7 #thriftscorethursday Merry Thrifted Christmas

The day is here friends! The day that we celebrate "Have a Merry Thrifted Christmas" where all our hosts are featuring our very favorite Thrifted Christmas Goodies submitted by YOU!!

#thriftscorethursday Week 45 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of, and Guest Poster: Anna from Le Crafteur

If you're new 'round here, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of,  along with our surprise guest poster this week: Anna from Le Crafteur, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram. Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies.

We are taking the next two weeks off of Thrift Score Thursday for the holidays but if you happen to stop by feel free to hash tag those snapshots for everyone to drool over!

6 #thriftscorethursday Christmas Village

Welcome back to our thrifted party: Christmas Edition. I'm learning the closer we get to Christmas, the harder it is to contain my excitement. So please join us over on Instagram and spread some Christmas Cheer, thrifted style.

Upload your thrifted Christmas goodies (with the #thriftscorethursday hashtag) and our host's next week will choose our favorites during our Holiday Extravaganza post. It's turning out to be a tough decision from the submissions already!! Oh and you're going to want to explore that hashtag to see what our fellow thrifter's have found!!

#thriftscorethursday Week 44 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of, and Guest Poster: Amber from Restless Arrow

If you're new 'round here, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of,  along with our surprise guest poster this week, Amber from Restless Arrow, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram every week! Currently we're hoping that you'll submit your Christmas treasures but thrifted goodies are always accepted!!

9 #thriftscorethursday Globes

Wahoo, I’m back from a ThriftScoreThursday mini-break and ready to catch up with all your thrifted goodies!

But before we get into this week’s finds + treasures, I wanted to announce another #thriftscorethursday Challenge which we’re thriftily coining: “Have Yourself A Merry Thrifted Christmas.” Same rules (snap a photo, upload to Instagram, and hashtag), we’re just spreading a little Christmas Cheer. We'll show off our favorites on December 18th! Oh and next week I’ll be showing off an entire Christmas scene, in which I cannot WAIT to show you!!

And last thing before we get this thriftscorethursday party on the road, we’ve got Kyla from House of Hipsters, back and ready to show off her gorgeous photography. If you haven’t been over there, you best get ‘yo click on because her projects, styling, and photography are out of control!

#thriftscorethursday Week 43 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of, and Guest Poster: Kyla from House of Hipsters

If you're new 'round here, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of,  along with our surprise guest poster: Kyla from House of Hipsters, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram. Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies.

6 Outside [the Box] No. 11

There's just something about the holidays that makes me want to pack away all my home decor and go all Martha Stewart and bedazzle everything. But alas, our holiday traditions are at a standstill- as in I'm a bit decor paralyzed. That is why I'm super excited to live vicariously through y'all and your Outside [the Box]-crazy beautiful decked halls.
Outside [the Box] No. 11: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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9 #thriftscorethursday Tiles, Tiles and more tiles

Welcome back to #thriftscorethursday. We're so glad you're here. In case you missed the memo a few weeks ago, Brynne and I have two new-ish co-hosts with us and we're thrilled they're just as nutty as we are about thrift stores.

Oh and my score this week doesn't produce drop-dead gorgeous photos-- but the project I have in store to use is going to rock my socks.

#thriftscorethursday Week 41 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of, and Guest Poster: Kyla from House Of Hipsters

Here's the deal yo: Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of,  along with our surprise guest poster: Kyla from House Of Hipsters, invite you to play along with our little Instagram party. Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure(s) and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies.

3 Outside [the Box] No. 10

Are you ready to Paaaarty?! Because I've got my painters clothes on ready for some inspiration! Last week your projects really knocked my socks off.

I cannot believe we've hit 10 weeks of this fantastical Outside [the Box] link party. And we couldn't have done it without you!
Outside [the Box] No. 10: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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11 #thriftscorethursday Yellow Planters

40 weeks. 40 weeks of this #thriftscorethursday madness. A LOT has happened in 40 weeks.

We went from three hosts, to two for many weeks. Brynne and I and all you lovelies out there bonded over the thrill of the hunt. Then we did a call for guest hosts (which is still available, see the bottom of the post). Then finally, we added Cassie as a permanent host and just last week, Corinna was the latest to join our cast of thrifters. We've reached over 1,200 hashtagged thrift scores over on Instagram and couldn't be more proud.

