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Thrift Store Swap wooden blocks & wreath make over

A while back, I got invited to participate in the Thrift Store Swap 4 !  And today is the day where” Thrift Store Swap wooden blocks & wreath make over ” is finally going live and I must tell ya I’m super excited and nervous and super excited!  Be advised: Photo overload coming up! LOL!

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Welcome to the 4th edition of the Thrift Store Swap!

If you are unfamiliar with this swap, organized by Lyn at MidMichiganMom, here are the basics: 14 crafty bloggers commit to buying and repurposing 2 thrift store items. For this edition, one item must be a wreath and both items must cost under $10. Sounds easy right? There’s a catch…they are not buying for themselves! Each blogger is surprised with what they must repurpose. So what happens when the unknown challenges 14 crafty ladies?

You get some out of the box tutorials!

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Here are the geniuses behind these DIY Tutorials. Make sure to check out each one!

Happily Ever After Etc.

 What Treasures Await

Made in a Day

 Sequins in the South

My Pinterventures 

Mid Michigan Mom 

 C’mon, Get Crafty

Redo It Yourself Inspirations

DIY Just Cuz

5 Kids, a Dog and a Blog

The Small Stuff Counts

One Crazy Ride

Crazy Organized 

 

Thrift Store Swap wooden blocks & wreath make over

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In this Thrift Store Swap the theme is SPRING and one of the items had to be a wreath or something wreath~like, the other item a surprise! So, I sent my package to Betsy from Happily Ever After Etc. and I can’t wait to see what she did with it!!! I received a package with my items from Lyn at Mid Michigan Mom and today I’ll be showing you what I did with them!!

This is what she sent me: 

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I opened my package and found 7 small, wooden blocks and a grapevine wreath in it. The blocks had letters and apples printed on them. Both items are great to make over and this one was an easy thing! 

                The wooden Blocks:

What I did first, was paint them all with light grey paint. I just brushed the paint on very lightly and didn’t even need to distress them much after, as the wood was untreated and uneven as well. Perfect! 

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A while ago, I brought home some tribal style scrap booking rub~on tattoos. I didn’t really have an idea of what I wanted to do with them at the time, but now I knew just where they were going to end up! 

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I cut them in to small pieces so that they’d fit on each block. All I had to do was rub them onto the wood with my finger and then peel off the paper.

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I covered only two or three sides of each block with the different patterns and this is how they turned out!

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You can see the distressed look and I’m loving it, especially when it happened to just turn out like that by itself. 

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                      The wreath:

The wreath is a grapevine wreath, a great piece to add some personality to! I started to take out all the dry leaves that were stuck in it and then divided the wreath into three thinner wreaths.

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I had purchased this faux fern not too long ago and now it was perfect for my wreaths! The fern leaves came easily off of the stems and even had little holes at the ends. I poked thin wire through those little holes to be able to attach them better to my wreaths.

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I also made a little garland with some of the fern leaves, just twisting the wire around the ends and then hang the garland across the first wreath. Just simple and plain like this, but I really love it this way!

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For the second wreath, I randomly twisted the fern leaves into the grapevine. 

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And #3 has them only on the bottom part! 

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They are all different but look so nice together! I love the simplicity of it and this was such a fun make over! 

Thanks for visiting the blog today! I appreciate it so much! 

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Now off to the other ladies to check out their awesome ideas! 

 

 

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    Christin
    16/05/2016 at 16:06

    I love the gold tribal tattoos. Where did you find them? Where they gold like that already? Very cool!
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      Katrin
      16/05/2016 at 22:48

      I found them at the spanish dollar store and yes, they were gold already! Thanks so much Christin!

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    Nikki
    15/05/2016 at 18:45

    What a fun idea! And really cool that there are bloggers involved from all over. I love to see the different ideas and styles, you are all so creative.

    I love your style. So clean and effortless, but gorgeous. The blocks turned out so cool, so you! And they look really great either piled up or spilled in your tray!

