Thrift Store Swap #3

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It’s time for the THIRD Thrift Store Swap! You know what that means… awesome thrift store transformations!

The best part about the third swap? It’s all about the Holiday’s!! You’ll find awesome Thrift Store Transformations and amazing Holiday transformations! Plus we’ve expanded the swap to 12 fabulous bloggers so we have 24 amazing projects for you!

Of course… I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m assuming that y’all know what the Thrift Store Swap is! For those of you who are new to the swap we’re a group of gals who love to re-purpose! Lyn over at Mid Michican Mom thought up the whole fabulous idea… it works like this: Gal A heads to her local thrift shop where she buys two items under $10… and then mails them to gal B! Gal B re-purposes her two items from Gal A and sends two more items to Gal C… it’s a giant circle!

It is so fun !!!! & Unique I got my item from Emily over @ Our House Now A Home.

When I first got my item I was like what in the world !! haha funny right? no that’s normally how it goes the person sending the thrift item normally has ideas but the receiver is usually stumped for a few days !

This was the item I received:

what i got

Now what did I do with that !! ?? Wow  see below and tell me what you think and if you would have had this item what you would have done.

Bring out all the craft supplies paint, beads, lace, ribbon, glue gun and everything else under my roof.



I got a cheap roll of lace that was not quite wide enough to fit in my loop. So I cut two pieces and just sprayed glued it together worked perfect… And then painted red.



I painted the wooden loop gold to give it a Christmas feel.


Added a few pearl beads to the ribbon so cute !



Make a few tassels to glue on for embellishment as well so easy just wrap around tie at top and cut bottom !! 

Woosh !!! Supplies galore right ??

After brainstorming and trying to figure out what I wanted to create I came up with….

A Christmas Dreamcatcher:




Y’all this was so fun and easy to make !!! And was almost relaxing !!! I have always wanted to make a dreamcatcher and I’m so glad I did !!!


Yay !!!! Mission complete !!! Do y’all like it ??


Thanks so much for coming by !!! Means so much !

And now take a look at ALL the projects that the rest of my Thrift Store Swap Friends created below:

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  1. wifeisajourney says

    Cute idea! I totally thought you were going the wreath route! :)
  2. says

    I love what you did with it! As the one that sent it to you I am sorry you were so stumped. I saw a bunch of possibilities in it, a wreath, stringing lights on it, ornaments, putting fabric in it for a wall art piece. This was my first challenge and I was so unsure of what to get. You ended up making something great out of it!
    • Laci Carlson says

      I lived it don't get me wrong I was kinda glad to be stumped made me really think :)
  3. says

    Never would have thought dreamcatcher! Very good idea! My daughter's room is in the middle of a boho chic transformation. I think she needs a dream catcher. THanks for swapping with us again!
  4. says

    Hmm...that was tough one. We made some for summer and a winter one is a great idea!
  5. says

    This is such a cool swap idea, and I love your creativity! I probably would have constructed some sort of wreath, but I love your dream catcher. I used to make them growing up in Girl Scouts.
  6. says

    What an amazing idea! I have to try it out myself, getting creative's always fun. :)
  7. hilkayaker says

    How creative! I love dream catchers. Never thought of using an embroidery rim. I love that idea! You should link this up at our linky party: TWO parties in one! One for blog posts and another for Pinterest Pins, all posts shared to our group Pinterest board.
  8. says

    Wow this is so creative! Just shows what you can make if you think out the box :)
    • Laci Carlson says

      I definitely had to think thanks so much !!!
  9. says

    LOVE this! I could never be that creative (haha) - you did an amazing job!
    • Laci Carlson says

      Hahahah thx !!! I about didn't :)
    • Laci Carlson says

      Thx so much !!! I tried ;)
  10. says

    Cute! What a great fun idea to repurpose old items from the thrift store. Well done
  11. says

    I love the idea of the thrift swap and it looks like you all made really creative decorations out of basically nothing! xo, Kristie Kristie's Reverie
  12. Elizabeth O says

    I had some initial reservations but as I read along, I realized this is a terrific project. Great ideas and creativity. Best wishes! :)
    • Laci Carlson says

      oh good !!!! thanks !!!

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