150+ Creative DIY Christmas Gifts

150+ Creative DIY Christmas Gifts

This year has been a doozy, hasn’t it? And here we are, kicking off a holiday season like no other before it. If you’re like me, then the idea of gift shopping is less desirable than years past. And while I still plan on shopping at smaller, local shops (and Etsy), this may be the Year of the Handmade Gift. So, the Thrift Store Decor Team gathered some of our best creative DIY Christmas gifts in case you were looking for inspiration.Read more ›

Military Decor and First Aid Cabinet for the Garage

Military Decor and First Aid Cabinet for the Garage

Ok- so, in the interest of full disclosure, I fully intended this project to be my Product Test Drive post for this month. BUT…things didn’t exactly go as planned. So, I’m putting that product “on ice”…which has a double meaning. Why? Because my plans for this small wall cabinet were to transform it into a first aid cabinet and military decor.

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Scented Sachets from Shirt Pockets as Handmade Gifts for Him

Scented Sachets from Shirt Pockets as Handmade Gifts for Him

Even though I’ve made repurposed drawer sachets once before, I had this spark of an idea and I simply had to share it with you. If you’ve been looking for ideas for handmade gifts for him (Father’s Day, Christmas, etc.) then these scented sachets are JUST what you’ve been waiting for. In other words, “Shirt Pocket Sachets”.Read more ›

Beer Coasters from Tart Tins for a Father’s Day Gift

Beer Coasters from Tart Tins for a Father’s Day Gift

Last Fall, the Mr. and I were perusing the shelves at a local craft beer store when I spotted a display of beer coasters that looked like bottle caps. I chuckled to myself because I thought it was a cute idea. But, as I walked on by, I had a “Wait a second!” moment. Read more ›

How to Make Decanter Labels from a Leather Belt

How to Make Decanter Labels from a Leather Belt

Leather belts are one of the most common things you can find at a thrift store. Which makes them a GREAT craft material for upcycling ideas. And today, I’m making some decanter labels for home bar decor. They’re so easy to make and a great introduction to leather stamping, if you’ve never tried it before.

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Wine Gift Bag from a Button Down Shirt

Wine Gift Bag from a Button Down Shirt

Dressing up a bottle of wine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re looking for gift ideas. But a wine gift bag is SURPRISINGLY easy to make if you head to the thrift store first.Read more ›