We are so absolutely thrilled for each and every one of you and your killer finds. Like Brynne said here "I wish the technology existed to teleport #thriftscorethursday finds." But then we'd be a super-mega hoarders.

#thriftscorethursday Week 40 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Guest Poster: Morgan from Charleston Crafted

If you're new 'round here, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of,  along with our surprise guest poster: Morgan from Charleston Crafted, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram. Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies.

1 Outside [the Box] No. 9

It's Tuesday which means it's time for my favorite inspiration party: Outside [the Box]! I'm so excited to see what you've been up to this week. I hope to see a lot of Thanksgiving posts as I'm fresh out of ideas on that holiday!
Outside [the Box] No. 9: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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3 DIY Canvas Jewelry Holder

How to make hanging canvas Jewelry Storage:
DIY Canvas Jewelry Holder | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
Once upon a time this girl (points to self) never wore jewelry. Boys must have been in heaven- no expectations for awkward jewelry purchase for valentines day. I had a hard time even wearing a diamond ring-- I was once married and a bit more of a tom boy back then.

Then one day I found my ‘style’ which happen to be the bolder/gaudier the better. Still sort of is. It usually involved moustache rings (before that was a fad) and owl necklaces (also before it was a fad). Originally I tossed them in a bowl and dug around every time I wanted to dress up my outfit. I found myself growing increasingly annoyed when reaching for tangled necklaces and quickly outgrew that method. Of course a traditional jewelry box wasn’t going to cut it… oh no. I simply HAD to make something that fit my lifestyle.


7 #thriftscorethursday Halloween Costumes

Last week, we challenged y'all to get creative with costumes you put together using thrifted pieces and I cannot wait to show my favorites. Seriously, the creativity is out of this world!

#thriftscorethursday Week 39 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Guest Poster: Corinna from For My Love Of

If you're new 'round here,  Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper along with our surprise guest poster: Corinna from For My Love Of, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram. Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies.

6 Outside [the Box] No. 8

Because I'm if nothing but a procrastinator to the core, I've got a not one but TWO posts for y'all today! In case you missed it, earlier today I posted this Black and Gold Glam Halloween Tablescape (you'll also see a preview below) to inspire all those last minute Halloween preppers!

Anywho, it's time for your weekly Outside [the Box] party! You best believe I'm ready to see your outrageously amazing projects!!
Outside [the Box] No. 8: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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21 Black and Gold | Glam Halloween Tablescape

Some years I’m all about the cheese when it comes to decorating for Halloween... goofy cartoon characters, dancing skeletons, painted styrofoam props, you name it-- the cheesier the better. However, this year I shifted my focus to a more sophisticated feel-- with the exception of our scary doors of course. I think it has a lot to do with my new-found fondness for gold. Especially paired with Black.

Black and Gold Glam Halloween Tablescape | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

I blame it on my good friend Brynne and her glorious Gold-Leafed Art. It was love at first sight. I’m so enamored by it, I may even consider changing this whole black and white thing to black and gold obsessed....

If the past is any indication of how we decorate for the holidays *cough Independence Day cough* I typically create a tablescape just to host a Pinterest-inspired delicious dinner for friends and family. And this year Halloween is no exception:

Black and Gold Glam Halloween Tablescape | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

But before getting any further, I just wanted to make it clear that my dear friends at Wayfair helped sponsor today’s post. They gave me freedom to post about whatever I wanted and buy/make stuff from wherever/however I wanted (since I’m a procrastinator, just about everything was purchased/found locally). But their site is STOCKED with some seriously sophisticated finds- they aren’t paying me to say that- pinky promise. And look they even have a section dedicated to gold. Ok maybe I just used their search feature but whatevs.


Black and White Obsession Wayfair Sponsored Post Graphic | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

What they really wanted me to tell you was that they’re running a Halloween Decorating Contest. And the winner gets $500 to spend on the Wayfair site. Cheah, coolest company or what?! So after I finish chatting about our tablescape, head on over there and show them how you decked out your schmancy, frightening, or cutie-patootie home/room/porch for Halloween.

13 #thriftscorethursday Special Halloween Edition

You guys are in for a treat er trick today! Brynne, Cassie, and I invited some of our blogging pals to show you how much fun it is to score second-hand costumes!

