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« on: December 23, 2013 04:58:23 PM »

I was invited to three white elephant gift exchanges this week, and I was looking for those perfect unusual gifts to bring.  I decided on altering some fantastically awful thrift store treasures.



This last one is a dorky motivational poster that says "RISK:  It's not the circumstance, it's your reaction to the circumstance."

I've loved making these and foresee an explosion of altered thrift store paintings in my house!
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013 05:00:44 PM »

What a great idea!  Love the UFO one.   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013 09:18:06 PM »

this is very awesome. SO AWESOME.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013 01:15:05 PM »

These are stupendous.  I especially like the first one.

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013 08:30:47 AM »

HAHAHAA!! This is so fun! What a great idea for a white elephant exchange! I'm going to one tomorrow and wishing I had seen this earlier.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014 07:11:59 AM »

Awesome use of ugly pictures.  The UFO is priceless.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014 10:44:02 AM »

These are hilarious -- but the UFO totally takes the cake. Great thrifting!
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014 08:58:48 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014 07:35:07 AM »

Absolutely perfect for a white elephant exchange.  How did it go?
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2014 10:49:30 AM »

Thanks, everyone. Sorry I haven't been back to respond sooner  Embarrassed

My altered art was well-received! The recipient of the UFO painting (my favorite) said she was going to display it in her kitchen.  The other two went to one of my cousins, and he said he was either going to put them up in his office or give them to clients, haha!

I have two more pieces of horrible art that I will eventually get around to putting my own touches on them. When I do, I'll post them!
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2014 07:58:48 PM »

That is hilarious!  Love the idea of the white elephant gift exchange too - I may have to pass this onto a friend or two who would love it too.  I especially love the alien cow abduction one.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014 03:07:05 PM »

I missed these first time around, but I'm glad I caught them now. They're awesome!
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