These thrift store fall decor makeovers are easy, affordable, and stylish. Try one of these ideas to add some autumn flair to your home!
Fall Decor on a Budget
Are you looking for a way to update your fall home decor but need to do it on a budget?
Check out these 5 thrift store fall decor makeovers! Each of these projects are simple, affordable, and will add some fabulous autumn style to your home. The best part, they can all be completed in just a few minutes! So head to your local thrift store, gather your supplies and get started today. Your home will be adorned in high end looking, fall decor in no time!
5 Thrift Store Fall Decor DIY Ideas
The thing about showing ideas for thrift store home decor DIYs is that thrift store finds are very personal and circumstantial. I mean, what I can find at my store and what you can find at your store are often two very different things.
So, when we DIY bloggers share our ideas they are mostly for inspiration and entertainment. But not this time! Each of these DIYs can easily be replicated. All of the items shown can often be found at thrift stores.
Pedestal Fruit Bowl
This was so easy to make it’s almost embarrassing. That being said, I had to share it because I just love how it turned out. And I’m hoping that it shows you that you can take a couple of ordinary, everyday items and repurpose them into something truly unique and stunning.
Simply hot glue a wooden salad bowl to a glass pedestal and you have yourself a high end fruit bowl that looks like you spent a load of cash but you didn’t.
Antique Recipe Display
I found this wooden bowl on my last thrift shop. I’m not even sure why I was so drawn to it. There was just something about it’s shape and delicate wood bands. So I bought it even though I had no idea what I was going to do with it.
Then it hit me. It would make a beautiful recipe display. I often go digital when it comes to finding recipes but every once in while I like to turn to the old family recipe box and pull out an actual paper card.
This idea can be recreated on any small wooden tray or shallow bowl.
To make simply:
- Paint the piece with white chalk paint and then wet distress it.
- Spray paint the clip black, distress it with a little bit of the white chalk paint, and then hot glue it to the top, middle of the inside.
- If you want to hang it you can attach wall hanging hardware to the back. Another option is to hot glue the back of a picture frame to the back of the tray so that you can lean it.
- Download my Free Best Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe. This is a keeper and has been in the family for generations. Then print out the charming recipe card, display it, bake it, and then eat it! Delicious decor, no?
Faux Leather Display Stand
This one is much like the first thrift store fall decor DIY but with a twist. It’s another great example of how simple items can be magically transformed into beautiful, high end decor with just a bit of imagination and creativity. Oh, and a hot glue gun.
I found this gorgeous faux leather tray on one of my thrift shops. (The picture does not do it justice.) It instantly spoke to me and told me exactly where it wanted to go. A few shopping trips later the candle stand also made it’s way home and a perfect match was born.
A quick coat of matte black spray paint on the candle stick and a generous dollop of hot glue was all it took to turn these two modest items into:
- A stylish soap stand perfect for displaying all of your fall soaps and lotions
- A stand to display decorative fall items. Such as candles, mini pumpkins and acorns
- Display serving tray for fall treats and pastries
PRO TIP: To make this exact look simple spray paint a pie or cake pan light brown. Using dark brown antiquing wax, dab on swirls and marks to create a faux leather look. Just don’t use it to serve food unless you put a glass plate in between the food and the painted tray.
Faux Stone Pumpkins Thrift Fall Decor
Every once in a while you can luck out and find a jack pot of Halloween decor. On one lucky trip I came across these plastic pumpkins. They weren’t super high end but they were cheap. A few coats of paint for the base colour followed by a few coats of faux stone spray paint and Voila! elegant fall decor that cost next to nothing.
Pair these up with a few light gray and white pumpkins and you have a lovely fall display fit for a magazine.
Copper Farmhouse Fall Pitcher
All this banged up, gritty looking copper vase needed was:
- A couple coats of white chalk paint and then a bit of distressing with a damp cloth. You want some of the original copper to shine through.
- Dollar Tree flower decals that were then painted with the same white chalk paint and then a touch of copper chalk paint was add to each to create a bit of dimension. Next, these were hot glued to front of the pitcher.
- Lastly, add some fall flowers or wheat to the pitcher and display.
Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts on Thrift Store Fall Decor
Fall is the perfect time to get crafty and what better place to start then at your local thrift store? The projects shared are just a few examples of what you can create using everyday items.
Decorating your home in high end fall decor doesn’t have to be expensive. Save some money by checking out your local thrift shop for inspiration and start picking up some pieces that you can use in your own DIYs.
What are some fall decor items you like to look for at the thrift store? Be sure to share in the comments below.
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