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diy domino coasters Petticoat Junktion thrift store decor makeover challenge 2

Good Morning and welcome to our first ever Thrift Store Decor Makeover Challenge.

It’s going to be a monthly thing around here.

I posted about the makeover challenge on Sunday because I couldn’t wait to tell you about it!

For the challenge I made…..

diy domino coasters Petticoat Junktion thrift store decor makeover challenge series

DIY Dominoes Coasters from my thrift store finds.

And if that wasn’t enough…..

diy domino magnets Petticoat Junktion

I made Dominoes Magnets too.

dominos thrift store purchase Petticoat Junktion

It all started when I found these pretty dominoes at the thrift store right up the street from me.

Now that tag says I paid 99 cents for the bag of dominoes but since I get the “better with age”  discount, they were only 70 cents.

I loved the color and clear acrylic look.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them but I had to have them anyway.

I found inspiration on Pinterest.


diy project cork Petticoat Junktion

The roll of cork has been in the workshop for a while.

The granddaughter and I use it for all kinds of projects.

I purchased it either at Hobby Lobby or Michaels…can’t remember.

domino coaster project Petticoat Junktion

I laid out the dominoes….


cutting cork Petticoat Junktion

…then used a razor blade to cut the cork.

The one with the yellow handle worked the best.

Probably because it had the newest sharpest blade.

Elmers glue Petticoat Junktion

Then I used Elmer’s glue to adhere the dominoes to the cork.


setting glue Petticoat Junktion

I set a weight on them while they were drying.

The next part is where I tell you how I messed up.

making domino coasters Petticoat Junktion

I glued the dominos to the cork but I didn’t glue the dominoes to each other……duh!

You guys wouldn’t believe the number of times I mess things up.

I grabbed the E-6000 and a toothpick and ran glue in between the dominoes.

I let the glue harden and they were done.

domino coasters Petticoat Junktion

I only had enough dominoes to make 3 coasters.

I started to just make a pair but what the heck.

A trio sounded better.

domino magnets Petticoat Junktion project

I had three dominoes left and I spotted the magnets hanging on the pegboard….brainstorm.

domino magnets Petticoat Junktion Thrift Store Decor

I have to say the magnet project was much easier than the coasters.

Although neither project was hard.

I would give both projects an easy rating of 2 on a scale of 1-5…1 being the easiest.

Seriously, they’re both great projects for kids to make.

Just watch them around the E-6000.

That stuff is pretty potent.

I would estimate the cost of both projects to be about $2 considering the dominoes, magnets, cork, and glue in the equation.

See more coasters here and some vintage magnets here!

Thrift Store Decor Makeover Challenge Number 1

Visit everyone and tell me your favorite makeover.

Have a great day,


Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Kathy, I love that “better with age” discount! I get those, too! What a clever idea to make coasters with the dominoes!

  2. Great gift idea..next time I’m at the thrift store, I’ll be checking out the used games…thanks.

  3. What a great idea! The magnets are sweet too. So glad I’m not the only one who has those ooops…I have them often. As for the age discount – I do the happy dance every time!

  4. These are so stinking cute! They’d be perfect for game night. You are just so creative with your finds. Thanks for inviting me into our thrifty group. Looking forward to the fun!

  5. Very cute and clever idea Kathy! I love these coasters. This was so much fun..and right up my alley.

  6. They are so cute…I’ll have to find some dominoes now! Thanks so much for including me in this awesome challenge!