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2 {Fun and Easy} Vintage Inspired Craft Projects for My Kitchen

Hi Friends!

Today, because of the chilling polar vortex {brrr…}, I decided to stay inside and keep myself busy by crafting up a few new vintage-inspired decor pieces for my kitchen.

This is my kitchen, small but fun!

I <3 all things vintage-y, but the brutal winter is keeping me from all of my junk hunting fun. I am all out of old items to repurpose and my local thrift stores seem to be lacking as well. While I am growing ever inpatient for the summer sun and yard sale junk’n to resume I am left with no other option but to create my own vintage inspired crafts using new products that I bought at Michaels. Yesterday, during my weekly “get out of the house” trip, I was inspired by a book of scrapbook paper that had an awesome soda pop top design sheet and chalk board paint quotes sheet. . two things that I am smitten over.

Here is what I made. A fun & easy wall print and some matching fridge magnets.

Wow. That’s a lot of scratches on my fridge. :/ Anyone know what works well to polish them out or does it really matter?

I am sure you all want to know how I made them, right? I am happy to share. . Let start with what I bought.

Vintage Collectors stack $19.99 (but I used a 40% off coupon)
Bottle Cap 3D foam backed stickers, found in the scrapbooking section. Magnets found in the kids craft section. 

Here is what I made. .


WARNING: THESE ARE NOT KID SAFE. DO NOT USE WITHIN REACH OF SMALL CHILDREN. . SERIOUSLY, DON’T. 

Being that I like to see immediate results, I started with the fridge magnets first. They took only a few minutes to complete and enjoy. All you need to do to create these is to hot glue small round magnets to the backs of the  bottle caps and allow to cool.

What I used:

– Bottle Caps (I got mine at Michaels as 3D stickers)
– Hot Glue Gun & Glue
– Magnets (also from Michaels)

Since I was happy with the outcome of my first craft (and I was done within just minutes) I decided to start on the next project. My second project was making wall art to match my newly made magnets.

What I used:

– 12×12 Fun Scrapbook Paper
– 12×12 Wrapped Canvas
– Modge Podge
– Paintbrush

I Began by trimming my paper to just slightly larger than my canvas. You will need to be able to bend the edges down.

Next, I covered my canvas with a medium/thin layer of modge podge. I just pour some out into the center and spread it around. Remove any access modge podge. You don’t want it puddled, but you also don’t want it to thin or it wont stick.

Once the modge podge is spread out, I laid my desired scrapbook paper over the canvas and working from the center out smooth out any bubbles. Press the edges of the paper down over edges of the canvas. This will take a while. Continue to press down the edges and smooth until the modge podge sticks and begins to dry. Work your way around the canvas, smoothing and pressing down.

Once your edges stick down, apply a thin layer of modge podge around the sides only. I did not put any modge podge over the image itself.

I loved this artwork so much that I made several more. 🙂

After looking at my hard work well done I was reminded of a piece of artwork that I found last summer in Detroit from a local artist. I LOVED the piece, but it was quite expensive. To be honest, I am just as happy with this as I would have been with that more expensive artwork. PLUS, this one only cost me a few bucks.  <–Happy Girl!

I love adding new pieces to my decor because it makes the whole room seem new and updated all over again. Plus, I think I get brownie points for doing it so cheaply. What a lucky man my husband is. . well, maybe 🙂 He might not think so.

I’m curious. What is the overall theme of your house? kitchen? Do you change from room to room or keep one general theme throughout your house?

<3 Dick and Jane

8 thoughts on “2 {Fun and Easy} Vintage Inspired Craft Projects for My Kitchen”

  1. Very nice, it turned out great. Sorry but my eyes were on your KitchenAid mixer. I am searching for a great deal but missed one this Black Friday, would need to wait for the next one, wakaka.

  2. You know what I love about your project? The fact that saw these very same products at MY Michael's I LOVE vintage, and your projects truly inspire me to embrace that love and implements it via home decor! Love it!

  3. Sweet! Yep, as soon as I saw them I knew I had to do something with them! If you make something similar let me know. I'd love to see it!

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