I also have a guest for you here. You may know I love me some Goodwill, and consider myself a semi-professional thrifter ;) In light of our Merry Meaningful Christmas, I want to encourage you in thrifty and creative holiday purchases. Be sure to see some of my thrifty-gifting tips at the end of the post. But first, please welcome my new blog friend (I’ll let her introduce herself :))
Hi, friends! I’m Kendra and I’m visiting from The Good Life, where I blog about my Goodwill treasures, fashion finds, diy projects, and tutorials.
I’m so happy to be here! I love Lauren’s blog and I’m excited to share my project with you.
Today, I’m going to talk about re-purposing Goodwill art. Christmas is just around the corner and I’m a big fan of diy gifts. When I popped in Goodwill the other day and saw this art painted on a piece of wood, I knew it was the perfect candidate for a little face lift.
It’s not that I have anything against rejoicing–I could never be grateful enough for all the Lord has done for us–it just wasn’t my style.
I started by spray painting the mid section with a pale jade.
Once it dried, I placed a sticker of a bird in the center…
…and spray painted it metallic silver. Birds, jade, metallic. #SoFestive #NowYouKnowMyStyle
I let it dry overnight, and then I carefully peeled back the sticker. Surprise! I’m so happy with the way it turned out!
During Christmas, I think it would look great on a mantle, layered with a wreath and some candles or votives in mason jars. After Christmas, I could definitely see this grouped with other pictures and art in a collage on the wall. Quick, easy, and this project cost less than $3.00!
Lauren, thank you so much for having me! Have a merry Christmas!
Enjoying the Good Life,
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Thanks for sharing a fun Goodwill gift idea, Kendra! Isn’t it crazy what you can do with a thrifted find? I know some are skeptical about shopping second hand, and especially for gifts. Here are a few more tips and gift ideas for thrifty-gift-giving this Christmas, another way you can spend less in order to give more.
Creative Gift Packaging Ideas Made from Goodwill Items by Amy Clark, Goodwill Tips
DIY T-Shirt Necklaces – Make from thrift-store t-shirts for a gift under $5
DIY Monogrammed Mugs, Using Goodwill mugs, by DesignMom
A Repurposed Christmas Story, James M. via [AC]
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Have you ever thrifted a gift? Does it weird you out? If you are a thrifter, what is your favorite upcycled or Goodwill/thrift store gift idea?