one page.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 8

Have your family fill out the leaves with what they are thankful for using the metallic Sharpies.

Tip:

  • Let your little non-writers get involved by having them dictate what they are thankful for to you.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 9

Attach your thankful leaves to your wreath with your dressmaker’s pins.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

This is an easy way to decorate for Thanksgiving. Create an environment of thankfulness with gorgeous décor. Take the opportunity to make a family night out of making this wreath. It’s good for your kids to hear what you are thankful for. Even better, you might be surprised to hear what your little ones are thankful for. (Case-in-point: my 4 year old is thankful for her Twilight Sparkle Pony from Build-a-Bear. She cracks me up!)

Want to take this décor a step further? Use some of the paper leaves as place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. As the meal winds down, ask guests to write down what they are thankful for. Have the guests add their thankful leaves to your wreath before they go. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition guests look forward to each year!

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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 gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

DIY Home and Heart Cutting Board

Do you set a Christmas budget each year? Last year I set a Christmas gift budget of $500 for almost 30 people. When all was said and done, I actually did even better, coming in at $487.39! This isn’t because I utilized gift cards earned from Swagbucks or Mpoints. It was because of careful budgeting, smart shopping, and DIY gifts like this DIY home and heart cutting board. Those are the ways to have a budget Christmas without the remorse at New Years.

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Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

 

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Materials

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from your cutting board.

Tip:

  • If there are stickers on it, you want to make sure you get all of the sticky off. Use soap and water if you need to.

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 2

Print out the “Home and Heart” printable.

Tip:

  • Save on ink and print this with the ‘quick print’ or ‘draft’ option if you have it. You just need to see the letters are enough to trace them.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 3

Color over the back of your paper where the words are.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 4

Place the paper phrase so that it is centered on the cutting board, pencil-side down.

Tip:

  • You may want to cut out the design so that it is easier to center.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 5

Trace over the letters with your pencil to transfer the design onto the cutting board.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 6

Burn the traced design into the wood using the rounded tip attachment for your wood burner.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 7

Thread your leather cord through the hole in the handle of your cutting board.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Step 8

Tie a knot in the cord and trim the excess.

Note:

  • I left 3-4 inches of excess to add a little bit of decoration to it. This is totally optional.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

 

This is a seriously easy gift to make for Christmas or even as a wedding present. It comes together quickly and I already had all of the materials except the cutting board so it is inexpensive as well. That makes it perfect in my book. Feel free to change it up, too.

  • You can try out different designs and sayings.
  • You can also personalize it with the family’s name to make it even more special.
  • Attach a different style of cord or ribbon to hang it from.

 

Looking for an easy gift idea (or just some personalized decor for your kitchen)? This DIY home and heart cutting board is exactly what you need!

Before you start making your gifts it is important to create a written budget. Even when you DIY your gifts, you are still spending money and you want to keep track of that money. You can get a free copy of the exact gift budget I use in the VIP Library of Resources. It is the number one tool to keep your holiday spending on track.

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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.
It's the perfect time of year to update your master. Easily create the retreat of your dreams with this free downloadable master bedroom update checklist!

Free Master Bedroom Update Checklist

Have you started turning your bedroom into an oasis yet? Now is the perfect time to get it done. The kids are into their school routine and the holidays are not yet upon us. If you missed where to start, here’s the tip to create a designer bedroom effortlessly. Next, it is time to start checking off the rest of the master bedroom update checklist. To make it easier you can find a free downloadable checklist below. You can also check back and see how our master update is coming along. Now you’ll have nothing holding you back from creating the master bedroom retreat of your dreams.

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It's the perfect time of year to update your master. Easily create the retreat of your dreams with this free downloadable master bedroom update checklist!

Master Bedroom Update Checklist

Bedding Set

The very first step in updating your master bedroom is to choose your bedding set. You can find out why this is important and tips for choosing it here.

Paint Color

You need to choose your paint color next. You need to know your wall colors before you can choose other aspects of your décor. (Find out more about picking your paint colors below.)

Furniture Style and Color

Your furniture style is not as important as your furniture color. You can get away with mismatched furniture if you paint all of the pieces the same color. You can also easily update hardware to match as well.

