Welcome to the Christmas edition of our Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge! I can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again… that makes me sooo happy. And not to mention this months theme “Thankful for friends gift swap“! Even happier! It’s all about gifts and we gave it a really fun twist. I’ll be showing you my DIY two tiered jewelry tray and I can’t wait to see the other ladies’ gifts!
We decided to give each other a gift this month! But our gift swap is not the usual kind. Due to the fact that we live quite far away from each other, on three different continents, we did not want to mail any items. It is very costly and not even sure if the items will be delivered on time. So this is what we came up with:
Between the five of us, we each shared three photos of items we had at home already, but needed a makeover or repurpose. Everyone voted for one of the three and the one with the most votes gets to be a Christmas gift to ourselves from our little tribe here. So much fun, right?? I love it!
Here are the three items to be repurposed that I shared with my ladies here: [sorry for the yellowish photo…it was kinda late at night and not the greatest light…]
And the winner was the lamp base! I had that lamp base lying around, well, stored away, but I still liked it, it just wasn’t working anymore. Well, ladies, Thank you so much for your lovely gift, I really treated myself with this and made a fun and cute two tiered jewelry tray out of it! And here’s how:
I also had these two baking tins, not to be used for baking though… You might remember the sign I made out of the bigger one around Valentine’s Day… well, now it was time to re-use it for this!
I painted the baking tins both with white chalky finish paint and let it dry.
I poked a hole through the middle of the bigger one. Don’t ask how… I tried a lot of things…at the end I used a bigger screwdriver and just hammered it into the tin, it’s not that hard and it opened up quite easily.
Turned around I added washi tape stripes to cover the not so pretty hole sides and also to give it a bit of a design… I love all white but I think this needed something else..
Then I took apart the lamp base. I first cut off the cord and took it out and then took off the base. I needed to get the round tin onto the longer part of the base.
And when I did it looked like this:
I then added the rest back on and the little tin on top. That one was easy because it had the hole in the middle already and I only had to sit it on the top of the base. I did secure both, the bottom and top tin, with clear silicone underneath just to be sure they won’t move and added that little hook to the top to fill the hole.
And this is how it looks now, with some jewelry and all of my most used items in it.
I added the last three of my mini baking tins to it as well, to keep the smaller things organized.
Well… what do you think of my DIY two tiered jewelry tray?? I think it was really a perfect gift to myself and I love the look and how I can keep all these little things I daily use very organized and handy!
But now to the other ladies gifts, I seriously can’t wait to see them!!
Happy Holidays and Happy Giving! Thank you for stopping by today!