DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 485 with party tips

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 485 - Chair key organizer, screen signs, fan art, shovel waterfall, plus! Click to visit all up-cycled link party projects and bring your own!

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 485

Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific

Hi all, and a happy upcoming weekend to ya!

Well, according to the post feedback HERE on whether we should continue these parties or not, once again I was met with an astounding ‘yes, we love them!’ and ‘don’t change a thing!’

Maybe that’s why I love antiques so much… because some tried-and-true things just work in today’s world! So I’m happy to bring you another wonderful post filled with up-cycled inspiration to get your own creativity into high-gear!

To keep the interest high in this party, here’s some tips to keep it the best it can be…

Party tips you can do:

Share the top picture of this post on Pinterest or Facebook.

The #1 reason I create a round-up picture at the top of this post is so it’s easily shared, bringing new eyes to the party link-ups! Thanks for your shares, they really do help!


Give the project links or pictures a click / visit.

If you see something you like, please click the link in their feature, or click the pictures inside the link-up widget as a ‘thanks, that’s super cool!’ Bloggers get compensated with visits.

And be sure to pin and share their work direct from their own blogs too! If you click THIS button, you can also repin highlights from the party.


Comment about your project

Did you link up this week? Why not comment to tell us a little about your project, with the # you linked up as to help inspire added visits?

A story is so captivating! It’s much like reading a magazine word for word. You notice more things in the pictures if you do! 

Why did you make what you did? What surprised you most? Try it out and see!


How to link up

Linking up to this up-cycled projects link party is easy!

  • Copy your blog post tutorial link.
  • Click the blue button at the end of this post.
  • Paste your link, then add the other criteria it asks.

Boom! You’re in!

But you don’t have to be a blogger to join in! You may also share your projects here that are posted on your social media. For Facebook, right click/copy the ‘time’ you posted to generate the direct project link.

So, since coming back from my vacation, I still haven’t really made anything new, but I have cleaned up a ton to get me triggered in the right direction! Does anyone else like nesting first, then getting into it?

journal writing

I did write a post though on something I ask myself before each day ends though… it’s been helpful keeping me in check if I’m spending my days to make the most of them, no matter what you do or don’t get done.

If you tend to float some days wondering what that was all about, I encourage you to READ THIS POST and implement this question into your day. 

So while I (likely) clean yet another thing today, I’m pushing for a miracle and make something cool over the weekend like you guys are cranking out!

Here’s a fine collection of highlights from last week’s party from you guys…

Broken shovel waterfall by Gardening In The Shade, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Broken shovel waterfall by Gardening In The Shade

I am a HUGE fan of the sound of running water. Add a few upcycled shovels to the mix and you have the PERFECT garden art project! Be sure to click on the short video in this post… it sounds magical!

Buffalo Checked fan blade garden art by Organized Clutter, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Buffalo Checked fan blade garden art by Organized Clutter

Not JUST a fan. This cutie resembles a bow or even a flower in Buffalo Checked style! Gorgeous farmhouse garden art feast for the eyes!

Faux trowel flowers garden art by Color Me Thrifty, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Faux trowel flowers garden art by Color Me Thrifty

Shiny bling enhances any garden, however these look like colourful jewels! Learn how easy it is to make these beauties!

Repurposed chair back key organizer by Homeroad, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Repurposed chair back key organizer by Homeroad

This post will encourage you to study the shape of things, because this chair back is EVERYTHING! Isn’t this the prettiest key organizer you ever did see? Click to check out the drastic before!

Farmhouse window screen grain sack signs with hooks by Organized Clutter, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Farmhouse window screen grain sack signs with hooks by Organized Clutter

Carlene had me at those decadent grain sack designs (um… hello reproduction vintage!) however add them to a vintage window screen with hooks takes this little project over the edge of goodness! I love a pretty and productive project and this one does it.

Click the post for the stencil links.

Denim photo frames by Pillar Box Blue, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Denim photo frames by Pillar Box Blue

I have always adored the rugged texture of weathered denim so it’s no surprise that I fell hard for these denim covered picture frames. Aren’t they the coolest?! Click for the full tutorial.


What did you make this past week? Link up below!

Party Highlights on Pinterest from Party Junk.53 PM

~ Blah blah linkup rules ~

1. UpcycledDIY home decor projects only please. Items for sale must be in tutorial form on your blog. NO FOOD NOR NEW CRAFTS please.

2. Linkups must be your own work, not another’s.

3. Only projects new to this link party please, to keep things fresh. Repeats may be deleted.

4. By linking up here, you’re cool with me featuring you on my blog,  Pinterest, Twitter, FJI Facebook with a link back to you, or its own new LINK WIDGET with no additional permission required.

5. No need to link back to the party in your posts. I would love it if you shared the first gallery picture instead. Thank-you for helping inspire others!


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8 thoughts on “DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 485 with party tips

  1. Donna
    I love your Instagram stories!Thank you for hosting.
    This week I am sharing a bead garland that I made from a broken trivet
    in a FREE box at a yard sale…I love free junk 😉
    xo Lisa S

  2. Hi Donna, thank you for featuring my denim frames. Loved your piece about paddle boarding, I actually tried it for the first time in BC too, when on holiday to Salt Spring Island last summer.

  3. Welcome back, Donna! Hope you feel relaxed and renewed from your time away!I’m glad you decided to keep the party; great excuse for me to stop over every week and see all the wonderful projects;) And hopefully it does good things for you,too! Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  4. I am swooning over the shovel water feature – how creative is that! Woot woot, glad to hear the party is continuing and as is – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it 😉 LOL Happy trails this weekend, Donna! xo

  5. isn’t it cool to see how others are using the stencils you designed and sold? organized clutter certainly advertises very well for you – she seems to use almost every stencil you’ve created and her projects are great spokesitems [like spokesperson – haha!] to sell more! way cool!

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