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Upcycle a Cupboard Door Into This Surprising Thing

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When we replaced our bathroom vanity, I saved the cupboard doors because they were real wood. I’ve seen people turn cupboard doors into cute trays, but I really had no use for a tray. I wasn’t sure what I would use it for until….. today!

Today’s craft is part of a Craft Blog Hop hosted by Celebrate and Decorate. Don’t forget to see everyone’s ideas at the end of this post! If you are visiting from Home is Where the Boat Is then I’m so glad you stopped by!

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Have you seen those cute fabric bags at Walmart? I love reusing gift bags, and these fabric bags are a great way to “wrap” oddly shaped gifts. I bought a bunch for half price after Christmas a few years ago so that I could craft with them. Just think of the possibilities! You can easily stuff one and sew it shut to make a pillow. You can cut it and make a framed picture.

Upcycled Cupboard Door

I bought these fabric burlap bags after Christmas at a big discount.

I had saved a cupboard door from our old vanity. I painted the edges white with craft paint.

I spread mod podge to adhere the fabric to the door.

I ended up putting mod podge on top, too.

I adhered grosgrain ribbon with a glue dot runner.

I also switched the handle with a brown one.

I put a nail-less sawtooth picture hanger on the back.

It looks so cheerful on my wall!

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So I hoped to just use Mod Podge on the back of the fabric. But it seeped through to the front, changing the color in spots. To fix that, I just went ahead and put Mod Podge on the top side, too.

My red grosgrain ribbon was from Fabric Wholesale Direct. Their 50 yard roll came in two 25 yard rolls, and it seems like it might last me forever! I have made a lot of projects with it this Christmas season. The ribbon really helped finish this project by covering the cut edges of the fabric bag.

I tested out adhering the ribbon with Mod Podge, but the Mod Podge seeped through the ribbon, so I used glue dots from a glue dot runner instead.

Lastly, I love using these nail-less sawtooth hangers. They come in so handy, and are so very easy to install– so much easier than tiny nails or screws and a little bracket. I really don’t know how I managed before I bought a bag of them!

P.S. I found another great way to reuse a Cabinet door right here!

Upcycled Cupboard Door with fabric bag

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  1. This is so cute and such a cute way to use an old cupboard door! We will soon be redoing our bathroom and I am thinking I better save those cabinet doors. The bag is SO cute, I think I could use those on wreaths too! Adorable for the holidays! Merry Christmas!!

  2. How clever, Liberty! There’s nothing like a good upcycle, and this looks so cute! I love the vintage bike design. I have some doors I removed from a hutch awaiting a craft project in my basement. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Liberty, how clever and unique — a craft project that would never have occurred to me! I love how you thought outside the box to create a festive holiday decoration.

  4. Great idea Liberty! We just happen to have those exact same doors and handles. I’ll have to keep this in mind if we ever change them out :).

    Happy holidays!

  5. Liberty, don’t you just love those after holiday sales 🙂

    Such a cute idea for a recycling an old cabinet door.

    Adding the ribbon around it was a nice finishing touch.

    I picked up a door at the thrift store a while back and think that I can make something similar out of fabric,
    Will need to add it to my “must try it” list

    Merry Christmas

    1. Merry Christmas to you, too! Yes, I love after Christmas sales best of all. But I really do have too many Christmas things. So I will need to start giving stuff away if I want to get new things on sale!!

  6. I will never look at a cupboard door in the same way again! What a clever creation, and the gift bag is so cute! Love the red ribbon “frame”,.. Merry holidays to you!

  7. I love the bicycle. I wonder if they still have these at Walmart. It’s a great idea to get them right after Christmas. This turned out so cute. Thanks for being in the hop today and Merry Christmas!

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