So today, I was going to share a Kmart hack DIY project, where I transformed a test tube vase with gold glitter.  Problem is, once I put the glitter on the glass test tubes, they no longer fit through the holes in the timber stand. #diyfail

glitter test tube vase

So instead I am going to share with you some other clever Kmart hacks I have found, where people have taken an ordinary inexpensive piece of home decor from Kmart and personalised it to make a unique piece, or just used it in a way that it doesn’t look like a bargain find.

Kmart hack perfume shelf

Image: @kristie_marie

This was a Kmart mirror.  Kirstie’s husband took out the mirror and added some shelves to display perfume bottles.  Now that’s clever.

kmart hack pom pom blanket

Image: @rivertheodore

Christina from @rivertheodorehacked gave this Kmart grey knit throw a facelift by adding pom poms to it.  Read how Sam made a colourful pom pom blanket last year.

kmart hack leather strap vase

Image: @lewisandlou_home

Take a plain Kmart vase and add a cool leather strap.  That’s what Lewis & Lou Home did and it looks great.  You can buy the straps from their website and yes, they ship to Australia.

Kmart hack terrarium


Art is Sand in New Zealand created this beautiful coloured sand succulent terrarium using a Kmart hurricane vase.

Kmart hack hurricane vase hydrangeas

Image: @zuno9

Here’s exactly the same hurricane vase, but with a beautiful display of hydrangeas.  Whilst the vase isn’t hacked, it just goes to show how different the same item can look depending on the way you style it.

Kmart shelf

Image: @2230paulasplace

Paula gave this plain timber Kmart shelf a coastal look with white spray paint and some pretty coastal decor accessories.

kmart hack pot plant

Image: @aquaabundance

Jenni from @aquaabundance has created a beautiful setting in her home with her Kmart hack pot plant stand.

Customising a mass produced item is a great way to personalise your decor and give you something unique.  If you’ve hacked something we’d love to see it.  To see more great hacks search these hashtags #kmarthack #ikeahack #targethack #potterybarnhack