Category: DIY

Upcycled Mirrors: Four Ways to Ensure a Great Reflection of 2021

What ideas do you have to give a thrift store mirror a royal makeover?  Please share your ideas and results to inspire everyone’s DIY efforts.  And in the process, make it your New Year’s resolution to help save the planet by shopping at Goodwill to keep things out of landfills and to give items a new purpose.

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$5 Holly, Jolly, Affordable – and Sustainable! – Wreaths

I love getting a good deal on Christmas decorations (even if I have to wait a year to put them up!) But I also love the sustainability of thrifting items like this. Somebody else previously enjoyed these wreaths. Maybe they got new ones. Maybe they moved. For whatever reason, they didn’t want or need the wreaths anymore. They could have thrown them away, but instead of taking up space in a landfill, the wreaths are hanging on my doors now.

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Winter DIY: Thrifted Items Get Silver Upcycle

Celebrate the season by creating Winter scapes that will shimmer and shine until Spring.  Transform a collection of thrift store glassware, votives, and silver platters into a magical, winter wonderland for your tabletop.  

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You’ll Ace This Spelling Bee: Create Letters with Repurposed Pieces

Here’s a smart DIY project that will give you straight A’s when you do it. Use pieces of scrap wood and repurpose letters to create block letters that will certainly be your type!  Whimsical and fun, spell out words with these colorful letters or select ones that make your name, your state, your sweetheart.   

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