Friday, June 21, 2013

Thrift Store Crates And Flowers


Hello first day of summer!!

Although we have been in summertime heat for awhile now, today it officially arrives.



To start of the summer season I combined a few recent thrift store finds with bright and sunny flowers. 
These were quick, easy and cheap makeovers.


This little crate was adorable at 99 cents. I simply sanded it down slightly then did a very light paint in white and sanded lightly again. I wrapped the handle with thin twine that was from Dollar Tree.



The bottles are Starbucks Iced Coffee bottles. They actually come in 2 different sizes and make the perfect little vase. I wrapped the top of these with the same twine as the handle.



My next find was also only 99 cents and is in the form of metal.



It really didn't require a makeover although I'll probably make it a little rusty soon just to give it a little more junky look. HINT- spraying metal with white vinegar will help it rust!!


I filled the tin with beach shells that we have collected and used the taller Starbucks bottles wrapped with the same twine, only in green. Yes this was a Christmas leftover.



I also sprayed the bottles with frost glass spray-paint just to give them a different look.



My last little crate was a bit more at... $1.99!! 
Yes, I splurged on this one.


It did have fake plastic tulips in it with floral foam. I removed all of that and then simply hot glued on some moss to the inside of the crate. 


The BLOOM was already on the crate and it was already painted a pretty green.Why change that?? Just a little distressing and it was perfect.



A few more Starbucks frosted bottles and pretty flowers and this crate is ready to go.



Since I updated with supplies I already had on hand the grand total for my 3 crate makeover
was around $16. The fresh flowers were $12 for 3 bunches. And my crates came to $4.

What a simple, pretty way to WELCOME SUMMER!!




Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your first day of summer.




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12 comments:

  1. Hi, I love these ideas for displaying the sun flowers. I saw it on life on lakeshore drive.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week.
      Susan

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  2. Love these and love getting a bargain, too! I just scored a few items for a buck apiece, so I totally get the thrill! I really like your first project with the twine wrapped handle! Cute!

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    1. Thanks so much Kim- I've had a lot of good luck lately finding little crates and such at local thrift stores. I love them. Happy Hunting.
      Susan

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  3. What a great bargain hunter you are...love it, and what a cute idea to use shells as a filler. I really like that idea..

    XO,
    Christine

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    1. Glad you like the crates Christine, I liked using the shells to. Kinda gives them a beachy, summer feel. Enjoy your week.
      Susan

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  4. Ooooooooh! I love the yellow sunflowers and the other green craft with the yellow flowers. Such lovely pops of color!

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    1. Yellow sunflowers always add a bit of summer wherever they are. Glad you like them and thanks for stopping by.
      Susan

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  5. What cheerful flower displays!!! And of course even better because of the thrifty price!
    Smiles,
    Rachael
    The Joyful Thrifter

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    1. Thanks Rachael, Loving all my recent thrifty finds.
      Susan

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