DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 496

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 496 - Candle vases, concrete pumpkin, map wreath, felted pumpkins, paper art, plus! Features and an up-cycled link party. Bring yours over!

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 496

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Hi all!

I’m so into fall right now it isn’t funny. All our leaves have gone crazy, making one of the prettiest nature paintings possible.

This past week I visited my sister who lives about an hour away from me, and we took in some nature walking. Once I check out the pictures, I should have one very pretty post sharing our mini adventure!

Bike ride down Kettle Valley Railway Trail

Which inspired me to write about my PAST visit to my sister’s HERE! Gotta start keeping up with all my adventures here!

We took a long awaited bucket list bike ride down a trail I’ve always wanted to do… and this pretty post was the result!

I wasn’t successful in getting a project done last week, so let’s peek at yours from last weekend’s party…

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 496


Candlestick bottles with bay leaves by ElsaRblog, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Candlestick bottles


Candlestick bottles with bay leaves by ElsaRblog

The concept is simple, but what a gorgeous outcome! Have you ever thought about vase candle holders before? Let the dreaming begin! This lovely tutorial shares what was used and how it was done!

Hollow concrete pumpkin candles by A Crafty Mix, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Concrete pumpkin candle holder


Hollow concrete pumpkin candles by A Crafty Mix

Now, before you assume this may be a purchased pumpkin hollowed out to make this cool glowy candle holder, best take a peek inside this post. This was 100% handmade with concrete! Mind-blowing.

Paper pumpkin art by Homeward Found, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Mixed media pumpkin art


Paper pumpkin art by Homeward Found

Some beautiful papers and creative sketching come into play with this wonderful paper pumpkin art assemblage that is positively gorgeous as wall art… or, anything! Love the tone-on-tones giving off that perfect fall vibe. The post tells all!



Felted pumpkins and Halloween jewelry by Sadie Seasongoods, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Felted pumpkins in a toy truck for fall


Felted pumpkins and Halloween jewelry by Sadie Seasongoods

‘Tis the season to grab the kiddie trucks so they can be filled with felted wool pumpkins of course! But this post shares so much more. Take a peek inside to see the felted jewelry made with felted wool as well! SO creative!

Fall map wreath by Pillar Box Blue, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Fall wreath made with maps and faux acorns


Fall map wreath by Pillar Box Blue

Who knew vintage maps could become the perfect companion in graphics and fall tones for a whimsical fall wreath? Fantastic tutorial is included in this post!

Piano harp wall art by A Pretty Happy Home, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Piano harp wall art


Piano harp wall art by A Pretty Happy Home

It isn’t every day you see the perfectly implemented piano piece as amazing wall art! What a beautiful head-turner! Read the story and info on how it was hung in this post.

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

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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!


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11 thoughts on “DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 496

  1. thank you so much, Miss Donna, for so graciously including my ‘scrap paper pumpkin art’ in your feature! and my GOODNESS what amazing company my little project is in – those map leaves! the teeny felted pumpkins! the piano harp *on the wall* made my jaw drop! (and lordy, i know exactly how monstrous a task hefting those babies is. we took two of them out of two baby grand piano carcasses to turn them into wine bars… ‘heavy’ doesn’t even come close!)

    i don’t have a ‘junky’ project to share this week – the faux painted dollar store pumpkins i worked on don’t really qualify! LOL

    • …. but wait! i DO have a junky project to share this week!!! LOL

      i found something old while i was looking for something else, and i put it with the newly-painted dollar store pumpkins. and now they’re JUNKY! so happy to join in again! ~ deb

  2. Hello good morning, thank you very much. I’m so glad you enjoyed my project. I love your blog and I will follow it with great affection. Good weekend ☻♥

  3. Oh my goodness that little truck filled with felted pumpkins is ADORABLE! Happy Thanksgiving, Donna – hope you have a wonderful long weekend.

  4. Donna, you have THE BEST community of readers! I am continually inspired by all the folks who link up each week. Thank you for all the love on the piano harp art. It is fun to share projects with everyone.

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