Handmake your own home decor and more in my upcoming “Flea Market Finds” class at My Creative Classroom, starting  April 26th at mycreativeclassroom.com!

“Flea Markets Finds” features the best ideas and techniques from the Thrifty Thursdays feature I run on my blog – these projects are now secret and can only be seen here at MCC! Each week we’ll create home décor and other projects using found objects from garage sales, thrift stores, 99 cent stores, and more! This class is all about repurposing and creating something beautiful.

Lesson One: Sourcing & Altered Globe

This week we will create an altered globe using scrapbooking supplies and a globe found on clearance. We will create handmade flowers from the phone book and print embellishments from vintage clip art found online. Total cost: Under $30. We’ll also discuss sourcing items to alter.

Lesson Two: Spray Paint

We’ll create a starburst style mirror and bird feeder pair using dollar store and thrift store items and spray paint. There are lots of paints on the market that can achieve the look of metal!

Lesson Three: Frames & Wall Decor

We’ll use decoupage to create altered canvases using ephemera from a flea market. We’ll also altered frames with Duck Tape, spray paint, and paper to create focal art for the wall. We’ll also talk about painting a frame with acrylic paint to make it match your décor.

Lesson Four: Altering furniture

We’ll discuss ways to alter furniture and alter a shelf with decoupage and paint.
  • Start Date: April 26, 2012
  • Instructor: Jennifer Priest

Hope you'll join me in class. REGISTER here :)

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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