Heart Decor for Valentine’s Day

Heart Decor for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day nears, you start to see allllll the heart decor. From wreaths to tchotchkes and everything in between, there are hearts everywhere- whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not!Read more ›

For the Love of Shiny Brite Ornaments

For the Love of Shiny Brite Ornaments

Just about every vintage-collector I know has one thing in common: they all have a soft spot in their hearts for Shiny Brite ornaments. Perhaps they just love all things vintage Christmas, but they always have a special affinity for Shiny Brites. And I, of course, fall into that same adoring category, as well!Read more ›

100+ Upcycle Ideas and Projects

100+ Upcycle Ideas and Projects

I know it doesn’t seem possible that yet another year is drawing to a close, but indeed it is! Which means the time has come for the Thrift Store Decor Team to reflect on our best and favorite projects and upcycle ideas from 2022! (Which makes this post a great one to keep in mind when you’re about to step into a thrift shop or estate sale.)

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Upcycling Ideas for Wooden Bowls

Upcycling Ideas for Wooden Bowls

Wooden bowls are one of those things I see at thrift stores that always make me pause while browsing. Now, if I see immediately that they are made from bamboo or pieced together, I keep on walking by. But, solid wood or beautifully turned by a woodworking artist? I absolutely stop and almost always buy!Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Halloween Ghost Decorations

Upcycling Ideas for Halloween Ghost Decorations

Over the years, I have made a LOT of Halloween projects for my blog. And while there have been many jack-o-lanterns and haunted houses, I’ve also created a good number of Halloween ghost decorations from various things, too.Read more ›

Non-Pumpkin Fall Decorations

Non-Pumpkin Fall Decorations

I’ll be the first to admit that I absolutely LOVE pumpkins when it comes to decorating for Fall. I have “pumpkinized” countless thrift store items over the years, and yes, there will be MORE in the future. But even I recognize the fact that they can be easily overdone. So, I thought it’d be fun to create a post about non-pumpkin fall decorations in case you would like a bit more variety, as well.Read more ›

Crafts to Make When It’s Hot Outside

Crafts to Make When It’s Hot Outside

The entire Thrift Store Decor Team has been bemoaning the same thing recently- “It’s too hot outside to work on projects!”. In fact, you may have noticed that the last few projects that I’ve posted on the blog required very little (if any) time outdoors. And we thought our friends and readers might ALSO be looking for craft ideas that can be done inside at this time of year.Read more ›

DIY Ideas for Patriotic Decorations and Recipes

DIY Ideas for Patriotic Decorations and Recipes

Between Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, and the 4th of July, summers in the USA are chock full of red, white, and blue. So, the Thrift Store Decor Team and I decided it would be fun to pool our resources and put together a collection of upcycling ideas for patriotic decorations. AND, since some of our team members do recipe posts, they included a few festive food ideas, as well!

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Upcycling Ideas for Unique Embroidery and Cross Stitch

Upcycling Ideas for Unique Embroidery and Cross Stitch

Stitching of all kinds- embroidery, cross stitch, etc.- has surged in popularity over the past few years. So, I thought it’d be fun if I put together a collection of upcycling projects that involved unique embroidery and cross stitch. Because, let’s face it- when you think about it, the stitching options are truly endless.

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30+ Upcycling Ideas with an Easter Aesthetic

30+ Upcycling Ideas with an Easter Aesthetic

Even though I already have a collection of upcycled Spring ideas as a blog post, I thought it might be fun to put together one that solely focused on an Easter aesthetic. Between bunnies, eggs, baskets, and beyond, there are plenty of Easter-specific repurposed projects that you can make for your home!Read more ›