    The wreaths just scream spring and fresh. I love that you took it apart and created 3 separate pieces and that they are all different but similar! Love each and every item!
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      Katrin
      16/05/2016 at 07:42

      Nikki, it was the first time that I participated in something like this and I loved it! So much fun really! I’m loving the endless decor possibilities with these items! Thanks for the visit friend 😉

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    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
    14/05/2016 at 01:05

    The blocks are so cool! I’d love to display something like that in my home. I’m gonna have to keep my eye out for wooden blocks now! And I love what you did with the wreaths! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!
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      Katrin
      14/05/2016 at 09:21

      Thanks so much Chelc! They were both really fun and easy projects….I’m happy you like them!

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    Funky Junk Interiors - Donna
    13/05/2016 at 23:26

    Oh, how amazing! The blocks are so cool, but you had me at those beautiful wreaths! I am now in urgent need of a few faux plants!

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      Katrin
      14/05/2016 at 09:20

      Thanks so much Donna! I didn’t think I’d like faux plants until I realized how easy and carefree they are to have… lol, love that cause I am really bad with real ones 😉 The blocks were fun and quick too!

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    Beverly
    13/05/2016 at 20:50

    I love the makeovers you gave to the blocks and wreath. Now, I want to find some of those rub on tattoos. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.
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      Katrin
      13/05/2016 at 21:32

      Thank you Beverly! I found those by accidend at the spanish dollar store [which are the greatest finds sometimes, right?]

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    Denise/DIY Crush
    12/05/2016 at 00:35

    Those blocks are beautiful!! Love the gold accents! Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! Would love to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.

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      Katrin
      12/05/2016 at 07:48

      Thanks for visiting Denise!

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    Meg
    11/05/2016 at 20:54

    Beautiful! I’m in LOVE with the gold/arrows and the wreaths are just perfectly simple, too!

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      Katrin
      11/05/2016 at 21:49

      Thanks so much Meg!!!

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    Debbie
    11/05/2016 at 12:59

    Hi Katrin, those wooden blocks turned out perfectly. I love the distressed look and the gold transfers show up nicely on them. The plain wreaths would look nice as an outdoor decoration as they are nice and natural.

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      Katrin
      11/05/2016 at 14:30

      Hi Debbie! thank you very much for the compliment! Yes, great idea to have them outside as well! That would look great I think! 🙂

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    11/05/2016 at 11:21

    I lOVE the wood blocks, Katrin. The distressed look and the patterns are perfect. The wreaths turned out great as well. What a fun swap!
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      Katrin
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      Thanks so much Julia!!! I love the tribal look and these tattoos were really great to use for them! 🙂

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    Marjan
    11/05/2016 at 04:08

    What an awesome project, love the way the blocks turned out. And such a great idea to make 3 wreaths instead of on big one, I really like how they turned out.

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      Katrin
      11/05/2016 at 10:29

      Thank you very much Marjan! The swap was fun and I loved the make overs!

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    LZ Cathcart@ The Summery Umbrella
    11/05/2016 at 02:47

    Gorgeous!! Such amazing makeovers for both of these items. I would have never guessed they were from the thrift store 🙂

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      Katrin
      11/05/2016 at 10:28

      Thank you so much! It was super fun to give these guys a lift~up!

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    Laurie
    10/05/2016 at 02:26

    What a super fun Swap! Separating the wreath was an amazing idea and I also love the simplicity of the looks you created with the fern. Beautiful. But, I have to say I’m in love with those blocks! I have never seen scrap book tattoos before. Gonna have to look for some! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Awesome job Katrin!

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      Katrin
      10/05/2016 at 07:41

      Thanks so much Laurie! You’re so sweet to say that! Those blocks were fun and those scrapbook tattoos too! I think they were meant to be on the blocks 🙂

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    Celeste
    09/05/2016 at 17:35

    This is so awesome the way you can take simple items from a thrift store no dough and make them look as if you spent much more for them.
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      Katrin
      09/05/2016 at 21:30

      Thanks Celeste! Yes, this swap was super fun and I loved the challenge!

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    Jenna
    08/05/2016 at 19:11

    Great makeovers! What a fun challenge, I really love what you did with the blocks!

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      Katrin
      08/05/2016 at 22:27

      Thanks so much Jenna!! Happy you like them!! 🙂

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    Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey
    07/05/2016 at 22:11

    Wow, those blocks look great. They remind me of artifacts from an ancient civilization. Really cook. I saw your link at Sweet Inspiration link party.

