Are you a crafting enthusiast who loves thrift flips and turning forgotten items into beautiful home decor? If so, you’re in for a treat! In this video, Elizabeth’s Old Maple Home will take us in for a closer look at the creative journey, taking overlooked thrift store items and making them loveable again with a little IOD.
Below are the items that Elizabeth thrifted, but you can grab what speaks to you when you’re out shopping. Watch the video first to see what might work well, and then transform away!
- Yard sale napkins
- Old craft plates and chargers
- Old hat box, or wooden box
- Books with lackluster covers
- Storage book
- Candy Cane Cottage Transfer
- Fairy Merry Christmas Transfer
- Holly Glen Transfer
- Or transfer of your choice!
You can grab IOD supplies from your local stockist.
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Elizabeth’s Old Maple Home
To enhance the vintage look of your items, you can use distressing techniques. Sandpaper can be used for a weathered effect, and antiquing wax can be applied to give the pieces an aged appearance. Copper rub and buff are used to highlight decorative details and add a touch of holiday shimmer.
For added charm, experiment with layering transfers or add paint and designs where desired with a paint pen. By personalizing the items with artistic touches, they become unique pieces of holiday decor.
Check out Elizabeth’s final project images below!
If you’re just kicking off your creative journey, have no fear — our Product 101 pages are packed with straightforward techniques to set you up for success. We’re thrilled to accompany you as you explore and create. For more how-tos and creative inspo, make sure to browse through the rest of our blog.
Once you’ve crafted your final piece, share it with our Facebook Creative Tribe! This community is not just a showcase but also a supportive hub for when you hit those creative roadblocks. And remember, your local stockist is always ready to assist with IOD supplies and expert advice. We’re excited to see what you’ll bring to life!