up-cycle thrifted items with paint and clay
I am always at the thrift store and see inexpensive items and with a little help can be beautifully up-cycled.
Below is a few things I created with DIY Paint and Iron Orchid Design also known as IOD lol. I included the LIVE facebook Video I did showing you how easy it is!
Glue the freshly made bird (check out the video below) using wood glue, I like to use Gorilla brand. Let it dry over night, you can paint right away but use a light touch so you don't loose all that beautiful texture.
Once dry, I painted the carafe with DIY Paint in Little black dress, the paint is so heavily pigmented 1 coat usually does it.....maybe just a "touch up" is needed. Let dry a few hours (as per the bottle instructions) but if you know me I only waited 15 minutes LOL
Then I used DIY clear wax all over, then rubbed on DIY white wax right away ( you can wait....but why :) get that white wax all in the crevasses. Then rub off the white wax and you will be left with that gorgeous patina look . Let dry over night and buff to desired shine using a lint free rag or the buffing brush by Paint Pixie
You now have a beautiful vase to keep, sell or give as a gift!
Supply list from the video
Purchase products in CAD Currency or US Currency at iwanttocraft.com
Above: Bird Song Mould, DIY Paint in Prairie Grey, Clear wax and White Wax
Above: Song Bird Mould, DIY Paint in Little Black Dress, Clear Wax and White Wax