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10 Upcycled Crafts with Unusual Thrift Store Finds

Thrift stores are a treasure trove of hidden gems, filled with items that have the potential for a second life. With a little bit of creativity and some crafting skills, you can transform these items into something functional and beautiful.

Plus, not only are you giving these items a new purpose, but you’re also helping the environment by reducing waste and promoting sustainability. So go ahead and give these 10 unique upcycling craft ideas a try and let your creativity run wild!

Have you ever walked into a thrift store and found some incredible, one-of-a-kind pieces that you just had to have? But then, after bringing them home, you realize they don’t quite fit in with your decor or style. Well, fear not because today we are going to show you how to take those unusual thrift store finds and turn them into beautiful and unique upcycled crafts that will elevate your home decor game.

Why Will I Love Upcycling My Thrift Store Finds?

Upcycling is all about taking something old or discarded and transforming it into something new and useful. In a world where fast fashion and throwaway culture have become the norm, upcycling offers a more sustainable approach to crafting and decorating.

By using thrift store finds for your projects, you are not only saving money but also reducing the amount of waste in landfills. Plus, upcycling allows you to tap into your creativity and create truly one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect your personal style.

We’d love for you join our crafting community to find more nature-inspired DIYs and upcycled craft ideas. It feels good to repurpose and upcycle!

10 Unique Upcycling Crafts with Unusual Thrift Store Finds

Have you ever come across a wine glass holder at the thrift store and wondered “what can I do with that?”. Well you can check out this craft idea:

There’s often really uniquely shaped storage boxes that make wonderful surfaces to craft on!

Create something holiday-themed with an inexpensive wooden surface from the Thirft store.

A lovely family sign is another great option for any type of wooden wall decor.

Old and outdated jewelry boxes are a common find at the Thrift store. They come in all different shapes and finishes but you can easiliy transform it in to something that suits your style instead.

From an old rusty metal lantern into an adorable Easter-themed decoration.

Using a variety of expensive nick nacks, you can make a really style center piece for the holidays!

It’s amazing what a little paint and decoupage can do to transform a piece that’s seen better days!

Picture frames are available in abundance at the Thrift store and them make for some really unique transformations. Check out this Thanksgiving wall art we made with an old picture frame.

We absolutely love the way this project turned out, you can see the before and after in the Facebook Live video.

Upcycle Something Amazing

So, the next time you visit a thrift store, don’t just look for trendy clothes or vintage furniture – keep an eye out for unusual items that can be upcycled into something amazing. From old picture frames to outdated kitchenware, the possibilities are endless.

Not only will you save money and help the environment, but you’ll also have fun creating unique and personalized pieces for your home. So go ahead and give these 10 upcycled craft ideas a try, and let your creativity run wild! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed with the results.

More Thrift Store Crafts to Make at Home

Check out a few of our other upcycled thrift store crafts!

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