Duck Tale DIY | Thrift Store Knick-Knack Redo [Video]

It’s a duck tale DIY! A knick-knack duck tale.

I found a duck.

He looked like a duck from the ’70s or ’80s and probably lived many years in a country kitchen. Now, he was cast off to Goodwill, which is where I found him.

I wouldn’t say it was love at first sight, but I saw the potential.

duck tale diy thrift store redo before

With a little updating, I thought I could give him a new life…and so I embarked on an easy thrift store redo!

This is my duck tale but you might have nesting birds, a turtle, a fish, people, a tree, or any knick-knack that catches your eye.

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It’s a Duck Tale DIY | Thrift Store Knick-Knack Redo Video Tutorial

Duck Tale DIY Directions

Step 1: Clean Your Knick-Knack

I used a little rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to just clean any dust, grease, or grime that might have been left on the duck.

Step 2: Paint

Once it dried, I used the multi-surface paint, with a sponge brush and did 3-4 coats. The beach and feet needed a little more coverage than the rest of the body.

Painting the knick-knack duck off white

Step 3: Tie a Ribbon on It

Once it dried, I tied a simple red ribbon around the neck and…VIOLA!

That is an accent piece I would have sitting around my house!

Tie a thin red ribbon around the duck

That’s it! I told you it was easy!

tie the ribbon into a bow
Duck tale DIY Thrift store knick-knack redo finished displayed on buffet with a bottle of wine

Now, go out and find yourself a knick-knack to makeover!

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

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2 thoughts on “Duck Tale DIY | Thrift Store Knick-Knack Redo [Video]”

  1. I so love to repurpose items. Your duck came out beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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