Last year I shared several ideas for creating holiday gifts with Goodwill items (see that post here).  Here are several more ideas for ways to transform thrifted items in beautiful decorative and gift items.


My favorite “go to” idea for easy repurposing is to thrift, glue, and spray paint!  It’s amazing how different (and more expensive) a few items can look when rearranged and painted to look cohesive.  For this project, I used a a variety of Goodwill finds that I’ve been collecting.



  • Ornaments
  • Frame
  • Tin
  • Glass container
  • Glue
  • Spray paint

For the frame:  Use E-6000 glue to adhere snowflake ornaments to a frame.  Spray paint the entire project.  I used Krylon’s metallic finish paint in silver.  Insert a picture or use stickers to spell a message, like I did.


For the gift tin:  Glue an ornament to the lid of the tin.  The base of the tin had silver dots on it, so I simply painted the top silver so it coordinated with the bottom of the tin.


For the candle holder:  Glue the angel ornament to the front of a cleaned glass jar.  Spray paint the exterior of the jar.  Embellish the jar as desired with ribbon and bell ornaments.  Insert a candle.

Since I used one color, it was quick and easy to make all of these gifts.  I glued them all at one time, and painted them all together.  Since they coordinate, instead of gifting them you could use them to decorate for a holiday party, or to add some cheer to your workspace.  Have fun crafting and creating!

This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts.
This is a sponsored post but all ideas and opinions are my own.


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