DIY Etched Glass

Kylie CarrellUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Today is a very special day because we have a new blogger joining our team!  We are very excited to have a very dear friend Kylie.  So please join with me in welcoming her to our blog and you can look forward to learning more about her in the upcoming weeks.

Good Morning! Can you believe Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 11!)? I’m one of those people who like to scheme up gift ideas in advance, just to make sure I’m prepared to get the perfect gift for that special person. The other day I saw some etched wine glasses, and wondered if I could attempt to make some. I thought that an etched vase or jar could make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
So, I began searching on the internet and Pinterest, finding inspiration and researching different ways to make my own etched glass. I found a lot of pictures and ideas, the options are endless! Here are some of the ideas I found:

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I found a tutorial on Martha {here} but it didn’t provide a lot of detail.
It took me awhile to figure out exactly how to do this. I recommend planning out what you want to etch (monogram, shape, etc.) as well as what you want to etch on. This makes a trip to the craft store a whole lot easier. (trust me, I’m speaking from experience) haha :)

Supplies needed:


- Glass object (vase, mason jar, etc.)
- Etching Cream, I used Armour Etch, I got mine at Hobby Lobby
- Painter’s Tape
- Stencils, stickers*
- Foam paint brush
- Wood craft stick
- Temporary Spray Glue
*Using a Cricut to cut out designs on contact paper would have made getting any design I wanted a lot easier, it was hard finding stickers and stencils in shapes or letters that I wanted. 

*Warning: Be VERY careful with the etching cream, keep away from all children and animals, and protect yourself! Use gloves, and do not let the cream touch you, ever.

I’m going to show 2 different ways to etch letters

Option #1
Step 1

Clean your glass surface and prep your stencil. Also, make sure to protect yourself (gloves) and your workspace with newspaper or cardboard.


I cut out the specific stencil I wanted (using “C” for my last name), sprayed the back of the stencil with temporary glue, and centered it onto the front of the glass vase.

Step 2
Apply the Armour etch directly onto the surface of the glass.


I found the best process is to apply the cream with the wooden craft stick, and then smooth out with a foam paint brush. The brush ensures that the cream is evenly distributed.

Here’s a close-up of the cream on the surface


Step 3
Let the etching cream sit on the glass for at least 10 minutes. Most directions I found said only 5, but this was not long enough.
After the 10 minutes, rinse or sponge the cream off in warm water, but don’t remove the stencil yet. (Warning: this stuff is serious, please be careful! and do not rinse off in a porcelain sink, apparently the cream can etch the porcelain)
After trial-and-error, I realized that a second coat would help to intensify the etching. The etching in my first attempt, was really light and uneven. So next, re-apply another layer of cream and leave for 5-10 minutes. Then, rinse off cream and remove stencil.

Step 4
Thoroughly clean the glass surface, and you are finished! Ta-Da! :)


I love the cursive monogram

Option #2
I wanted to show you all another technique you can use to get the reverse effect.


I wanted to etch “laundry” onto the jar I use to hold my laundry detergent. For this, I wanted to get the reverse effect, with only the background (not the letters) etched. I used stickers and painter’s tape for this process.

First, clean your glass surface. Next, tape off the top portion of your glass, this will mark the beginning of the area being etched. Next, I put another piece of tape down to guide the placement of my letters. This helped to make sure the stickers were all lined up evenly.


When the letters are applied and lined up, remove the piece of tape below them. Place another piece of tape to mark off the bottom space of the etching area. And then apply pieces of tape on the sides, so that you have the whole area marked off. Make sure the tape and stickers are securely attached to the glass, so that cream won’t seep underneath.


Next, apply the etching cream. Be careful, because the jar can roll. And also, watch out for dripping. A few minutes into my drying process I realized a little bit of cream was dripping down the side of the jar! Oh well, it was a small enough drip that it’s hardly noticeable.


I would recommend waiting 10 minutes after applying the first layer of cream, and then after rinsing that off, add another layer and wait 5-10.
Clean glass completely and you are finished!


Once you try it and practice a bit, you get the hang of it. Now, I want to etch every piece of glass I own! haha

Here are my finished pieces:


How cute is the mustache??

