Making this coastal patriotic centerpiece was an easy thrift store find makeover project. I purchased a wood slat box last year and I gave it a patriotic makeover. I used it as a utensil holder for last year’s 4th of July party. This year, I’m incorporating some coastal flair into my patriotic decor, so the box got a second makeover.
This is how the box looked last year after I gave it a makeover. It was a handy way to have utensils out for our 4th of July Party. I painted the front slats red and blue with acrylic craft paint. I added some striped ribbon and a strip of burlap ribbon, and a cute scrap booking card stock sticker.
The box was unpainted wood when I bought it for a couple of dollars at my local Goodwill. It has rope handles, so it was ready for a coastal makeover.
Adding a starfish is an easy way to to keep with the patriotic look and add coastal flair. It’s hot glued in place.
For the back of the box, I painted a craft wood rectangle blue and added some patriotic Duck Brand Crafting Tape. I glued three painted shells onto the tape. I used a chalk paint pen to add stars to the shells.
To fill the box, I painted shells red and blue. I chose one of the larger shells in my stash to add to the top of the box. I taped the shell into sections and painted it red, white, and blue.
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It’s always great to find new uses for thrift store finds. Making a coastal patriotic centerpiece from a thrift store find and using paint and shells I had on hand means the cost was very low.
Do you give makeovers to your makeovers? It’s something I do when I want a different look for a piece.
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Coastal Patriotic Centerpiece
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!