7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips for National Thrift Shop Day - Day 3 - Wooden Cactus

17 August
Happy National Thrift Shop Day!! Whoop - Whoop! Today is the day :o)

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Before I share today's project I wanted to share a cool website with you... The Thrift Shopper has this awesome Thrift Store Directory!

Source: The Thrift Shopper
You can put in a zip code or a city and state and find all the thrift shops wherever you are going! I'm sure there's an app for that too for your phone!

Now, on to today's project!

I picked up this large wooden cactus quite awhile ago for $1.99.

It was pretty boring but the minute I saw it I knew what I wanted to make with it!

To get started I removed the base and painted it white. Then I got out my Sharpie pens and found a green that I thought complimented the green that the cactus was already painted and started drawing lines on it.

They are just free hand and very wiggly and rough.

As I was drawing the lines I picked up the pen here and there and randomly put it back down to create the dashed lines.

Then I added little X's randomly for the prickly parts!

I rummaged around in my stash and found 4 little wooden pegs.

I wanted to paint the pegs to match the lines I drew as closely as possible so I mixed up a couple of colors I had to create something close.

I added the pegs to a couple of the cactus arms, reattached the base and... ta da!!!

So... what is it you ask?

It's a jewelry holder!!! :o)

I think it turned out pretty cute!! And what a simple project!

I thought it needed some sort of little container on the base so I found this old tin mold in my junk pile and covered it with some pink Washi tapes.

I also added a pink flower to the top....

And some pink felt on the bottom ties it all together... and keeps it from scratching up the surface it sits on!

It has 2 pegs on each side so it will hold quite a bit of jewelry with the pegs and the cactus arms!

So, what do you think?

Be sure to come back tomorrow for day 4 and to see what I've done with some of these old music books!

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  1. What a creative idea! I like your vision Tania.

  2. Love it! Love it when something is fun & cute and also serves a purpose!

  3. Adorable. I couldn't imagine what you were going to do with the wooden cactus.

    1. I'm glad I was able to surprise you Sharon!


  4. Holy hell that turned out too adorable! I miss doing thrift store flips, the possibilities are endless and the prices can be soooo low. :D

    1. Thanks Vanessa!! I love this flip too :o)

      And you are so right! I have to stop myself from buying everything I see... there are so many possibilities!!


  5. That is one very cute jewelry holder.

  6. Oh, I love this- you really brought it to life AND gave it the perfect reuse! So glad you linked up to Talk of the Town!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)


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