Get ready folks, I’m about to share the SIMPLEST, EASIEST trash to treasure transformation EVER. Probably the most boring too, but I hope you’ll stick around anyway.
Remember these plaques I got in a $1 box of garage sale loot?
Rachel’s Party 006They’re not exactly UGLY, the colors just don’t fit with our decor.
Out came my bestie, Heirloom White. I swear, friends, this color has changed. the my. world.
I walk around my home LOOKING for things to spray paint. Last week I even bought a QUART of my fave. You know, just for emergencies.
I’m thinking of using it on the dog.
Rachel’s Party 007Here they are after a quick coat. Better, but not finished.
So I got out my friend Ralph. Smokey Ralph Lauren glaze, I mean.
Rachel’s Party 009Ta Da! Now these beauties will fit in anywhere.
Don’t get me wrong, I KNOW that 1,350,395 people have painted and glazed trashy finds.
But the transformation still THRILLS me. EVERY TIME.
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Trash To Treasure-Patriotic Bunting From Scrap Fabric
Happy Trash to Treasure Tuesday! I had so much fun with my super quick and no spend 4th of July mantel decor, I thought I’d carry over the patriotism to a trash to treasure project.
I made a patriotic bunting from some scrap drop cloth fabric, and I’m excited to share it with you today.
I started by cutting up some drop cloth scraps in to 10 triangles, keeping them uniform by tracing around a cardboard “pattern”.
Next I stamped blue polka dots on 5 of the triangles using the round wooden end of a sponge brush.
I used Jacquard Dye-na-Flow paint in Azure Blue and it worked great. I just tapped the end of the brush in the paint, tapped once on the paper plate to remove excess paint and then stamped on the fabric.
The other 5 triangles were striped using Dye-na-Flow in Brilliant Red. I used Frog Tape to line up the stripes, and a regular paint brush to apply the paint. I like that this paint is kind of opaque, so the colors look a little faded over time.
To assemble the bunting, I folded just the very top edge of the fabric over a long piece of twine and added some hot glue to secure.
Here’s a close up. Clearly, I had fun taking pictures. 🙂
This bunting will be used to decorate our tent at the fireworks on Saturday night, but it looks pretty awesome on my modern rustic bench too, if I do say so myself. (wink)
This project would be super easy to create, with fabric like I did, or paper. If you don’t have plain fabric, you could even paint any fabric first with a solid color, then add dots and stripes. Or stars and stripes.
Trash to Treasure Patriotic Bunting
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This post is linked to the Patriotic Link Party at Common Ground, and the Creative Circle link party at Blue i Style, the Dream. Create. Inspire link party and the Hit Me With Your Best Shot party.