Upcycling an older craft

 Happy New Year! I hope this year is a great one for all of you. Today we are going to transform an old craft that I created on my craft blog. I'm often asked do I reuse my materials when I create a new craft. At times I do. I love upcycling, and reusing older crafts especially if they are reusable and in great condition. I'm taking a craft I created for the 4th of July, and creating a simple hanging design that is perfect for displaying on Valentine's day or even in the Spring time.


One wooden truck decor
One small bamboo ring
One wooden heart
Acrylic paint
Hot glue
Optional- floral stickers

Begin by adding paint to your truck. I decided to repaint my truck white. 

Next, apply your acrylic paint to your bamboo ring. Since I am reusing materials, my bamboo ring already had my twine attached to it for hanging. 

After, use your hot glue to attach your floral to the back of your truck bed. Once you have done this, take your truck and glue it to your ring using your hot glue.

Once you have added your truck, and floral, take your wooden heart and glue that to your ring. After, take your floral stickers and add them to your truck. Your hanging truck decoration is complete and ready to be displayed. I really love how easy this craft was. It is so easy to upcycle an older craft. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. I can't wait to create with you again soon!

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  1. How creative! Love how you added the plants to the back of the truck. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 97. Shared.

    1. Dee, thank you! I think I will be showing a few more upcycled crafts. I love the reusing materials in crafts so that it doesn't go to waste. :) Thanks so much for stopping by.

  2. Fabulous upcycle! I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    Followed and Pinned! 🙂
    Creatively, Beth

    1. Beth, thank you so much! I will be sure to stop by.

  3. CONGRATS Stephanie! Your post is FEATURED at the Unlimited Link Party 98!

  4. I was just looking at a vintage car similar to yours and trying to decide whether or not to keep it. You've definitely convinced me I need to recycle it!

    1. I'm so happy that this has convinced you to recycle it. I am always so happy to hear this. ☺️

  5. Very creative and cute! Love it!

  6. Steph this is such a great idea. This is so cute. And I have to tell you that farm truck is my favorite.
    Thanks bunches for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

    1. Paula, aw thank you. 😊 I thought it was such a simple upcycle. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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