It’s a New Year and a new Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We took a few months off for the holidays, but we are back to show you more upcycled thrift ideas! This time we have joined forces with even more bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get those wheels spinning.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Ali | Home Crafts by Ali Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister
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This really is such a fun challenge and I am so glad we are back! My Dad picked up these cool metal planters at an auction for $2 for two pairs and asked if I could do something with them.
When I realized they were metal I was thrilled and even my Dad-who is used to my excitement over yard sale finds-was surprised at how happy I was! I love metal spheres-you know the ones they show in all the magazines we drool over? I made some a couple of years ago out of embroidery hoops, but to be able to use metal is great as they will withstand the outdoor elements. I knew I wanted to create a planter using a metal urn that I picked up for $5:
The urn was not in great shape but these typically cost at least $35 so I figured I would spray paint it to cover the rust. Here is what I came up with:
Can you believe that is the same planter? The power of paint! Here is a close up of the inside of the sphere:
These are ridicuously easy to make and a tutorial seems silly, but just in case I will share how I made this. I used Rustoleum copper spray paint and gave the urn two coats of paint. I used twine to tie the two planters together on two sides and filled it with a box of pinecones and wood pieces that I grabbed on clearance for $1.99!
I simply filled the sphere with the pinecones and added some pine branches. I picked up a string of battery operated fairy lights that are on a timer and added those as well. I love fairy lights and it’s so convenient to have them on a timer. They are on when I get home from work and it looks so pretty walking up to the door. I also added some deco mesh to the top of the urn to cover the inside.
Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate as we’ve had nothing but rain so I took indoor photos, but I will snap a photo of this by my front steps tomorrow. I’m really happy with how it turned out and look forward to changing it out seasonally!