Hey y’all, hey! I found some great items while thrifting recently, and made some pretty spring decor pieces. Thrifting is always a treasure hunt, but sometimes you get there when things are discounted, and that wreath and heart pan were half price! Follow along here on the blog or check out the video below for all the fun!
Dollar Tree: Scalloped tray, craft sticks, school glue, pink fabric (fat quarter)
Amazon: Sanding sponge Click here to check out my crafting essentials (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Stash: Lace, raffia
Thrifted: tart pans, fabric, heart shaped cookie pan, wreath
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: Letterpress Gray, White Swan
Let’s make it!
We’re going to start with the little heart tray.
I made a centerpiece out of craft sticks for the surface.
I painted my Waverly Antique Wax (you can use any dark paint) into the corners and on the edges.
Next, I used Letterpress Gray to fill in the unpainted places.
The original plan was to give the whole tray the crackle finish, but I really love the gray, so I decided to just to do the centerpiece.
I painted more gray followed by more Waverly in the corners and edges. Then I spritzed it down with water and wiped it with a paper towel. Next, I sanded it a bit to rough it up a bit more.
This is how it looks when finished painting. We’re going for rustic, y’all!
I painted the centerpiece just like the tray; brown then gray.
And now for the crackle finish! (Click here to see the blog post with the how to info!)
I put school glue on it (any brand will do), and y’all will want to spread your glue out (I totally forgot to, but there’s a fix coming). Then paint on your top coat (mine is White Swan), then dry it and watch it crackle.
To fix the part where I didn’t spread out the glue, I used my scraper to rough up the finish, then cut into the slats so they would show. The heart will cover any of the leftover boo-boos!
I glued a strip of fabric to the centerpiece, then glued the center to the tray.
I used two strips of fabric for the hanger, twisted them (I had to hot glue them to keep the twisted part) and topped them with a piece of craft stick.
I put a little gray on the tart pan, so now it looks a bit antique.
This next project is so stinkin’ easy, y’all!
I just layered my fabric and lace, then put it around my wreath, and hot glued it on the back. Next, I just tied it at the top for a hanger.
I made a bow with the same fabric and lace, and added a little raffia.
Then I put a dot of hot glue on the bottom to keep the wreath from moving.
And here we are! A two-fer from mostly thrifted items!
I hope you enjoyed these crafts and you are inspired to get crafty too! Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite. I appreciate each and every one of you!
Thanks for stopping by,