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 ›

35+ Embroidery Hoop Crafts

35+ Embroidery Hoop Crafts

Embroidery hoops are one of those things that are easy to find at thrift stores and yard sales, aren’t they? And they have just so many applications! Obviously, cross stitch and embroidery come to mind right away. But there are a LOT of other embroidery hoop crafts out there that are worth mentioning, especially for upcyclers like you and me.Read more ›

100 Repurposed Projects for Your Home and Garden

100 Repurposed Projects for Your Home and Garden

And just like that…2021 is coming to a close! It’s been a transformative year for me, personally- my first book was released (!!!) and we bought a house here in the Charlotte area. But it’s certainly been a challenging year once again. So, I won’t dwell on this past year’s low points But, I *WILL* spend a little time looking back on some of the repurposed projects that my friends and I (The Thrift Store Decor Team) came up with throughout the past year.

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Decorative Coasters as Upcycled Gifts

Decorative Coasters as Upcycled Gifts

Coasters are one of those things that check off a lot of boxes, aren’t they? They’re not overly expensive and serve a pretty important purpose for those of us with furniture that we care about. Decorative coasters are also easy to personalize to your unique tastes AND they fit the mold of a “general gift”. And let’s face it, this is the time of year when “gifts for anyone” can really come in handy.Read more ›

35+ Upcycling Ideas with a Thanksgiving Aesthetic

35+ Upcycling Ideas with a Thanksgiving Aesthetic

Even though I’ve assembled collections of upcycled Fall Decor projects in the past, I realized that I hadn’t done one for Thanksgiving ideas. Sure, there’s a lot of overlap, what with pumpkins and fall leaves. But getting that Thanksgiving aesthetic often means the inclusion of other symbols- turkeys, cornucopias, etc. So, I decided that another round-up of upcycling ideas was warranted!Read more ›

Repurposing Projects for Old Technology

Repurposing Projects for Old Technology

Whether you realize it or not, thrift stores are full of old technology. And by old technology, I mean all sorts of things- old computer parts, VHS tapes, typewriter tables, and even photo albums. The relics of old technology are as discarded as the tech itself, which makes them ripe for repurposing projects, if you ask me!

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