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