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!
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!
Here are the geniuses behind these DIY Tutorials. Make sure to check out each one!
Thrift Store Swap wooden blocks & wreath make over
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:
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!
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!
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.
I covered only two or three sides of each block with the different patterns and this is how they turned out!
You can see the distressed look and I’m loving it, especially when it happened to just turn out like that by itself.
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.
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.
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!
For the second wreath, I randomly twisted the fern leaves into the grapevine.
And #3 has them only on the bottom part!
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!
Now off to the other ladies to check out their awesome ideas!