Hudson’s Bay Inspired Winter Décor

Hudson’s Bay Inspired Winter Décor

The colorful stripes of a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket are burned into my childhood memory, thanks to a great-uncle in Canada. He had gifted one to my parents as a wedding gift, and it came in awfully handy during the classic Chicago winters of my childhood. And while the blanket itself is long gone, I was able to purchase an amazing tote bag using one that had been repurposed!

Vintage Hudson's Bay Point Blanket repurposed into tote bag by Hawks and Doves owned by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

My beautiful bag…and project muse!

When I got it out during the holidays last year, I realized just how iconic those stripes are…and how fun it would be to give an inspired makeover to some humdrum housewares from the thrift store. Because, you know what? White ceramics- bowls, jars, crocks, pitchers, mugs, etc.- positively litter the shelves at most secondhand shops. And it didn’t take me long at all to find some excellent makeover contenders.

DIY Hudson's Bay Point Blanket inspired winter decor by painting stripes on white ceramic pieces from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

White ceramic canister? Perfect for a makeover!

DIY Hudson's Bay Point Blanket inspired winter decor by painting stripes on white ceramic pieces from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

…and more blank canvases!

Once I had my thrifted ceramic “canvases” in hand, it was time to give them a simple makeover to replicate the Hudson’s Bay look. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

First, I color matched craft paint using my tote bag as a guide in red, yellow, green, and blue.

DIY Hudson's Bay Point Blanket inspired winter decor by painting stripes on white ceramic pieces from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Can you say color match?

Then, I used my rotary cutter set to create thin strips of painter’s tape, which I wrapped around each ceramic “canvas”. I pressed the tape down as much as possible to keep the paint from bleeding under.

DIY Hudson's Bay Point Blanket inspired winter decor by painting stripes on white ceramic pieces from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Prep work: DONE!

When I was satisfied with the tape placement, I carefully stippled paint in between strips of tape…creating the quintessential Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket stripes!

DIY Hudson's Bay Point Blanket inspired winter decor by painting stripes on white ceramic pieces from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ohhhh, I hope this works out…

After the paint stripes dried, I gingerly removed the tape. Now- even though I have no intention of ever running one of my décor pieces through the dishwasher, I decided to “cure” my paint job in the oven. I set all three pieces in an oven-safe dish inside a cold oven. I pre-heated the oven to 300°F, and when the oven reached temperature, I set the timer for 30 minutes.

DIY Hudson's Bay Point Blanket inspired winter decor by painting stripes on white ceramic pieces from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Just as insurance…

After 30 minutes, I turned the oven off and left everything inside to cool down naturally. Once everything was room temperature again, I removed everything from the oven. For further insurance, I gave each piece a light spray of clear sealant. THEN they were ready to be displayed!

DIY Hudson's Bay Point Blanket inspired winter decor by painting stripes on white ceramic pieces from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh my gosh- LOVE!

Aren’t they fantastic? I just adore how they turned out, even though the paint job isn’t 100% perfect. I can fill them with pinecones or branches…or just leave them empty. And for the canister, I sanded down the top and conditioned it to give it a clean, fresh surface (the original shellac had started to chip away).

DIY Hudson's Bay Point Blanket inspired winter decor by painting stripes on white ceramic pieces from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Which piece is your favorite?

These are a nice change of pace from my go-to flannels and plaids for winter…and such a fun way to jazz up plain housewares from the thrift store.

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Yes, please! ♥ Fantastic job, as is your norm, Sarah.

  2. Becky Siebert says:

    Those are amazing. As I am Canadian I always have a fondness for Hudsons Bay stripes. Brings me back to my childhood. Great job.

  3. Very creative, now you have a lovely set of items!

  4. So cute! Can you do that with just regular acrylic craft paint, or does it need to be something special? Fun!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      I did it with regular acrylic, but there are special ceramic paint that would be more scratch resistant!

  5. Oh my goodness, these turned out great! Love them. 🙂

  6. Your excitement and creativity gives me enthusiasm! Love your blog, Sarah. You come up with great, original ideas.

  7. This Canuck says these are fabulous! You ALWAYS come up with the greatest ideas, Sarah.

  8. Nancy Walden says:

    I appreciate the tip on curing the paint in the oven!

  9. You have such an eye. Those three pieces are perfect together!

  10. Nice jôb, and love the bright colors.

  11. reinventedkb says:

    That is a great idea. Those are darling.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  12. Oh I love the Bay! We used to live in Canada and I remember those stripes! Such a fun addition to your thrifted jars!!

  13. They look great, I love a splash of colour like this.

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