Reloved Thrift Store Items

I want to share with you two quick upcycles I recently completed.

I found this wooden plant holder at a thrift store last year, it was $1.50. I’m sure you could use it for many other things. It’s going to get sprayed with Rustoleum Linen Chalk Paint.

This little office item was free at a local town-wide garage sale. I am going to use it to hold sticky note pads, I never seem to be able to find one when I need it. It’s going to get a coat of Krylon Watermelon Spray paint.

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Monthly Challenge February 2018 -Vintage Image Greeting Card

Welcome to A Wandaful Thing and my 2nd Linkup Party of 2018.  Thanks to all who have linked up in the past. Hey, if you’re new here, welcome!  I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and hang out with me. I am so impressed by all your creativity and talent that I want to share it with the world. I’m always interested to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share but today I want to see what you have created with your vintage images.

I hope you like the cards I am going to share but first here is a card that my friend and fellow blogger made – she blogs over at Youcanalwaysstartnow.

I found the next one at Stamp With Sandy I love her use of vintage images, the car is a true classic.

                          This one was made with my Cricut machine, I love old vintage telephones.
But now the fun begins,  I can’t wait to see what you made, thanks for partying – link is at the very end of the post.
Party Guidelines
1. Content: Submit up to three posts that involve your vintage image cards or crafts, DIYs etc. No shops or direct advertising, please.
2. Reminder: No recipe links, please.
3. Link-back: I’d love it if you would include a text link back to the party in your linked post.
4. Visitation: Please visit other blog posts — after all that’s what a link-up is all about. When pinning please go to the source of the photo to pin it so the originator of the post gets the credit.
5. Hostess Love: Consider following your party hostesses’ blog and/or one or more forms of social media. I love connecting with each of my guests and will be highlighting features on all of my social media.
6. Spread the Word: Consider mentioning A Wandaful Thing Vintage Link Party on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.
7.  Giveaway: Keep in mind that from time to time I will be giving away what I make from my vintage challenge.
8. Permission: By linking up to A Wandaful thing  you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them) and you give your hostess permission to feature them on social media or a blog party with a link back to your blog. You will likewise assert that the content of the post is your own.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

Monthly Vintage Challenge February 2018 -Vintage Image Greeting Cards

Thank you to all those who made comments or linked into the January Vintage Button Challenge. If you missed January’s Challenge check it out here – the link is not closed so please feel free to add your post at any time. Congrats to Allana, who won the vintage button gift tags!!!

February’s challenge will be to make any occasion greeting card using Vintage or Vintage looking images. The images can be new  or “old”, pages from books, vintage sheet music, old vintage valentine cards or free downloadable vintage images. One of my favorite’s is Graphics Fairy -if you subscribe to their newsletter you get one new free vintage image every Friday but the website has tons of free printables, be sure to go check them out.

On the last Monday in February (26th) I will do a link party where you can share your creation – Or , if you prefer you can email a picture to me and I will post it for you.

Here are a few pictures of handmade cards using Vintage images, I hope these help to get the creative ideas flowing….

There are endless ideas for greeting cards, I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

If you would like a chance to win a handmade vintage image greeting card you just need to follow me on any two of my social media accounts; for example subscribe to this blog and follow me on FaceBook, or subscribe to this blog and follow me on Pinterest or Instagram or any combination you want.  Wherever you follow be sure to leave me a comment so I know to include you in the giveaway draw.

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

Monthly Challenge January 2018 -Repurposing Vintage Buttons Link Party

Welcome to A Wandaful Thing and my first Vintage Party of 2018.  Thanks to all who have linked up in the past. Hey, if you’re new here, welcome!  I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and hang out with me. I am so impressed by all your creativity and talent that I want to share it with the world. I’m always interested to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share but today I want to see what you have created with your vintage buttons.

I will be giving away to one lucky follower one of the things I create with my vintage buttons. Check at the end of this post to find out how you could win my vintage button creation.

I decided to use my Cricut and my Cuttlebug to help with my first creation. I got all these buttons at an auction last year so I had fun picking through them to find the ones I wanted to use.

