Welcome to another month of thrift store upcycle projects! This month is a little different for me. My project is much more “girly” that I usually get. But I found these little jars that are Avon collectibles and decided to update them to hold some of my essential oil recipes.
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Kim | Made in a Day
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation Sue | A Purdy Little House
Chelsea | Making Manzanita Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Karen | Dragonfly and Lily Pads
Kimm | Reinvented Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali Denise | My Thrifty House
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Avon Collectibles Makeover
- old Avon creme perfume jars
- Rust-Oleum metallic spray paint, champagne mist
- Homeright small spray shelter
Does anyone else remember these Avon jars? My grandmother loved Avon’s creme perfumes and she had lots of these little jars. I loved playing with them and smelling them when I was a little girl. These jars were empty when I bought them but they STILL smelled like my grandmother!
Here’s an old ad for them:
I started off by spray painting the lids. I sat up my spray shelter and used those little spikey things I also found at a thrift store. I did finally learn that they were “spiked furniture caster cups” but they worked great for this purpose, too!
Then I missed up some coconut oil and essential oils to make some of my own creme perfumes… lol… Actually one is supposed to remove age spots and the other is for muscle pain. I’ll let you know later if they work.
Then I got busy making all my garage sale finds look pretty together! Yes… EVERYTHING in this picture (except the flowers) came from a garage sale or thrift store! Please leave a comment if you know anything about that pink jar or the pink/gold container. The lady I bought them from was selling things out of her grandmother’s house. She had recently died and the granddaughter was pretty sad about getting rid of these. But she said she just couldn’t keep everything so we found them a good new home.
First I styled everything with pink, then I went blue. How do you like that little flower lid? I decided not to paint it.
Now check out what my other blogging buddies did for their thrift store makeover projects!
Hope you enjoyed seeing what I did with my Avon collectibles. Leave a comment and let me know if you’re a collector. Thanks for reading!!!
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim