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2 thrift flips that turn your secondhand finds into artful accents

Low-effort, high-impact projects from withwendy that can actually change the vibe of your space.

Low-effort, high-impact projects from withwendy that can actually change the vibe of your space

Don't get us wrong — we love big wooly blankets and apple-infused baked goods as much as the next Canadian, but they're far from the only ways to add a little warmth to your home as the weather chills out. Case in point: these two simple thrift flip ideas from DIY queen withwendy. In just a few steps, Wendy shows how you can take typical secondhand finds and upcycle them into artful accents that add instant autumnal coziness to any room in your home. Check out the video below to see how quickly these projects come together, then scroll down for the list of materials you'll need to get started.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Secondhand vases (any shape or colour will do)
  • Black spraypaint
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Loose soil
  • Water
  • Toothbrush
  • Sandpaper
  • Secondhand candleholders 
  • Eraser
  • Wax crayons, in colours of your choice
  • An empty soup can
  • Tall candles
  • Basting brush

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