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.

Looking for a video tutorial? 


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. These look so sharp! I would love to try this out on some white bathroom accessories.

  12. Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} says:

    Love , love, love these! I have wanted one of those blankets for years but they are so expensive. This is a nice compromise:) xoKathleen

  13. reinventedkb says:

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

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

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

  16. Those are beautifully done….I don’t see any evidence of “not being perfect.” Very bright and pretty!

  17. Your creativity has no limits. Love the stripes on a white background. Thanks for sharing at http://www.fabifabu.com/2017/02/19/inspiration-galore-project-party-22/

  18. I just LOVE the way those stripes look! I always love colorful things, but sometimes the color can be overwhelming. Those little stipes add just the right amount of color. I also love that you used thrifted items instead of buying new! Pinning! 🙂 Lisa

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa! That’s what my entire blog is dedicated to- repurposing thrifted and vintage items, and never buying new. 🙂

  19. Hi Sadie! I found your post through the Family Joy Blog Link-up and just love what you did with your thrift store finds! I love thrifting and am so glad to have found your blog! 🙂 Pinning this one!

  20. So cute and so fun!!

  21. Those are lovely! Thanks for sharing this!

  22. LOVE the colors! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  23. acraftymix says:

    What a lovely idea Sarah and those Hudson Bay stripes sure do jazz up the boring white ceramic canisters an dishes beautifully.

  24. Can your creativity be purchased in bottle form? I’ll take 5 please. This iconic look is magnificent!

    I’ve featured you this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk 367. Thanks for linking up!

  25. These look spanking brand new! You’re so good at this and I’d love to have a tiny bit of your creativity. I was in the craft store today looking for copper paint and I felt like a fish out of water. Maybe I should stick to baking! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  26. These are beautiful. What a great idea and you did a lovely job with these jars. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  27. Beautiful job of representing the iconic Hudson Bay blanket stripes. . Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  28. Ava's Alphabet says:

    This project turned out great!I love the simple stripes. Pinned and sharing. Thank you for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. I hope you will join our next party starting Sunday at noon EST.

  29. They are beautiful and I love the colors! Greetings from warm Chicago! 🙂

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thanks, Lillian!! It’s hard for me to imagine a warm February day in Chicago…after spending my first 18 Februaries up there!! 😉

      • This winter has been SO mild! We got two days of snow storms and then it quickly went up to 50 degrees. Besides a few 20-30 degree days, it’s been super mild. It’s incredible!

  30. You are so creative, and it’s so obvious what you’re referring to, even in the unexpected form of porcelain! What a clever idea!!

  31. Dee Bell says:

    Really beautiful results! Thank fir inspiration.

  32. As a European I have no clue what Hudson’s Bay is, but I love the idea of matching different pieces gathered from thrift store by applying same pattern. I can easily imagine using this idea to create a tea set etc.. Btw, I love stripes almost as much as polka dots 🙂 Great inspiration.

  33. Lori Jones says:

    Wwhat a fun project!! Thanks for the tip about the oven!! Question.. if one was going to put it in the dishwasher, is there a special kind of sealer I should use?? and would I need to put it in the oven again?? Thanks

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      There are lots of waterproof sealants on the market- in home improvement and hardware stores- that you could try. I can’t guarantee that’ll work because I’ll be handwashing (or, even just gently wiping them down/dusting), as necessary. There are also ceramic-specific paints that are a lot more expensive but should bond to the ceramic more permanently than the basic craft paint I used.

  34. Toni M Grann says:

    I am a Hudson Bay fan and have been collecting blankets – your idea with the ceramics is EPIC!! Thank you so much for your obvious talent and for sharing!!! I can’t wait to try it out – and I have MS so I am not a very good do it yourself person but I will try this – so we will see lol Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      You are so very welcome, Toni! I really do love the blankets- and have yet to find one in my secondhand shopping adventures. But it’s definitely on my bucket list of things to find…but faking it with these decor items is a LOT cheaper. I’m so happy you found my tutorial- happy crafting!

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