For my first creation and the one I will be giving away, I decided to make gift tags.  I embossed some plain card-stock with my Cricut Cuttlebug and then using just my Cricut, I cut out some tags (two sizes).  I selected some buttons and glued them on the front and then attached some cotton string to the back.  I like the way they turned out. Continue reading Monthly Challenge January 2018 -Repurposing Vintage Buttons Link Party

Monthly Challenge & Give Away January 2018 -Repurposing Vintage Buttons

As well as my lifestyle transformation challenge for 2018, I will be putting out monthly blog challenges to all my social media followers.

To be true to my brand, loving all things Vintage, Thrifted and Re-purposed, I will be incorporating the use of vintage items in my challenges.

The first challenge will be to repurpose vintage buttons. On the last Monday in January (29th) I will do a link party where you can share your creation – Or , if you prefer you can email a picture to me and I will post it for you.

Also, I will be giving away to one lucky follower what I create with my vintage buttons. Check at the end of this post to find out how you could win my vintage button creation.

Here are a few pictures to get the ideas flowing….

There are endless uses for Vintage buttons, I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

If you would like a chance to win my vintage button creation you just need to follow me on any two of my social media accounts; for example subscribe to this blog and follow me on FaceBook, or subscribe to this blog and follow me on Pinterest or Instagram or any combination you want.  Wherever you follow be sure to leave me a comment so I know to include you in the giveaway draw.

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12

                                    A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 the final day of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017.  I am so glad you are here.  If you have been following along for the 12 Days of Christmas 2017 posts you know that the theme of my 12 posts are about either thrifted, gifted or vintage Christmas presents that I am giving this year.

This last gift is an adorable thrifted elf mug that actually jingles (it has a tiny bell inside the bottom). I saved this  gift for today as it was part of a chinese gift exchange I did with my team from work and I wanted it to be a surprise.

I filled it with Lindt and Swiss chocolates and popped it into a gift bag.  It was a big hit, one of the favorite gifts of the gift exchange. It is just so darn cute and it will jingle ever so gently whenever the owner uses it and takes a drink 🙂

The 12 days has come to an end for 2017 and I really enjoyed the challenge of giving 12 thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts.

I think I have started a new tradition and will definitely be giving thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts on other occasions as well as at Christmas. Continue reading A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 11

                                    A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017.  I am so glad you are here.  If you have been following along for the 12 Days of Christmas 2017 posts you know that the theme of my 12 posts are about either thrifted, gifted or vintage Christmas presents that I am giving this year.

Today’s gift is a thrifted decorative sleigh filled with new and vintage items for a coffee or tea lover or both.

I found two of these decorative sleighs at a local thrift store for $1.25 (for both).  I am currently using the larger one to hold the TV and DVD remotes on my side table as I am forever misplacing them.  Oops, I digressed.

It would look great filled with Lindt chocolates, maybe the recipient will use it for a candy dish after they consume the tea, coffee and Swiss chocolates.

I found two cute vintage glass tea bag holders and a set of “tea” tongs.  I added a few Keuriq cups and a box of Peppermint tea and filled in the gaps with Swiss chocolate.

I think this is the perfect gift for anyone on your list that enjoys, coffee, tea and chocolate.

It’s been a great deal of fun showing you all the gifts I am giving this year, and I can’t wait to show you the final day tomorrow – be sure to come back for Day 12.

Here is a recap from what you may have missed along with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).

2017

Day 1 – “Be Jolly” serving tray

Day 2 – Wine Box

Day 3- Hostess Gifts

Day 4 – Shine A Light

Day 5 – Poinsettia

Day 6 – Peppermint Mousse

Day 7 – Picture frames

Day 8 – Angel Ornament

Day 9 – Apron et al

Day 10 -Snow Globe

2016

Day 1 – Hershey Kiss Christmas Cookies

Day 2 – Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Day 3 – Cork Reindeer

Day 4 – Salted Caramel Pretzel Pecan Bon-Bon

Day 5 –  O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Day 6 – DIY Table Decoration

Day 7 – Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookies

Day 8 – Jazzed Up Candle Holders

Day 9 – Shortbread Bars

Day 10 – Reindeer Cards

Day 11 – Edible Pretzel Wreaths

Day 12 – Deer Antler Door Decoration

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.