6. Jewelry holder
Take an old picture frame, and add your own collage of paper art around the edges. You could use wrapping paper, magazine images in colors that you enjoy, or old photographs. Once the edges of your frame are covered, paint the frame with a clear coating.
You could also paint the frame a solid color, if you would rather (like the example in the image). Next, remove the back of the frame and replace it with some vintage lace. Read up on tips for cleaning lace here. Lace is delicate!
7. Vintage Kitchen Book Ends
These bookends would make a great mother’s day gift to a mom who loves to bake! Or how about friends who just moved into a new apartment? The only reason I haven’t made any myself is that you need a saw. Otherwise, the steps seem pretty straightforward, and I love the finished product.
8. Kitchen Canisters
These crafty kitchen canisters would make a great gift. Clean, sand, prime and spray paint kitchen canisters from the local second hand shop. Then delight someone with this thoughtful gift!!
9. Mug Gift Basket
While you shop, keep your eyes open for amazing mugs. They turn up all of the time. At first, it can be easy to pass them by. The kitchen items in a thrift store are usually all jumbled together. Take some time to sort through the clutter. When you find a mug that you think is interesting, put it out on an open area so that you can see it on its own away from the mess. Do you love it? If you do, take it home and clean it up so that you can share it with a friend!
Tuck tea, coffee, or hot chocolate mix inside. Add in an antique looking spoon that matches the vibe of the mug. You can even print up a little poem or hot-drink recipe and put that in too. Wrap it up nicely and don’t forget the ribbon!
10. Pretty Little Fridge Magnets
People used to wear more pins. I swear, brooches were hot back in the day! But now those sparkly, colorful pieces of artwork sit in dusty thrift shop bins. Find a few that go nicely together and make a set of fridge magnets! Remove the pin hardware with a pair of needle nose pliers, and then use glue to attach a magnet.