Let's face it many of us have what I call a case of the February's. It is cold and gray and we are stuck inside. This is the time of year you either take a warm vacation or pick up a hobby.

If the vacation is a no-go I might have a hot hobby idea for you that will make it fun to wait out the rest of Winter. A new thrift art project is trending and it might just be the thing to chase away the February cold.

What is Thrift Art Crafting

If you aren't familiar with the Thrift Art craze let me fill you in. Some years back someone decided it would be fun to repurpose old paintings by not painting them over but instead painting things into the existing painting to create a whole new funky piece of art.

StudioR12Stencils via YouTube
StudioR12Stencils via YouTube

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This past Fall the Thrift Art hobby exploded again when people started creating Halloween theme art to help decorate for the holiday. That trend led to Christmas themes and now somehow we are trending aliens and otherworldly beings.

Thrift Arting is easy. You head out to your favorite thrift store, pick out an old piece of art, and start creating your masterpiece. It is a good idea to think about what you might like to paint. During Halloween people were floating ghosts in art. Now it seems spaceships are taking over but you do you and pick whatever you want.

Where to Find Art for Thrift Art Projects in the Hudson Valley

Learn How to Create Thrift Art From a Pro

If you are not sure how to get started you can watch the video below. The stencils might be a good way to start if you are not sure you are a good free-hand painter.

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Use your imagination. There are no rules. This artist painted the Death Star in a quiet country scene. This could be a fun way to pass the time with your friend while we wait for the world to warm up outside. Plus you get some fun to hang on your wall.

Upcycled Thrift via Facebook
Upcycled Thrift via Facebook
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Places to Go in The Hudson Valley for Paintings to Use for Thrift Art Projects

Top Hudson Valley Thrift Stores

Thrift shops can be gold mines for treasure for you, your home, or your office. Clothes, housewares, and gift items can all be found at great prices. Thrift shops also help recycle items. Donating an item instead of throwing it out can go a long way to helping the planet and your pocketbook.

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