Here’s a cheap & simple way to add custom decor to your home. It’s easy enough to hit your local thrift store and find generic secondhand items that you can then add your own touch to.

For this DIY I’m using a vase I found at the Salvation Army at 241 Lonsdale Avenue for $1.99. For the custom look I’m adding twine and repurposed jewelry.


What you’ll need:

  • Vase
  • Mod Podge (white glue)
  • Brush
  • Clothes pegs
  • Old jewelry
  • Twine
  • Rock or glass jewels (optional)


First I added a coat of Mod Podge to the rim of the vase. I then wrapped the twine and a necklace around the rim. I used clothes pegs to keep the twine and jewelry in place while the glue dried. I also added a shell detail to the front using a jump ring.


Once the glue was dry I was ready to fill my vase. I added rocks to the bottom then placed a bunch of pussy willows to the middle of the rock pile. The rocks help keep the pussy willows standing up in the middle of the vase.


Here it is! It took under 30 minutes to add some funk to my boring thrift store vase.


I found the perfect home for my updated vase in my living room with the rest of my thrift store, dump, garage sale rescues.


Until next time… Happy crafting!