7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day Two - Upcycled Picture Stands

Time for day two of "7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips" in honor of National Thrift Shop Day on August 17th.

I think this may be one of the easiest projects I have ever done. It almost doesn't warrant an entire blog post!

Here are my candidates for today's project... two orphaned sugar pot lids and some wire.

orphaned sugar pot lids


7 days of thrift shop flips

My mom and I had a garage sale last year after I closed up my spaces at the antique mall. We had a lot of pretty little creamers and sugars on a shelf in the driveway. Unfortunately, a big gust of wind came along and blew that whole shelf over and lots of stuff broke. These lids were left without bottoms 😪

But I have seen a lot of sugar or teapot lids at the thrift store too... sometimes they are completely missing their other half and sometimes the other half is broken or badly cracked.

I saved these two pretty little lids from the massacre at the yard sale thinking I could do something with them.

I had some jewelry wire so I cut a length and bent one into a heart shape and the other into a circle shape and then wrapped them around the handles on the lids.

picture stands from old lids

Then I found a complimentary color of vintage seam binding ribbon in my stash and tied that around the lids to hide the wire.

upcycled picture stands

Each one then got a little embellishing. I mean this project was so easy I had to give it a little extra oomph!

The pink floral lid got some glittery feather embellishments. Aren't they pretty?!

feather embellishments

And the other lid got some bird's eggs and a bird's nest stamped tag.

bird's eggs embellishments

They look pretty even without pictures!

pink floral lid picture stand

blue lid picture holder

But they look even better with pictures!

picture stand made from an orphaned lid

I don't know who the baby in the picture is but isn't he adorable?!

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Which one is your favorite? I'm torn, I love them both!

You could make a bunch of these and use them for place setting markers too!

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