By now, we know that DIY’s are all the rage. However, many DIY projects are just so modern. What about the clever crafters who prefer something with a little bit more vintage charm?
Here, we’ve put together 18 DIY projects with the vintage-lover in mind. From lacy candle holders to teacup tealights and a vintage key DIY that will make your heart skip a beat – here are some amazing ways to make you new things look old, and your old things look even older.
01. Cover a wall in vintage plates.
Vintage plates can be found at thrift stores for amazingly low prices. Use them to cover an unused wall and give it some vintage charm.
02. Embellish rusty old keys.
Got a bunch of key s lying around that you don’t know what to do with? Upgrade them with bronze spray paint and appliques for a look that is vintage and gorgeous.
03. A vintage crate boot rack.
You can use as many crates you like to create this awesome shoe storage system – much more elegant than piling muddy boots on the floor.
04. Make a pallet into a wall organizer.
Wall organizers are very vintage (think about how an antique shop displays their smaller items). You can use pallet boards to create an organizer, perfect for hanging utensils or storing spices.
05. Create a music box in a book.
This incredible DIY turns an old book into a charming music box. Click the link below the picture for a step-by-step tutorial.
06. Decorating with vintage books.
Vintage books are rife with amazing typography and cover art, making them excellent decorations for your home. Just make sure you don’t accidentally take apart any first editions.
07. Update jars to lace candle holders.
This amazing DIY will give boring jars a much needed facelift, and give your dining room table some vintage charm in the process.
08. Make use of vintage crates.
Vintage crates give your home a charming, rustic feel, and can be used for storage.
09. Turn teacups into adorable tea lights.
Use floral teacups and candle wax to create adorably candles that would look amazing clustered together on a dining room table – especially with some gorgeous bouquets.
10. Letter your dishes.
Upgrade some floral thrift store dishware by adding some old-fashioned lettering. You could even use the plates to spell a word and hang up on your walls.
11. Spruce up some spools.
Wooden spools are incredibly cheap at craft stores, and by wrapping them in thick, textured yarn, you can create some brilliant vintage-inspired decorations for your end tables.
12. Create some whimsical drawer decor.
Turn a simple cardboard box into a useful, charming piece of vintage storage. This DIY would be perfect for storing jewelry or sewing supplies.
13. Make a girly vintage jewelry box.
You never thought that Pringles could be turned into something vintage, but by following the steps in this DIY, you’ll have a femininely festooned vintage box in no time.
14. Dye glass jars to create a look straight from the past.
Tinted glass definitely has a cool, old-timey feel. Check out the DIY below and turn your kitchen glassware into something out of a swinging door saloon.
15. Make a handy and adorable jewelry holder.
An old picture frame and some lace join forces to create this jewelry holder with a vintage feel.
16. Decorate with charming lace balls.
Spray glue dollies to a balloon and allow to dry. After the dollies are hardened and dried, pop the balloon – You’ll be left with the perfect decoration for a wedding or baby shower.
17. Create a keepsake photo pendant.
Putting a photo of a loved one on a necklace is a great way to keep them close. Add some vintage flair by putting the photos in black and white.
18. Distress a piece of furniture.
By distressing a coffee table or desk, you can give a piece of furniture a great update while also paying homage to a throwback -Plus, everyone will think you’re awesome at antiquing.
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