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October Craft Challenge

***Due to a recent personal injury, I have not been able to get out and do any thrift shopping. Therefore for the next little while instead of Thrifty Treasures Thursday I will be doing some revamps and reposts of past projects and blog posts.

Today is a throwback to an October Craft Challenge that I did in collaboration with my friend and fellow blogger Amelia at You Can Always Start Now – be sure to go for a visit and leave a like 🙂

October Craft Challenge – recycling or re-purposing any type of  used container.

mason-jar-soap-dispenserJust in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. On the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join the challenge. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)

Last month was our mason jar challenge and the picture to the left shows the mason jar I turned into a soap dispenser.

This month the challenge was to recycle or re-purpose using any type of used container.  I chose to re-purpose two vintage glass Grenache Caramel containers, which I found in a box that I purchased at an auction.  I thought about selling them on my vintage site Wandaful Things, Trinkets and Treasures  but I decided to use them in my bathroom to store makeup sponges and cotton pads.  The transformation was pretty simple, I removed the labels,  spray painted the lids and added a decorative top as a knob and that was it.

Here are the before and after pictures.




Since the lids on these jars are plastic, I thought a glass knob would be too heavy so I started looking for something light weight (plastic), I found Christmas ornaments at my local Dollarma and immediately knew I wanted to use the tops for my jars. I think they were a perfect choice, don’t you?



Amelia (you can always start now) used a milk carton and a cereal box . She made herself a magazine holder for her office by covering the cereal box with wrapping paper  She needed a kitchen drawer divider to help corral smaller items and decided to cover the cut down milk carton with heavy craft paper.  EASY, SIMPLE AND USEFUL!


Be sure to Mark Your Calendar for November as we will be creating a wreath or something to hang on the front door for Christmas.

Craft Challenges are such A Wandaful Thing!

For details on previous craft challenges, here are the links:

A Wandaful Thing – January reveal

A Wandaful Thing – February reveal

A Wandaful Thing – March reveal

A Wandaful Thing – April reveal

A Wandaful Thing – May Reveal

A Wandaful thing – June Reveal

A Wandaful Thing – July Reveal

A Wandaful Thing – August Reveal

A Wandaful Thing – September Reveal

Thanks for stopping by we would love to have you join us – it’s never too late!

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