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Frugal decor – Do – It – Yourself projects and ideas I have done and want to share with you. Fun and cheap ways to brighten your home!

Thrift Store Makeover – CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

Thrift Store Makeover – CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

I recently went to my small town’s local thrift store on a hunt to create a thrift store makeover.  I came home with some gems and goodies, including this old CD holder, that I wanted to re-purpose into something new. A couple of other thrift store finds I made over, that were included in my free printable “Thankful” tablescape.

I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to turn the $0.75 CD holder into when I got it home, but I wanted to experiment with an idea to turn it into frugal fall decor.  Below is what I came up with to transform “trash” into “treasure.”

 

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

Materials Needed for this CD holder re-purposed into frugal fall decor:

  • thrifted CD holder – mine cost $0.75
  • white foam board – costs $1 at the Dollar Tree
  • white spray paint     (I actually found a brand new can of spray paint at the thrift store for just $1!)
  • 4 oz bag of green spanish moss
  • course sand paper
  • wooden letters – I chose F-A-L-L (and found them at Walmart for $1 each.)

The total cost for me to make this was less than $10.

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

I decided to spray paint the CD holder all white.  I put on 2 coats and let if fully dry.  I did distress it a bit using course sand paper.

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

I knew if I was going to create a farmhouse fall decor piece, then this CD holder that I was ultimately turning into a frame, needed some sort of a back.  So I simply used white foam board to create the back.  I traced out the size I needed, cut it out, and hot glued it to the CD holder after the spray paint was dry.

 

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

While hot glue does work, it may not hold up the best in areas with high temperatures or high humidity.  If that is true where you live, then I’d use a stronger adhesive like Liquid Fusion.

Once the foam board was attached, I trimmed off any edges and be sure it is smooth and flush to the back.

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

Then I pulled apart in small pieces the green spanish moss and hot glued that on until it filled in well on the white foam board.

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

Since Walmart had all of these letters already painted white and distressed, it makes it easy to just glue them on.

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

I used hot glue, but again you may want to use Liquid Fusion if you are concerned with high temperatures or humidity levels where you live.

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

Here it is currently sitting on the very top of my kitchen hutch, surrounded by two galvanized metal water pitchers filled with cotton and green hydrangeas and some faux leaf garland!

What a fun way to turn a $0.75 piece of “trash” from a thrift store into something I can use to decorate my home for years to come!

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

Looking for more unique ways to decorate for the fall?  Check out these ideas:

Free Printable Wall Art For Your Home – “Thankful” Fall Printable

Thanksgiving Farmhouse Decor Under $20

How To Decorate for Fall on a Budget

“Gratitude Changes Everything” – More Decorating for Fall On A Budget Ideas!

Thrift Store Makeover - CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

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