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Monday, November 2, 2015

Candy Stripe Vintage Jello Mold Wreath

Hi everyone. Did you have a great weekend? I can hardly believe Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is less than a month away. Then Christmas will be right around the corner. I'm really not rushing the season but today I am sharing my project for our monthly Junk Revision Challenge and it is a Christmas project. I know, I know it's a little early but I promise no more Christmas for a while - but it is getting close to time to think about all that crafting that we love to do for this time of year.


 The challenge is to use the theme of the month to take something thrifted or headed for the trash and turn it into something that depicts that theme.  This month's theme is Holiday decor so I chose to do this Candy Stripe Vintage Jello Mold Wreath.

Vintage, Paint and more...DIY  Red and white candy striped vintage jellow mold

I was at the Salvation Army one day and found a bag of 12 of these individual jello molds for $1.00.

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage jello molds used to diy a Christmas wreath

 I had no idea at the time what I was going to do with them but felt there would definitely be a project in my future. The price was right so home they came with me.   When I was trying to think of a holiday project I discovered these in my stash and inspiration struck.  Why not paint them to look like those star mints that are popular at Christmas.  So I set about to transform them.

Vintage, Paint and more... painting red stripes on white spray painted vintage jello molds for a diy Christmas wreath

First I spray painted them white with Rustoleum white paint that I had on hand.  You could use any white spray paint though.  Then I decided to use some Christmas Red craft paint to paint the stripes.  

Vintage, Paint and more...  Red and white stripe vintage jello mold for a diy Christmas wreath

This is how they looked when all the stripes were painted and a little touch up work on the white that needed to be done.

Vintage, Paint and more...glittered red and white striped vintage jello molds for a diy Christmas wreath

I felt they needed a bit of pizazz so I decided to put glitter on them.  I didn't have any clear spray paint to spray them with and apply the glitter so I had to come up with another way (going to the store was not on my agenda).  I had read that you could use hair spray to apply glitter to painted objects so I decided to try it.  I sprayed each piece with hair spray then glittered it, let it dry for a bit and resprayed it. It went on perfectly.

Vintage, Paint and more... red and white candy striped vintage jello molds with a burlap bow and red bird for a diy Christmas wreath

Next I cut a cardboard ring to the size I wanted and used hot glue to glue the molds in place.  I added a burlap bow to the top and in the middle of that I glued a Christmas decoration I had picked up at the dollar store.  I love how it turned out - I think it does resemble those star mints.

Vintage, Paint and more... glittered red and white stripe vintage jello mold diy'd into a Christmas wreath with a burlap bow and red bird

Here it is hanging on our front door.  It actually pops against the black.  It always amazes me what you can come up with when you think outside the box and these challenges definitely make me do that.  Be sure to check out the rest of the links below and see what the other challengers came up with.  I know you will find something you love.  And be sure to come back for the next themed challenge - Gift Wrap using unexpected repurposed items.  I can't wait to see all the different ideas on that one - it's going to be so much fun.

Until next time - enjoy creating something you love.








I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Be sure and go by and visit these great parties - I'm sure you'll find something you love at each one.  


51 comments:

  1. Cathy!! OMG!! I love this!! I will now be on the look out for these!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I can't believe I was lucky enough to find a bag of 12 for $1. Good luck on your hunt. Cathy

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  2. Cathy! This is AMAZING!!!!!! The glitter is the cherry on top! What a clever idea!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara - I love the glitter part too. Cathy

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  3. You are so creative...I just love this...so cute!

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    1. Thanks Tammy and thank you for your sweet comment. Cathy

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  4. Cathy I absolutely love this! I've seen them before, only not painted! You're quite talented! It's been Pinned! xoKathleen

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    1. Thank you so much Kathleen and thank you for pinning it. Cathy

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  5. Cathy this wreath you made is so creative and pretty!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  6. CUTE! and I love that you can get glitter to stick with hairspray - we always have hairspray with 4 females in this house :)

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    1. I know Jill - hair spray and so inexpensive to use at that. Cathy

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  7. Oh Cathy you outdid yourself this time! Your project is so creative and I love the vintage feel that it has. And we used the same bird pick from the dollar store for our projects! ;o)

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    1. Thank you so much Lucy - I had fun with this one. Gotta love that dollar store!

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  8. How cute is this? Completely brilliant. I love the chunkier glitter too...just like sugar. I want to copy this so I will be all eagle eye for a great score like you got!!!

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    1. Thank you so much - the glitter was actually an after thought but I do love it also. Good luck on your hunt. Cathy

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  9. This is adorable!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. This is so sweet! I love the touch of sparkle.

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  11. I have painted many of these molds and have a christmas tree full of them all different. This idea that you came up with is perfect for my left-over molds and I just love your wreath. Great idea, great execution.

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    1. Thank you so much Terry - I never thought to paint them for Christmas ornaments but I bet they are wonderful. Cathy

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  12. Cathy, This is such a great idea and it turned out so cute too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Brag About It link party!
    ~Laurie

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  13. Hi Cathy, I did one similar to this one. Instead of hot glue, I used my Cropodile and punched holes in the tin then wired them together. I punched two holes on each side of them. It's very sturdy.

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    1. I thought about using mine but didn't try because I thought it would be too tough for it to go through. I will have to try that should I have problems with the glue. Thanks for the tip.

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  14. OMG, I love this wreath. I have a stash of these and now you have given me a great idea for them.
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you so much. So happy you have found a use for yours now - have fun and enjoy it.

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  15. I love, love, love this wreath! I'm going to check my stash and see if I have enough Jello molds to make one for myself. Pinning.

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    1. Thank you so much - I was so lucky to find as many as I did in one place. Have fun making it and hope you enjoy it as we do ours. Thanks for pinnng.

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  16. That is gorgeous - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  17. This is a genius idea! Pinned on METAL MOLDS board. thanks

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  18. That is absolutely beautiful and something I would never have thought of. I have some molds around here that I will have to hunt up. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. So darn cute Cathy! I always pick up jello molds at thrift shops. Never have gotten that fabulous of a deal though. The candy wreath is so creative! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Oh my, you've outdone yourself, Cathy! It's fun; it's original; and it's delightful. Great job :) Thanks for bringing it to Vintage Charm.

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  21. That is adorable!! I always find those at yard sales and figured I didn't need anymore for baking. Now I can make them into something else! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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  22. I love it! It does look just like those mints. What a great find and what a very creative use of them. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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  23. Oh Cathy this upcycle is just adorbs! Definately pinning to my Christmas Junk Board for sure, love it!

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  24. Wow - this has got to be the best use of jello molds I've ever seen! Thank you so much for linking it up with us at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party. Seriously - this is brilliant!

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  25. Such a great idea for the holidays. I'd love to find some of those molds. Thanks for sharing at the party. Hope to see you again soon.

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  26. Cathy, Congratulations your adorable wreath is being featured @Vintage Charm today! Thanks for sharing it with us! Blessings, Cecilia

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  27. So clever and CUTE!! And then you hung it on your front door, and it became beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Cynthia

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  28. I tried using hot glue with metal before but the cold weather made it fall apart. Ended up having to use wire.

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  29. Cathy ... turned out really special. Looks so real. Congratulations on being featured @Vintage Charm.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  30. How clever! I love the retro look. Definitely pinning :)

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  31. What a fabulous thrift store find! All of those jello molds for $1 ~ wow! I love how creative your were. Your candy wreath looks awesome!

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  32. Oh my gosh, this is FANTASTIC. Truly the perfect use for those Jello molds. WELL DONE!! Thank you so, so much for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday- can't wait to see what you've got next this weekend!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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