We dug through the racks of our local thrift stores and picked some of the cutest, scariest, funniest, weirdest, coolest costumes we could find! We hope you'll join us in this Special Halloween (2 week) Edition!

#thriftscorethursday Week 38 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Guest Posters: Stephanie from Sand Paper and Glue and Corinna from For My Love Of

If you're new 'round here, normally Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper along with our surprise guest host’s: Stephanie from Sand Paper and Glue and Corinna from For My Love Of invite you to show off your thrifted treasures.... However, this week we have a NEW challenge for you!

We invite you to show us your THRIFTED COSTUMES! Whether you're the thrift store champ and bought it all secondhand or you've pieced it together we want to see them! Simply snap a pic of your thrifted costume and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your creative Halloween getups.

0 Outside [the Box] No. 7

Welcome welcome welcome to this week's incredible Outside [the Box] party! I cannot wait until you see our features this week, they're mighty pretty!!

Outside [the Box] No. 7: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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13 How to Save Clothing using Rit Dye

Continuing with the digging-through-a-bunch-of-old-photos (remember #thriftscorethursday last week?!), I came across these pics on a successful experiment attempted years ago while fixing a dress with Rit Dye. It was back when I was renting from my pops, hence there’s a stove (remember we don't own one) and some old-school vinyl... the flooring not the records. And today I’m going to show you How to Save Clothing using Rit Dye:

How to Save Clothing Using Rit Dye- Before and After | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

This pretty little dress almost brought me to tears after washing it ONE time before even getting the chance to wear it. You see those pretty little *evil* red-dyed-wooden beads? Well, the dye from suckers seeped onto the fabric part of the dress during its first solo wash of doom.

7 #thriftscorethursday Glass Obsession Take Two

If you remember waaay back to our Fifth Thrift Score Thursday, I admitted my glass obsession and have since shared a few pieces of said collection-- namely just the Decanter Set, Drink Dispenser, three pieces from the best thrifting weekend ever, martini glasses, and "Rare" shot glasses  but who's counting?!... we'll today I'm ready to showcase some pieces scored during a thrifting haul years ago.

#thriftscorethursday Week 37 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Guest Poster: Corinna from For My Love Of

If you're new 'round here,  Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper along with our surprise guest poster Corinna from For My Love Of, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram. Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies.

1 Outside [the Box] No. 6

Howdy y'all, another week and another Outside [the Box] inspirational party!! I simply CANNOT wait for you to see the fantastic features we have this week! Without further ado:
Outside [the Box] No. 6: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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6 #thriftscorethursday School Lockers

Welcome back to #thriftscorethursday I'm so glad you're here!! I've got a few announcements to make before we get the show on the road!

First, Brynne and I are proud to announce our new PERMANENT host... Cassie from Primitive and Proper!!

#thriftscorethursday Cassie's treasures from Primitive and Proper
You better believe my expression resembled Clark Grizwold on Christmas when everything was confirmed. You guys are going to LOVE her, she co-owns a barn sale full of vintage and handmade items. So you KNOW she's a thrifting superstar!

Now I know what you're thinking, but I REALLY wanted to join in and guest host- don't worry y'all we're still accepting entries (just scroll to the bottom for those deets). In fact, today Anna from LeCraftur is back (remember? Brynne and I bombarded her with questions about her Thrift Shop?!).

Next, I’m over at All Things Thrifty today sharing a fabulous Rain and Snow Printable you simply DON'T want to miss! Click the image below to hop over there when you're done here!
Free Printable: Black and White Rain and Snow Wall Art DOWNLOAD| All things Thrifty contributor Trisha D from Black and White Obsession

Alright let's get this party started!!!!
#thriftscorethursday Week 36 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Guest Poster: Anna from Le Crafteur

If you're new 'round here,  Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper along with our surprise guest poster Anna from Le Crafteur, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram. Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies.

5 Outside [the Box] No. 5

Welcome back to Outside [the Box]!! I'm so glad you're here to celebrate all things inspirational. I cannot wait until you see the features we have this week- they're absolutely INSANE!!
Outside [the Box] No. 5: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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16 Free Halloween Print: Frankenstein Wall Art

I know I’ve already declared my love for Halloween, but seriously, I just can’t get enough! I think a lot of the fondness comes from my love of change… especially since the last decorating holiday, Independence Day was over three months ago!

