Some of my favorite projects are ones where I can take one thing that was used for one purpose, and upcycle it into something totally different. It’s so rewarding, isn’t it??
So what would you do if you passed this vintage-y $5.00 wood wine box?
You’d snatch it up quick because you know that it would look AH-mazing as a knitting kit, even with stretch bands to hold skein’s of yarn!
I just have that kind of luck at the thrift store. This was perfect for my niece, who I wanted to make a knitting kit for her for Christmas. I love DIY homemade gifts!
The body of it was interesting, but stained and not attractive at all. I knew that if I mod podged some pretty, vintage-y scrapbook paper, it would look even better. (You can buy Mod Podge here). I prefer the Matte version because the glossy Mod Podge looks too….well….glossy :).
I used a foam brush to apply it.
This is the paper I used. After Mod Podging the paper down, I just applied a layer of Mod Podge over the paper.
And the inside was perfectly suited for some yard and knitting needles
It went from holding wine to holding a skein
BEFORE YOU GO….. A Few More DIY Gift Ideas
Here are some extra DIY gift ideas you might like!
Don’t you just love DIY homemade gifts??!!
Have any more ideas for awesome homemade gifts? Leave a comment below and add to the discussion!