Thrift Store Challenge

Thrift Store Challenge Round Two & New Challenge

Challenge Number 2Hey there everyone! It’s December 1st already, and that means it’s time to check in with you on the second round of Little Snail Thrift Challenges. Challenge two was to find something related to the kitchen and use it in a project (original post here). I found loads of ideas on pinterest that I wanted to try and/or adapt, but the only one I actually got around to was wood burning a wooden spoon.IMG_1544I basically copied the design from this pin I found, but I found many other cool ideas for wood burning wooden spoons that I want to try out, too! (Take this one of kitties, for example, these sunflower ones, or this one that has a bee on it!)

IMG_1545I love the idea of creating personalized wooden spoons for friends and family as gifts! Here are a few links to some other fun thrifty kitchen-related projects I’d like to try:

Teacup Bird Feeder
Pretty Vases Out of Tin Cans
Shelves from a Silverware Drawer
Picture Holders/Place Card Holders/Coat Hooks out of Forks
iPad/Cookbook Stand Out of a Cheese Board and Scrabble Piece Holder

 Were you able to participate in this month’s challenge? How did it go for you? For the third Little Snail Thrift Challenge, visit your local thrift store with the winter season in mind. What can you find that can be touched up to add warmth to your days? Is there a picture frame that could become brighter with light blue paint and snow-like glitter? Or some pretty fabric that could be used as a pillow case? Maybe a little snowflake that could be used as a brooch? The due date is January 1st, but as always, you’re welcome to email me, post on instragram or twitter, or leave a comment with your ideas or questions in the meantime! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #littlesnailthriftchallenge!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with this month!
xx Caitlyn

2 thoughts on “Thrift Store Challenge Round Two & New Challenge

  1. the wood burned spoon you made looks great! this may seem like a silly question but can you use the spoon after burning it? i’ve always wondered that when i see them on pinterest. they look really cool. i can’t wait to get started on this month’s challenge! i’ve got some ideas already!

    1. You know, I can’t see why you wouldn’t be able to use it… After all, when used for cooking the spoon is exposed to a lot of heat, and I didn’t use anything on it aside from the wood burner. I am so happy to hear you’ve already got lots of ideas–I am actually worried about coming up with something great this month! 🙂

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