Which is why I was super excited when Holly (from Design Dazzle) organized this event (with over 110 talented friends) to bring you these spectacular Halloween ideas! You’ll be sure to find SOMETHING with all the costumes, parties, décor, printables, recipes and crafts galore!! So stay tuned until the end of the post!

My piece of the holiday hop is this Funky Frankenstein Wall Art (which you can download below): 
Free Halloween Print: Frankenstein Wall Art | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

The whole printable is inspired by the song “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. To me Frankie is short for Frankenstein and since there's already an 80's Halloween vibe, I thought the Michael Jackson's Thriller coat would be a fun addition.

11 #thriftscorethursday Fancy Chairs

Can you believe its OCTOBER already?! Not only is it October (one of the fun months out of the year) but we're also celebrating just over 1,000 entries for #thriftscorethursday!! I'm still pinching myself!!

If you're new 'round here, Brynne from The Gathered Home and our guest poster Ashley from Bigger Than the Three of Us, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram. Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies.

="#thriftscorethursday Week 35 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Guest Poster: Ashley from Bigger Than the Three of Us

9 Outside [the Box] No. 4

Welcome back to our FOURTH week of Outside [the Box]!! I've been having so much fun enjoying all YOUR killer projects... especially the Fall and Halloween ones! I hope to see many more this week!!
Outside [the Box] No. 4: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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9 #thriftscorethursday Travel Trailer Dinette

Welcome, welcome, welcome my friends. Another Thursday is upon us and we have some killer thrift scores in the hopper.

If you're new 'round here, The Gathered Home and our guest poster: Stephanie from Sandpaper and Glue, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram. Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies.
#thriftscorethursday Week 34 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Guest Poster: Stephanie from Sandpaper and Glue

3 Outside [the Box] No. 3

Welcome back to Outside [the Box]!! We're so glad you're here and we simply cannot wait to see what you've been up to!!
Outside [the Box] No. 3: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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18 Movie Themed, Halloween Door Decorations

Howdy!! This month's Craft Lightning challenge (hosted by Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts) was to create a Halloween Craft in 15 minutes or less. I chose four different movies that had memorable yet somewhat easy masks like the late Heath Ledger's JokerBlack SwanJigsaw, and V for Vendetta:
Movie Themed Halloween Door Decorations: V for Vendetta, Saw/Jigsaw, Joker/Batman, Black Swan | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Back in the day I was REALLY into scary movies... around the time when the first three Saw movies came out. I remember that inviting friends over for a scary movie marathon was my idea of the perfect Halloween celebration (along with Haunted House trips of course).

As I grew older, I became even more fond of Halloween. One night a year you get to dress up and become someone else? Sign me up! Then I met my boyfriend and one of our very first projects as a couple was designing and making our Zombie Lego Man Costumes.
Which is why over the next couple weeks, you will see many Halloween related posts....

7 #thriftscorethursday Mid-Century Modern Eames Bubble Lamps

Good day my friends, and welcome to #thriftscorethursday! My co-host Brynne from The Gathered Home and our guest poster Michelle from Weekend Craft (welcome back, love!) invite you to join in on our weekly secondhand challenge.

Simply snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so we can all marvel at your goodies. Awkward?! We’ll we’re just getting started!

#thriftscorethursday Week 33 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Guest Poster: Michelle from Weekend Craft

8 Outside [the Box] No. 2

Welcome back to Outside [the Box], we are so glad you're here! I'm pinching myself with how successful y'all made our very first week!! The inspiration is simply out of control!!

We are ready to showcase YOUR fantastic out-side-the-box projects. From spooky Halloween Decor, to dreamy room updates, to thrift store revivals,  - we simply cannot wait to see them all! Speaking of thrifty... in case you've splurged on some secondhand goodies recently, I also co-host to a fun #thriftscorethursday hashtag party over on Instagram. So be sure to stop back on Thursday!!

Outside [the Box] No. 2: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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7 FONTS FONTS FONTS: 15 Fun, Edgy, & Free

Are you ready for another set of free fonts?! This time, I’m really excited because they’re some of my favorite geometric-ish fonts. Since I tend to overuse that phrase I decided to spare you and label it 15 Fun, Edgy & Free Fonts!!

