12 Upcycles Using the IOD Candy Cane Cottage Transfer
Let’s be honest. I’m a sucker for an IOD transfer. I just love them all and they’re so easy to use! So when IOD unveiled the 2023 Candy Cane Cottage transfer, I couldn’t wait to play! So I dug through my junkin’ stash to see what I had that could use an upcycle. Here’s what I came up with.
No. 3 Framed Santa
I found this cute little frame at a flea market and stuck it back for future use. This Santa was perfect! I transfered him onto some cardstock and stuck him in the frame. I think I’ll go back and add a black background so he’ll pop more. How cute will this be for holiday decorating!
No. 2 Silver Tray
Vintage silver trays are so easy to upcycle! This one got a thin coat of Fusion’s Ultra Grip to ensure the paint would stick, then two coats of Victorian Lace in preparation for the transfer. The roses on the handle gave a nod to the roses on the transfer. I dry brushed some metallic Vintage Gold along the edge of the tray and finished with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat.
No. 5 Enamel Plates
I was giddy when I found these three vintage enamel plates in a stash at an antique mall. Oh, that red rim! So each plate got one of the transfers from Candy Cane Cottage. I used the tree, Santa, and candy canes on these. These are just for decorative use so I sealed them with Beeswax Finish. They can sit in an easel or hang on the wall for extra cute holiday cheer!
No. 4 Large Framed Santa
So this frame wasn’t a vintage find, but it was inexpensive and perfect for the large Santa. I found this frame at Dollar Tree. I used some Christmas sheet music scrapbook paper as the perfect drop back for the Santa. He was a tad too tall, so I actually cut part of his legs off and then transferred the boots onto his stubby legs. You sure can’t tell he used to be taller!