DIY Pretty and Thrifty Home Decor

I’m pretty excited to share these two Do It Yourself projects because I actually did both of these projects {weeks} ago and haven’t had the right time to share on here yet!

The first DIY: Mason Jar Transformation (well, and other jars!)

Remember these random jars from one of my ‘Thrifted Treasures’ posts?

Well, let’s just say  a little bit of spray paint goes a long, long way!

I used Krylon spray paint (1-2 coats) and…

Look at the transformation! I really wasn’t sure how this would turn out, but I was {really} impressed (krylon sprays so beautifully, spend the extra $1!) so I got a little carried away and painted quite a few jars. I would like to paint some of my others black for more of a chic look, and see how that turns out. I will let ya know :)

I just love the way they turned out and still seem super vintage and now match our colours.

Try it out and let me know what you did! It’s thrifty and pretty home decor!

DIY #2: Fabric covered vase (idea found on Prudent Baby)

Supplies used:

modge podge

sponge brush


hurricane vase ($1 at hobby store or cheaper if you can find them at a thrift store)

Basically you measure the material to fit the vase. Modge podge and add fabric one section at a time. Smooth out any bubbles. Add modge podge on top after the first layer dries (opitonal). And you’re done!

Add something pretty inside (these are a bouquet from Ted on Valentine’s Day. It was so sweet because he got his two girls Valentine’s. The gerber daisies remind us of our Eisley-girl :)) 

 I used a small piece of some beautiful vintage fabric I bought at a thrift store. I am selling the actual fabric, but just had to cut out a small piece for myself!

Sorry this is a bit of a rushed post, I really wanted to get this out tonight while I can!

Hope you’re inspired to {create}!

Tomorrow afternoon I might do a ‘Favourite Finds’ just for fun to relax and inspire and be inspired! And UM, if you haven’t checked out Pinterest, more about that tomorrow!!

9 thoughts on “DIY Pretty and Thrifty Home Decor

  1. Rachel says:

    Hi there! I just stumbled upon your blog from the tipjunkie blog. I just love your ideas. I read some of your stories too about your daughter Eisley. I am pregnant right now with my first and your story really touched my heart. You are very strong and inspiring to me and I can’t wait to follow your blog. Thanks for sharing your stories and ideas.


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