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 ›

Farm Sign and Country Wall Decor on a Cabinet Door

Farm Sign and Country Wall Decor on a Cabinet Door

While on a Junkin’ Journey to Blue Ridge, GA, I found a cabinet door / cupboard door that just screamed BARN! It would be perfect for upcycling into a farm sign or country wall decor, give how much it resembled a red barn. So, I snapped it up and brought it home with me. Read more ›

25+ Cool Gifts for Guys that are Upcycled and Repurposed

25+ Cool Gifts for Guys that are Upcycled and Repurposed

If you have a guy to shop for, then you may struggle with gift-giving…and you are certainly not alone! So, instead of buying presents at the mall, maybe it’s time to take a different approach with these upcycling ideas. Whether you’re looking for birthday gifts for him, romantic gifts for him, or even best man gift ideas, this collection is for you. Trust me – there are some cool gifts for guys that you can make and he will love!Read more ›

Upcycling a Pants Hanger into a Belt Organizer or Belt Hanger

Upcycling a Pants Hanger into a Belt Organizer or Belt Hanger

Alright, I have to confess- this project is SOOOO simple that it probably doesn’t warrant a full blog post. But I put one together anyway. I hope you don’t mind…who knows, maybe it’ll come in handy for you anyway. Especially since they are a practical gift for him: a belt hanger or belt organizer that’s made from vintage pants hangers!Read more ›

Tea and Coffee Canisters as Wooden Gift Boxes

Tea and Coffee Canisters as Wooden Gift Boxes

Every now and again, I spot a set of tea and coffee canisters at the thrift store. They vary in design, but they are almost always made of wood and are ripe for upcycling. Especially this pair of canisters, which were missing lids and reminded me of wooden gift boxes.

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Unique Plant Gifts in Vintage Soup Mugs

Unique Plant Gifts in Vintage Soup Mugs

Springtime is definitely the season for parties and the need for small gifts. Bridal showers, Mother’s Day, end-of-year teacher gifts…you get the picture. While the requisite bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers is a perfectly pleasant gift, sometimes you just want something a little more unique and/or memorable. And as strange as it may sound, I have the perfect idea that uses vintage soup mugs!Read more ›

Domino Clock as Playroom Wall Decor

Domino Clock as Playroom Wall Decor

My husband, Jon, is a game guy- computer games, board games, card games. To combine my love of vintage with his love of games, our home office is decorated with old wooden game boards from the 1930s-1950s. They make for great wall decor and it’s been a fun challenge to hunt them down. So, I decided to build him a domino clock to hang alongside the vintage games.Read more ›

Make Your Own Necklace with Scarf Material

Make Your Own Necklace with Scarf Material

I am a hardcore scarf person; once the weather cools down, a long flowy number becomes my best friend and go-to accessory. And while I love a vintage scarf, they are often damaged and flawed, making them perfect for upcycling projects. So, I decided to make a chunky necklace with the scarf material from this pretty floral scarf that I recently found.Read more ›

Wine Charms or Wine Glass Tags with Vintage Cracker Jack Toys

Wine Charms or Wine Glass Tags with Vintage Cracker Jack Toys

Once upon a time, an acquaintance of mine  found some vintage Cracker Jack prizes at an antiques store. She thought that they would be perfect for upcycling into wine charms. And she very generously shared some of her collection with me so that I could make my own wine glass tags from them.Read more ›

Repurposing Old Jewelry as Ribbon Bookmarks

Repurposing Old Jewelry as Ribbon Bookmarks

Unlike most people, I still read regular books (as opposed to the Kindle/Nook route). Hopefully I’m not the last person on Earth reading…brick and mortar(?) books. Which means, I am always in the market for bookmarks so that I don’t dog ear the pages. Anyway, I decided that turning some of broken jewelry into ribbon bookmarks would be fun to do.Read more ›