Here they are!

I can’t wait to make one for my mom! I featured this DIY on my Mother’s Day Gift Giving Guide on my personal blog. You can see the whole gift guide {here}.

Until next time… Happy Tuesday Everyone!




Kylie CarrellDIY Etched Glass

Garden Party Video

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Today I wanted to share this AWeSoME new video!  Do you all remember about and a half ago when we hosted that great Garden Brunch w/ Emma Magazine.  If you missed it before you can read more about the Garden Brunch on Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market and over at Emma Magazine.  And a huge Thank you to our awesome videographer, Bonnie for all her hard work in putting this together!

Blogger Brunch_final.mp4 from Lindsey Holt on Vimeo.



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Anchors Away!

Mindy ShockCurrently, Fashion, Home Decor, The Vintage Market, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

By now you know the theme to this years market is nautical! Coley and Lindsey came up with this theme long long ago…. Little did they know, they were going to be trend setters. If you haven’t noticed, nautical is HOT right now! Home decor, fashion, design, everywhere you look, the cape cod – yacht loving look is in. So here’s some sea loving inspiration for you to enjoy! Ahoy!

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Photo Credits

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Fashion 1 – pintrest
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Throwin’ it back to April 2013!!

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Today we are throwin it back to April of 2013, just about a year ago!  After having to move to the tent in November we decided we really liked the tent, so in the tent we stayed for April.  It was a biggest market to date, with over 70 vendors and 1700 of you showed up to shop!  It was a fabulous day full of lots and lots of Junkin’ fun!  Check it out below!

To see all the pictures from this market head here and here.







We had so much fun at the Photo Booth and checking out all those AMAZING TreASUres!

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LindseyThrowin’ it back to April 2013!!

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Apparel

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On May 3rd at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market we will be launching . . .

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Apparel!
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Apparel from Lindsey Holt on Vimeo.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Apparel is a lifestyle brand from the girls at Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. Whether lounging with a cup of coffee in the morning, running errands during the day or getting dressed up for a night on the town Junk in the Trunk Vintage Apparel is for all life’s moments!

We hope you all love the feel and look of these shirts as much as we do!  We wanted to create something that we would want to wear and I have to say, we have been living in these shirts and our children too.  They are super comfy with a worn vintage feel.

APPARELCOLLAGE2Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram to join in all the fun in the upcoming weeks!

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Easter Play-Dough

Mindy ShockDIY, Holidays, Kids Activities, Pinteresting, Recipe, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Last week I asked you guys for some Easter basket goodie ideas that didn’t involve candy, and you all knocked it out of the park! Several of you mentioned play-dough. I remember my mom making play-dough for me when I was a kid, but I have never made it. You guys. . . . why has it taken me this long? It was so easy! I colored it orange, put it in a piping bag, tied a tag and ribbon around it and voila! Perfect for any kiddos Easter basket!


2 cups flour
2 cups water
1 cup salt
2 Tbs  oil
4 Tbs Cream of Tartar
Food Coloring


~Mix all the ingredients EXCEPT for the food coloring in a pot and cook over medium/low heat stirring to get the lumps out.

~Once it begins to thicken, add food coloring to desired color.

~Remove from the heat when it starts to form a big ball (be careful not to let it burn).

~ Let it cool and then kneed to be sure you get all lumps out and you’re done!

Keep in an air tight container. Play-dough will last 2 weeks.jitt.dough3

If you want to fancy it up, put it in a piping bag, tie with ribbon, and add an Easter tag. I found these cute free printable tags from (

Thanks again for the great ideas, and happy dough making!

Mindy ShockEaster Play-Dough

Throwin it BACK to November 2012!

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Well 2012 was a crazy year because we did 3 big markets!! Pretty crazy for these mothers of 3 littles. So in November of 2012 we had our 4th market. It was scheduled to be outside in the parking lot again at WestWorld, but at the last minute on Friday we had to move it indoors, into the tent at WestWorld because it RAINED all day Friday. And thankfully it didn’t rain on Saturday, but it was definitely the coolest market we have ever had.