Since I've gotten a few font resource requests from various projects (like the Outside [the Box] Link Party graphics, our beer bbq sauce recipe, or the John Legend’s All of Me Inspired Desktop Backgrounds), I thought showing off some of my font addiction would help feed yours- you're welcome! This time ‘round, let’s source edgy/geometric-ish fonts:
FONTS! Fonts! Fonts! 15 Fun, Edgy and Free. | Monthly font series by www.blackandwhiteobsession.com // perfect for parties, invitations, weddings, printables, Christmas Cards, + more.

You can find all the fonts for free by clicking the links below:

--} Radical // Line and Draw One of my FAV's!
--} Stoked // Bamq
--} Bodacious // DeLarge
--} Stellar // Red Moon Rising
--} Fly // Paranoid
--} Ridiculous // Polar Vertex
--} Sick // Razor (pay with a tweet)
--} Gnarly // Variol
--} Ill // Inspira
--} Killer // Filament Font
--} Fetch // Geometric Way
--} Tubular // Creative Mind
--} Wicked // Oko
--} Tight // Nimiran
--} Righteous // Parley
--} Boss // Marte
--} Fresh // Clutchee
--} Phat // Hera

Fonts have a quadrillion uses, like printed envelopes (for those handwritten letters), printable artwork, iPhone/desktop backgrounds, birthday party invitations, Christmas Cards + a whole lot more.

But before I let you go, I simply must give a shout out to Austin from Austie Bost Fonts. You see a couple months ago, the universe came together... A font MAKER and a font LOVER. You have no idea how excited I was when a long time admired font creator left a comment on my blog asking little 'ol ME to contact her.

At first I thought "oh, no did I fail to give credit where it was due." Instead just the opposite, she wanted ME to get in on the creative process. I got to sit back and witness a font, Austie Bost Envelopes, come to life before my eyes. Never in a million years would I ever think these kind of opportunities could come my way. This is exactly why I love my job.

Now I know this font isn’t geometric but can we all marvel at it’s beauty?!
Austie Boast Envelopes Font | typography by black and white obsession | FONTS! Fonts! Fonts! Monthly font series by www.blackandwhiteobsession.com // perfect for parties, invitations, weddings, printables, Christmas Cards, + more.

So now I ask you, what kind of projects do you use fonts for?!


Are you also a font junkie? I have these wicked-awesome Pinterest boards specifically dedicated to fonts + typography and dedicated to Graphical Geniusesyou’re welcome!


Looking for more fonts within this series? You can find those here.

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13 #thriftscorethursday Mid-Century Modern Dresser

Is it just me or does it seem like every #thriftscorethursday seem like a history lesson in disguise?! Never would I have imagined I’d begin to recognize designer names and valuable pieces thanks to this series.

But before we head off to the thrift store treasures ahead, I made a big announcement yesterday (in case you missed it):
Introducing Outside [the Box] Link Party

Introducing Outside [the Box] Link Party, a place for even MORE inspiration in the form of DIY, Crafts, Tutorials, Seasonal, Printables, and Craft Projects. Hope to see you there!

This week our surprise guest host is Emily from Go Haus Go, and she’s the pro at balancing light and dark colors. I want every room in her house just for me! Although by now, I’d have probably 10 houses filled with blogger designed rooms!

#thriftscorethursday Week 32 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Guest Poster: Emily from Go Haus Go

12 Outside [the Box] No. 1

Hello and welcome to our very first Outside [the Box] Link Party! We are ridiculously excited to showcase YOUR creative out-side-the-box projects. From personalized art made from unlikely materials, to hardware store inventions, to out of this world re-purposed creations- we’re DYING to see it all!

The neat-o thing is that not only could your project be featured here, on Google + and everywhere else socially, but it’s also promoted by FIVE other snazzy blogs and their social channels as well. So picture us getting our game face on, raising the roof yelling “who let the dogs out” as you link your latest and greatest projects!