Layout

Next choose your bedroom layout. You may not think this is important but things such as bed placement and side tables are crucial to opening up your room. They also contribute to the overall feel (and subsequently the effective relaxation) of your bedroom.

Curtains

Once you know the above details you can choose your curtains. To make your decision easier, take a pillow sham from your bedding set to the store with you. This will allow you to match the curtains seamlessly with your décor.

Lighting

Choosing your lighting does not just mean picking out lamps. While this is important, it is equally important to choose the type of lighting. If you want ambient lighting then darker/thicker shades should be chosen. Task lighting should be added if you enjoy reading in bed. Consider how you will use your bedroom outside of sleep when selecting lighting.

Organization

You have to plan your organization. Implement systems that make sense for you. Don’t forget to organize more than your clothes. Do you need to charge your electronics at night? Do you keep books by your bedside table? These are all areas that need to be accounted for organizationally.

Accessories

This is where things start getting fun! Choose accessories to up the aesthetics in your room. Accessories are a great way to add pops of color to your bedroom. Choose items that are beautiful and make you smile. Bonus points if you can make the accessories functional beauty as well.

Little Details

These are the things that might get overlooked. The switch plates, your closet doors, and more are all small ways to personalize your bedroom. Add sliding barn doors to your closet for a rustic touch. Paint your switch plates. Put a full-length mirror over your bedroom door.

Finishing Touches

Once you’ve done all of the above it is time to add the finishing touches to your master bedroom oasis. Arrange a throw on your bed. Clean everything and include washing the windows, vacuum the floor, and dust. When you’ve finished take a look at your new bedroom and bask.

 

It's the perfect time of year to update your master. Easily create the retreat of your dreams with this free downloadable master bedroom update checklist!

How to Pick Your Paint Colors

Before choosing your paint colors you need to pick your bedding set. From there you can use the colors of your bedding set to select coordinating colors. Even if you choose a plain, cream colored bed set it gives you a jumping point for choosing your paint colors. Think of it like a Venn diagram. Choose a neutral color, a primary color, and an accent color. See the photo below for reference.

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Notes:

  • The ideas listed in each section are options. If you choose neutral as your wall color the idea is to choose a different component for your primary.
  • The term “primary” here refers to your primary color choice not necessarily a primary color (red, yellow, and blue).
  • Your accent color can be used on all of the listed elements or less at your discretion.
  • The “pop” sections are the colors you sparingly use such as in a single piece of art or on little details (from the checklist).

 

It's the perfect time of year to update your master. Easily create the retreat of your dreams with this free downloadable master bedroom update checklist!

It's the perfect time of year to update your master. Easily create the retreat of your dreams with this free downloadable master bedroom update checklist!

I chose an Ecru for our walls because of the bright and diverse colors in the comforter (which has arrived, yay). This allows me to choose bright and colorful accessories for the room as well. I look forward to sharing the awesome finds I come across when we get to that step. Before you go, make sure you download your free master bedroom update checklist. Next, get some inspiration and ideas on the Home Décor page to start dreaming up your dream master!

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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.
Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Easy Foiled Family Wall Art

Home improvement doesn’t always need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. You can improve your space with some paint, by rearranging furniture, or by updating your wall art. Big changes are coming to our home some of which have already started, like the master bedroom, and some still being planned. The living room is the next big project after the bedroom and it all revolves around this DIY easy foiled family wall art. You can make your own to inspire you to revamp your living room, too!

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Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

 

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Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Materials

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 1

Remove the packaging from your canvas.

Step 2

Mix some red and white paint together until you get your desired color of pink. I went for a gorgeous hot pink but you can choose what shade fits your style.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 3

Cover your entire canvas thickly with the pink paint. Do not let dry before moving on to the next steps.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 4

Immediately add some drops of white paint at random places on your canvas and brush into streaks.

Tip:

  • Do not over-brush it or it will blend with the pink paint.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 5

Next, add yellow to your pink paint (not on your canvas) and mix to get an orange shade.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 6

Dip your brush into the orange paint and carefully add orange streaks randomly to your painting.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 7

Put 2-3 dots of red paint onto your canvas and streak it as you did with the white paint in step 4.