There are so many great pictures from this market, head on over here and here for the full event posts and hundreds of FABULOUS pictures!

Check out more of the AWESOME Photo Booth Pictures here.

And be sure to check out all the awesome treasures and fun that was had by all of you on instagram .
I hope all these pictures are getting you as excited for May 3rd as they are me! I can’t wait! Head over to our facebook page for a fun giveaway! And what do you all think of our great new look here on the website?

LindseyThrowin it BACK to November 2012!

Upcycled Cake Pan Display Stand

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Confession time – Coley and I used to be Goodwill addicts. We would go Goodwill together almost every week, and then sometimes even run into each other when we hadn’t planned it! Of course that was back in the day when we had two kids between us. Now that there are 5 and a third kiddos in the picture, life is a little different. But even though my ability to get to the GW Club (that’s what the cool people call it) has decreased, my love of thrifting has not. I still turn to the Goodwill for supplies for lots of projects, and this one is no different. I saw this multi tiered galvanized tray on pinterest, and the wheels started turning. I needed something to display an item at the market, but I was not about to drop $70 bucks on it, no matter how cute it is. At the next 50% off Saturday at the GW Club, I checked out the housewares aisles to see if anything struck me, and I found these.IMG_9114I bought these cake pans for between $1 and $1.50 each and the candlesticks were less than a buck each. After some rummaging around in the garage, I found this stuffIMG_9115 Since there’s a picture of a happy lady crafting something on it I figured it would work. You have to mix the two tubes together, but man, it’s solid as a rock when it drys! Just mix and apply. i put a rock on top of each candlestick to press it together, but I don’t think it was necessary.IMG_9117IMG_9118
Originally, I had hoped to keep the cake pans their original color so it was like the inspiration piece, but they were such different tones, I settled for an antique white spray paint. IMG_9121 I popped for the expensive spray paint this time, too. There’s no going back, let me tell ya. Love that stuff. Anyway, I also opted to not glue the trays on top of each other because I figure I can just use command strips to stick them together if I want to. That way I can use them separately or stacked. I think it’s going to work out great for the market, and I can use them for Easter display too!IMG_9147IMG_9151
Have you done any fun GW Club projectS lately? Maybe I’ll see you there sometime!

bethUpcycled Cake Pan Display Stand

DIY Easter Bunny Bunting

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Perusing on Pintrest one day during nap time, I came across
THIS tutorial by She’s Kinda Crafty. It dawned on me that it’s already April and I have not put up any Easter decorations. So I found some left over scrapbook paper in Easter colors in my craft room, and thought I’d attempt this cute bunny bunting myself.


-Various color/pattern sheets of scrapbook paper
- Cotton balls (I cut mine in half, so you will need 1 cotton ball for 2 bunnies)
-Bunny template (not pictured). I drew a bunny free hand, but you could also use a stencil, cookie cutter, Cricut machine, etc.
-Twine or ribbon to hang the bunnies
-Glue gun


Step 1

Make your bunny template


Step 2

Trace your bunny template on your scrapbook paper


Step 3

Cut out each bunny (don’t make fun of my gross  well used glue gun, it’s been good to me) 


Step 4

Glue the half cotton ball tail on each bunny


Step 5

Place a small dot of glue on the back of each ear and attach to the twine


Step 6

Hang and enjoy!


This was such an EASY project, I completed it while catching up on Parenthood on the DVR. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Happy Easter, and Happy Crafting!

Mindy ShockDIY Easter Bunny Bunting

Throwin it back to September 2012

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And we’re back and counting down to the market!! And with that today we are throwin’ it back to September 2012! It was another HOT day out at Junk in the Trunk, but it didn’t fail to be another AMAZING day! You guys have been so great to us and the event continues to grow every market. September 2012 we had 70+ vendors and 1700+ people come out! It was a fabulous day, I mean just take a look at these beautiful pictures! For the full post, you can head on over to this post.


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And who could forget all the AWESOME shoppers we had and the TREASURES they found!



I don’t know about you, but looking at all these pictures, makes me SOOOOOOOOOO excited for May 3rd!!! Who else is getting excited?!

LindseyThrowin it back to September 2012