If there’s one thing I love doing on this blog it’s repurposing something old and discarded into something else.
Some call it “repurposing” but I like to think of it as “flexing your creativity muscle.”
I just binged on Season 12 of Project Runway and my absolute favorite episodes are their “unconventional” challenges, where they have to make beautiful garments out of the most unlikely thing.
So that’s what I had in mind when I saw this scrap piece of railing at the ReStore last week: I was going to make something cool from the most unlikely thing!
It was stuck in this pile of scrap wood.
I felt like a Project Runway designer–only, instead of making some gorgeous dress out of wood chips, I was going to make something to put in my house. LOL
I busted out my power drill and hollowed out the middle.
….made the cutest dangly DIY ornaments from those adorable little spindles!
And then I said, “You know what would be really cool?? Not just to make DIY ornaments, but to make their own DIY ornaments keepsake box!
I still can’t believe I made this pretty little thing from scratch!!
I’m sort of like the “let’s-just-buy-boxed-cake” kind of girl. But I’m slowly becoming a “we-bakin’-this-from-scratch-yo!” kind of artist. It’s pretty exciting.
And it’s exciting to think of being able to make someone a DIY ornaments keepsake box.
(FYI, I got the knobs from Rustic Brands).
I wanted to stencil the outside with snowflakes but guess who couldn’t find their stenciling materials?? ME <~~ the unorganized crafter/builder! So please excuse the lack of painted stencils! Those will come later!
But here are some other ideas on ways to embellish it:
- Painted stencils on the front (snowflakes, “Happy Holidays,” etc.)
- Writing a poem or the lyrics to your favorite holiday song on the inside doors.
- Adding a decorative handle to the top so that you can carry it easily in and out of storage.
- Adding hardware to the back and hanging it on your wall.
- Making something like this to hang on the wall for your jewelry! 🙂
How to Make a DIY Ornaments Keepsake Box
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