Step 8

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Tip:

  • This will take a few hours because of the thick amounts of paint added. I recommend allowing your canvas to dry overnight.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

 

Step 9

After your painting has dried, add your foil adhesive in random streaks across your canvas.

Note:

  • Do not cover the entire canvas.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 10

Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky (roughly 2-3 minutes).

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 11

Place foil pieces over the adhesive streaks.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 12

Press foil gently in place using a dry paint brush. Let site for a minute or two.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 13

Again, gently, brush the excess foil off of your canvas with the dry paint brush.

Tip:

  • This will be messy so I recommend doing it on a surface covered with newspaper to make cleanup easier.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 14

Next, brush the foil sealant over the foil.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 15

Allow the sealant to dry.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 16

Add your letter “M” to the center of your painting.

Tip:

  • If you have trouble getting it to stick, add some Mod Podge to the back of it before attaching.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 17

Add the rest of your letters one at a time, working out from the “M”. Allow Mod Podge to dry if using it to adhere your letters.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 18 (Optional)

Add a sealing coat of Mod Podge to your entire canvas.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Your wall art is finished as soon as your sealing coat is dry. If you would like, you can cover the edges of your canvas with paint. You can also get it framed to finish it off. I like the raw edges of the canvas and intend to keep it that way. As always, do what fits your style. You can also find more DIY ideas to improve your space on the Home Décor page!

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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.
It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

DIY Literary Mirror

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Each month my blogging friends and I team up with a group of talented ladies to bring you creative projects from thrift store finds. 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! This month, I chose to make this awesome DIY literary mirror. It is a gorgeous piece of décor exclusively to make me smile. I hope yours brings you the same smile each time you look at it!

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It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

 

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     Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek

Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Sherry | Savvy Apron

Ann | Duct Tape and Denim     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars

Megan | C’mon Get Crafty     Jennifer | Hydrangea Hippo

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


It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

 

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It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Materials

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 1

Cover the edges of your mirror with painter’s tape.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Tip:

  • Don’t try to use 1 long strip of tape if your mirror is rounded. Instead use smaller strips and gradually work your way around the inside.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 2

Set your mirror aside and tear multiple pages out of your book.

 

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Step 3

Rip the torn pages into small pieces. See the picture above for reference.

 

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Step 4

Coat a small section of your mirror frame with a generous coat of Mod Podge.

 

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Step 5

Place pieces of book pages over the Mod Podge.

 

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It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 6

Dip your finger in the water and smooth of the top of the pages to form them to the shape of your frame.

Tip:

  • This may take a few passes with water depending on how thick your book pages are.

 

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Step 7

Continue steps 5 and 6 until your mirror frame is completely covered.

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Tip:

  • This might be trickier on more ornate frames like the top of mine.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 8

Allow your frame to dry completely.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

 

Step 9

Once your mirror is dry, turn it over. Adhere the edges of paper hanging over to the back of the mirror with water and Mod Podge as you did above.

 

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Step 10

Allow the back to dry.

 

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It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

Step 11

Turn the mirror back over. Coat the entire frame with a final coat of Mod Podge.

Step 12

Allow final coat to dry.

 

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Step 13

With a box cutter, carefully trim the inner excess pages. See the picture for reference.

 

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Step 14

Pull off the tape and trimmed excess.

Tip:

  • If you cut through the tape with the box cutter, use the tip of it to peel the small strips of tape left.

 

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Step 15

Clean your mirror.

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Note:

  • As you can see, mine got pretty messy. I went over it with a Clorox wipe to get the big areas of dried Mod Podge off. Next I went over the entire mirrored surface again with Windex.

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

I love how this turned out! Book décor is always a fantastic idea in my very nerdy opinion. This DIY literary mirror fits perfectly in my new Alice in Wonderland nook along with the Moss Bunny Wall Art. The pictures below are the best I could get of my nook at the end of our hallway (which aren’t great, but you can see me. Hi!). The pictures above are the ones for you to get a better look of the finished mirror. Before you go, check out the awesome projects from my friends below!

 

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.

It is time again for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! This month, get the tutorial to make this awesome DIY literary mirror.


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.