When it comes to DIY party decor you need not look any further than your local thrift shop! Today we celebrate those diamonds in the rough that constantly supply us with new mediums for invention and reinvention without asking for much in return. Whether you are a regular picker who spends hours scouring the bins of secondhand shops or you’re new to new to the game, you’ll love what we have in store. These clever crafters have found fun and exciting ways to breathe new life into objects that would have otherwise gone out with Tuesday’s trash, making them as good for the environment as they are for your wallet!
First up is a sweet little sewing project from zakkaArt that makes use of old fabric remnants. These cute Patchwork Coasters are shabby chic and a great way to repurpose clothing that is no longer wearable. Thrift shops are terrific sources of funky fabrics, ranging in all different colors and prints. This is an excellent project to use with slightly damaged garments or those psychedelic 70s prints in not-so-flattering cuts.
Next we have this Recycled Backyard Banner that makes party décor as easy as flipping through a magazine. Enter in our friend the thrift shop who has stacks upon stacks of vintage mags that will add a retro touch to your next swinging soiree.
Invitations can be so expensive these days with all the fancy pants letterpresses popping up, but Miss Emma Haynes keeps things casual with another great idea for repurposing old magazines. These homemade “Postcards” are sure to make your friends smile as they flip through stacks of bills and credit card offers to find your sweet salutation in all its DIY glory.
Here’s one for the hostess! This cheese grater turned Earring Organizer would make a great gift for the kooky cook or funky fashionista in your life. So simple, yet so brilliant, I know, I know, why didn’t we think of it?