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      Katrin
      08/05/2016 at 08:59

      Hi Ann Marie! Thanks so much! I’m glad you like the blocks! They were fun to make over for sure! I’m hosting Sweet Inspiration as well, I’m glad you linked up 🙂 have a lovely day!

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    Michelle
    07/05/2016 at 18:30

    Hi, Katrin – both your makeovers are awesome!!! The blocks are so chic, I would display them all year. The division of the wreath – genius!

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      Katrin
      07/05/2016 at 20:55

      Aww, Thanks so much Michelle! I’m super happy you like it!

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    Michelle Marttila - Happy Heart™
    06/05/2016 at 15:46

    Love the simple beauty of the wreaths…actually thought it was real ferns at first!!! Very cool blocks!
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      Katrin
      06/05/2016 at 17:13

      Thanks so much Michelle! It does look pretty real, hey?

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    Ilka
    06/05/2016 at 14:01

    Katrin! The blocks are just FABULOUS! I love this so much. What a beautiful DIY home decor idea! The wreath is super sweet, too. I love simple designs like this!
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      Katrin
      06/05/2016 at 14:11

      Ilka, Thanks, that’s so sweet of you to say! 🙂 I also quite like how they turned out!

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    Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc.
    06/05/2016 at 06:59

    I love those little blocks! They turned out perfectly distressed… which is something I’m really bad at! Plus I love your idea to separate the wreath into three smaller wreaths! Genius!
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      Katrin
      06/05/2016 at 07:35

      Thanks so much Betsy! I’m so happy you like this! 🙂

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    Keri
    06/05/2016 at 01:19

    Katrin, what a fun group to be part of!! You did an amazing job on what was sent to you! Love those blocks!! I’m going to be on the lookout for cool tattoos now; why didn’t I think to use them for craft appliques like you did? You’re so creative!! Those wreaths are awesome! You got a 3 in 1 and I love how you embellished them with fern leaves! I can’t wait to see the next thrift store swap!
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      Katrin
      06/05/2016 at 07:33

      Thanks so much friend! It’s lots of fun to do this, and I could really do this more often! The tattoos are great, hey? Am looking for more now too!

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    Erlene
    05/05/2016 at 23:07

    The three wreaths look great together and would make a great wall grouping. I also love the block makeovers too. You inspired me to pick up some of those body tattoos for similar projects.

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      Katrin
      06/05/2016 at 07:32

      Thanks so much Erlene! Yes, these tattoos are great for crafts 😉

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    Lindsay
    05/05/2016 at 19:40

    LOVE what you did with the wreath! I’m obsessed with that looks of some twigs and some leaves showing through. So so so cool! Could work year round (which I totally love!)
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      Katrin
      05/05/2016 at 19:53

      Thanks Lindsay! I love it simple and yes, if if goes all year round even better, hey?

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    Christine
    05/05/2016 at 18:22

    super super cute Karin, as always!!! so creative!
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      Katrin
      05/05/2016 at 19:15

      Thanks Christine! Danke! 🙂

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    Lyn@MidMichiganMom
    05/05/2016 at 18:18

    Katrin, your wreath and block makeovers turned out so charming! The wreaths are simple yet clean and lovely. The blocks seem to light up the room ( a huge improvement to what they were previously). I am in love with the blocks by the way. I cannot believe the patterns are rub on tattoos. Wow! Thank you for joining me in the Thrift Store Swap. We were so lucky to have you. =)

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      Katrin
      05/05/2016 at 19:16

      Thanks so much Lyn! I’m loving those blocks as well. The wreaths were fun too and I’m super excited to be part of the Swap! Thank you for having me in it! 🙂

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    05/05/2016 at 15:39

    Katrin this is such a cool swap. I love what you did with your surprises. The blocks are so pretty, in fact pretty enough to stand on their own as decorations. And the wreaths are ethereal and simple, just like you like them (and I do too)! I’m going to go and check out what the other bloggers did with their surprises. So much fun!!

    !
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      Katrin
      05/05/2016 at 15:47

      Hi Mary! So much fun! I really liked getting a package and then having to think of a way to make it all look prettier, lol!

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    sherry
    05/05/2016 at 15:32

    I love what you have done with your items. The blocks are so cute!
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      Katrin
      05/05/2016 at 15:46

      Thanks Sherry! I’m really happy about how they turned out! 🙂

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