Just in case you regulars are confused, this party is entirely different than the #thriftscorethursday hashtag party I co-host in that Outside [the Box] is genius creations made by YOU whereas TST is sharing your secondhand/thrifty splurges.
Outside [the Box] No. 1: Weekly Link Party Visit www.blackandwhiteobsession.com to link up and be inspired #linkparty #outsidetheboxparty
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35 Freezer Paper | Handmade Cloth Napkins

It’s silhouette challenge time!! In case you’re unfamiliar, a bunch of silhouette-lovin’ bloggers get our craft on every month using our cutting machines. This month’s theme is Home Décor, so I’m going to show you how to make these freezer paper cloth napkins:
Handmade Freezer Paper, Cloth Napkins | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

A little backstory… Back in April, while getting ready for Snap! (a conference for crafty bloggers), I decided to sign up for one of their events… ‘Secret Sisters.’ Basically, every participant was assigned to a blogger, given free reign to freely stalk their site to get to know them. Then, participants were to make/buy three small gifts for each day of the conference keeping our identities secret. The very last day and the last gift we introduced ourselves to our secret sister. Exciting right?!

The lovely organizers set up mini questions every few days to help us make/buy the perfect gifts for our partner. Questions like favorite color, favorite candies, alcohol yay or neigh, etc.
Handmade Freezer Paper, Cloth Napkins | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com


My secret sister was none other than Sunny from Dandelion Square. She’s super creative and since the conference was all about celebrating creativity… I figured why not make some handmade gifts? Since yellow is one of her favorite colors, and we seemed to have similar styles—I made her white and yellow cloth napkins. I choose three pattern styles for the six napkins: 2 Swiss crosses, 2 feathers and 2 triangles.
Supplies to make Freezer Paper, Cloth Napkins | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Supplies

  • Fabric medium (makes the paint fabric ready) 
  • Acrylic paint Paint sponge 
  • *Bed sheet (estate sale bargain) 
  • Silhouette cameo 
  • Freezer paper 
  • Rotary cutter 
  • Iron 
  • Sewing machine (not shown) 

*Since the sheets are secondhand, run through the washer before you begin (since they're white- I recommend the hottest cycle with bleach).

Handmade Freezer Paper, Cloth Napkins Tutorial | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Instructions 

  1. Cut 6 square napkins from the bed sheet using a rotary cutter (seriously the best tool ever!). Ours were 9.5” square including .5” seams, which is ‘cocktail size.’ This size fits fine on the standard 12” silhouette mat (napkin size varies according to this). 
  2. Using your sewing machine, miter each corner of the napkins. Here’s a handy tutorial from my dear friend and fellow thrift lover- Tanya at Dans le lakehouse. 
  3. Design your ‘stencils’ using Silhouette Studio. 
  4. Place your freezer paper waxy side down on your mat and cut using the following settings blade 3, speed 3, thickness 10 (be sure to test since machine/weather may vary). 
  5. Iron your designs to each napkin with the waxy side down. Be sure to concentrate your efforts around each cut. 
  6. Like recommended in my directors chair tutorial, mix 1 part acrylic paint to 2 parts fabric medium. Place scrap paper/fabric under your napkins and then paint. 
  7. Let dry for about an hour. Gently peel away freezer paper stencils. 
  8. Let dry over night. Place scrap fabric over the painted design and iron to seal the paint.
Handmade Freezer Paper, Cloth Napkins Tutorial | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Handmade Freezer Paper, Cloth Napkins Tutorial | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Handmade Freezer Paper, Cloth Napkins Tutorial | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
I must admit the process became somewhat tedious after the second or third napkin to which stamping may have been easier. However, they still turned out lovely!

Freezer paper is so versatile and the possibilities are simply endless. Which style is your favorite?


Want to see More Home Décor, Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are sharing our projects today, so flip through the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
Our Sons & Daughters Wood Shims and Word Art Simple DIY Canvas Art Pallet Signs Chalk Paint Pumpkins with Fabric Leaves Make a Personalized Scarecrow DIY Wall Art for the Bathroom Decoupaged Fall Leaves Lampshade Gimme A F.A.L.L! Eat SOMETHING Sweet Baby Love Quilt Big Reveal Sketching Inspiration for my little Dancer - September Silhouette Challenge Family Feature Presentation Wall Art Last Unicorn Shadow Box Makin' my office a little more artsy fartsy Family Command Center DIY Grandparents Sign with Photo Frame Dream Big Little Girl Canvas Art Fall Pallet Sign {Grateful, Thankful, Blessed} Pumpkins and Apples Sign Handmade Freezer Paper Cloth Napkins


Linking up to Tried and True and these other parties.

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