Our love affair with farmhouse style this fall continues with this months upcycle challenge.
When you come across a vintage wire canning rack and you are currently crushing on farmhouse style everything, you simply must buy it, right!
It’s time for another Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge!! I’ve paired up with an amazing group of talented ladies to bring you a monthly thrift store challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
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How To Make A Farmhouse Style Fall Candy Bar
This is one of the least expensive, easy upcycle projects I have done. I just love it as part of our kitchen fall decor this year and there’s candy involved! That’s win, win, win.
- Vintage canning rack (I got mine at an estate sale for only $1)
- 6 Pint size canning jars with rings and lids
- Can for the middle section
- Decorative craft paper
The canning wire rack I bought at an estate sale has plenty of patina so I decided to use it as is. The two contrasting pieces of craft paper which were free. My daughter cleaned out her craft stash and gave me a big tablet of fall craft paper! Thanks Tif!
In order to have the circles as close to the same as possible on every lid and centered, I had to place each lid as shown in the photo above. There is wasted paper but I got the look I was going for. I simply drew around the lid with a pencil and cut it out.
I did the same for the chevron print as I did for the circles to get the design to match on each lid.
I decided to cover a can with matching craft paper for the center rather than use another mason jar. I like the addition of more color to the center. I used Mod Podge to glue the paper to the can and cut the top section as shown so I could have the paper on the inside top.
You see my shadow, Hobbly trying to take a nap. He is always by my side in the craft room and sometimes he tries to help, especially if I’m painting.
The craft paper is not glued to the lids. I just placed the paper onto the lid, set the lid on the jar and added the ring. Easy peasy! The Burlap Cord placemat is an At Home Store find.
I am not a chocoholic like my sweet hubby. I’m a giant fan of all things caramel so there are two caramel selections including those Goetze’s Caramel Creams which almost didn’t last until the photo shoot and caramel squares which will find their way into a recipe soon.
Did you know that marshmallows have zero fat? Our Mini marshmallows will find their way into a cup of hot chocolate pretty soon.
We have grandson’s who love sunflower seeds so those are essential on our candy bar. I know they aren’t candy but they are for my sweet grandson’s.
What would fall even be without candy corn in the house?
Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!
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