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Abbie M
Abbie M
  • Hometalk Team
  • Brooklyn, NY

5 Brilliant Ways to Use Paint Stirrers to Make Home Decor!

10 Materials
$20
1 Hour
Easy

Turn ordinary paint stirrers into extraordinary home decor with these genius ideas!

Check out the video for the materials & how-to's!


5 brilliant ways to use paint stirrers to make home decor
First lay out your paint stirrers and two square wooden dowels. Cut the paint stirrers in half and cut the dowels in 4 equal sections.

Next, staple 4 cut stirrers onto two cut wooden dowels. Creating a mini pallet shape. Repeat this two times.

After that, staple 4 regular sized paint stirrers onto the two ends you just created. Repeat this on both sides.

Next, staple two regular sized stirrers onto the bottom & glue two more stirrers on the inside.

After that, add paint stain, or leave it raw!

Now you have a mini- crate to display flowers in!

5 brilliant ways to use paint stirrers to make home decor
First, paint full sized paint stirrers a color of your choice.

Next, grab an embroidery hoop and stable them all the way around.

After that, grab a second embroidery hoop & staple the stirrers onto that one as well.

Next, add some stain!

After that, grab a piece of cardboard and trace the bottom. Cut out the circle with a craft knife, and hot glue it to secure.

Now you have a basket to store toys, blankets, the possibilities are endless!

5 brilliant ways to use paint stirrers to make home decor
5 brilliant ways to use paint stirrers to make home decor
First, line up your stirrers & mark them.

Next, cut them to size and drill holes to attach.

After that, paint stain or leave them raw & attach using nuts and bolts.

To create the letter "O" I used a grapevine wreath that I also added flowers too.

Now you have a rustic word display to dress up any bland mantle or shelf!
5 brilliant ways to use paint stirrers to make home decor
First, paint the edges of the paint stirrers.

Next, add some stain!

After they've dried, hot glue the stirrers to a lampshade.

Now you have a one of a kind lampshade!


I hope this inspires you to look at ordinary objects and turn them into extraordinary home decor!



5 brilliant ways to use paint stirrers to make home decor
5 brilliant ways to use paint stirrers to make home decor
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3 questions
  • JeanMarie Sullivan
    on Sep 27, 2018

    How do you get that many new paint stirrers?

    • Jerri
      5 hours ago

      I bought 2 gallons of paint at Lowe's. I asked if they had paint stirrers. My local Lowe's keep the stirrers behind the counter out of sight and away from customers. I was told that people were walking up and taking the entire bucket of stirrers for crafts. I agree with Em, above, that it won't be long before customers that buy paint will have to buy stirrers too.


  • Sarah Evartt
    on Sep 29, 2018

    Where can i find the instructions to make the hanging light?

    • Crystal Melancon
      on Oct 5, 2018

      All you need for a hanging light is some cord with an electrical piece on one end, some electrical wire connectors, a lightbulb socket, and a lampshade. You can buy lamp kits at Walmart or any home improvement store.

  • April K. McNair
    on Oct 26, 2018

    I would love to try the table project. What else did you use?

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  • Venia5578
    on Oct 11, 2018

    Great Ideals. Thank you.

  • A.J.
    on Oct 24, 2018

    I'm stoked about using paint stirrers on a table top. Looks great. Thankyou for the idea. I appreciate your creativity.

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