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

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!


VintageSouthernPicks Florence S said...

What a creative idea! I like your vision Tania.

The Vintage Dresser said...

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

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

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

Vanessa said...

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

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you so much Florence!


Little Vintage Cottage said...

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


Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

That is one very cute jewelry holder.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

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!!


Sarah Ramberg said...

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)

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thanks Sarah!


Donna Wilkes said...

Crazy cute cactus!