Today is everybody’s favorite day!!!!!! It’s the Swap It Like It’s Hot Tour!!!
Now if you’re new here, this is where me and my bloggy buddies each have a $10 budget, and we spend it at the thrift store, and the goodies we buy there get sent on to a friend who DIY’s the holy heck out of them.
It’s amazing to see the creativity all of these women have. Sometimes the items you receive are challenging, folks. Like, sit-there-staring-at-the-stuff-for-weeks challenging. Like, you wonder if you somehow ticked the person who sent the things to you off challenging. Other times, you know right off the bat what you are going to transform the pieces into.
I had a little of both this time.
Now if you remember, this is the third time I have taken part in this tour. The first time I had a bowl and a place mat to work with. The second time I had some totally 70’s coasters.
This time the lovely Tania from Run to Radiance sent me my box of goodies.
Here’s what I got:
A birdcage, some rope and a roll of thin black ribbon. Hmmmm….. what to do?
I started with the rope since I felt like it had the most possibilities.
I found an old coffee can.
I decided to spray paint it Rust-Oleum’s Gold.
I then started hot gluing the rope from bottom to top, starting and ending on the same side.
Once it was all glued on, I spray painted the can again.
After the can had dried, I filled it with potting soil (sand would work also), inserted some faux succulents I picked-up on clearance at Micheal’s last summer, and called it a day.
For project #2, I decided to use the birdcage.
This one was hard for me since it was already cute the way it was.
I decided to remove the lid. I then glued on a vintage plate that I had to the top of it.
Viola! A cute little cake plate!
For my last project I used the thin black ribbon I was sent.
I took an old frame I had and spray painted it black.
I then covered a board to fit inside with wrapping paper that I got in the dollar bin at Michael’s, and then criss-crossed ribbon across it.
I think it would be cute to stick your favorite recipes inside the ribbon!
Now, make sure you head over to my uber creative friend Christy’s over at Confessions of a Serial DIYer and check out what she did with the items I sent to her!
The blogs below kicked off the tour yesterday. Head over to see their fabulousness!
Hearts & Sharts
58 Water Street
I Am a Homemaker
Prim and Propah
Create & Babble
Gourley Girl and Guy
Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza
Blue i Style
Two Purple Couches
Run to Radiance
Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer
Our Southern Home
That’s My Letter
Southern State of Mind
Always Never Done
Year of Serendipity
Christy Little says
Wow! You really got creative on this one. That cake stand is so cool and unique! Love!!!!
Great projects! Love that cake plate!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Well done, Shanna! Love all three!! XO
Shanna, I love what you did with your swap items. The rope planter is perfect for succulents and that cake stand is so creative. Great job.
Cindy Trobaugh says
You rocked it!! Thanks for the Inspiration!
Corinna - ADesignerAtHome says
I love the creativity with the birdcage! It was pretty as is but it makes a really pretty base, too!
Tania // Run to Radiance says
Shanna! You are so creative. I love everything, but I think my favorite miiiight be the rope covered can? It looks so fab! I think you made the right call on that bird cage for sure! 🙂
cassie @ primitive & proper says
that is an awesome idea and is so fun and summery! looks gorgeous!
Great job! That birdcage is adorable as a cake stand!
Cute, cute, cute!!! love how simple all your projects are.
Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza says
You are so creative! I love the cake plate – what a great idea!!
Kimm at Reinvented & Roadkill Rescue says
Oh my goodness, I’m so impressed! You really knocked every one of those out of the park! I think the recipe board is my favorite, but I love them all. 🙂
These are all so creative! Your succulent planter looks perfect for summer, and I love how you used the birdcage for the cake stand base – so inventive!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins says
Ohhh So cute! Love a good planter and add succulents you have me coming back for more. 🙂 The cake stand was very creative! I have a similar project for my item too.
Jessica Gourley says
So creative! I especially love the succulent can!
Love that succulent planter! Great idea!
Charlotte Smith says
Oh man, the succulent holder is great. I LOVE a good planter… smart. But the birdhouse turned cake stand? Who thinks of that?! SO clever! 🙂 xx
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Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
These are totally fun, Shanna! I love the succulents and the cake stand is perfect.