This post is part of a 31 day series – “31 days to decorate your home on a budget.” You can read all the posts in this series here.
One of the biggest ways you can save money decorating your home is to “think outside the box!”
Repurpose items typically used for one thing into something totally different. And the best part is, most of the things that are amazing repurposed items are things you can get for FREE or almost free!
Coffee filters (costing about about $1.50 for 100-150 filters) aren’t made just for use in your coffee maker –they also make terrific wreaths!
These are brown coffee filters (you can buy them in the store like this) not used ones. Although I have seen people dye white coffee filters other colors to make wreaths too.
And here is some more inspiration for repurposed décor for you from Pinterest!
Don’t just toss the old cabinet doors into the trash – repurpose them into wall art perfect for interchanging pictures.
Or a serving tray with a dollar store vinyl saying
Pickle jars aren’t just for change, they make adorable candy pedestals!
Old frames without glass can become a “wreath” or wall art
Soup cans can become candle holders with a fun design.
An old book can become a beautiful book page wreath.
Old sweaters become beautiful wraps for your candles.
Plastic bags become a fun wreath (perfect for winter!)
Wire baskets made fun vintage light fixtures.
Old pie pans or plates make a beautiful 3 –tiered stand perfect for organizing in your craft room or for serving food at your next party.
Old windows become pretty vintage décor
Old shutters can be remade into a headboard
And old Ball canning jars can be outdoor lanterns,
Or candleholders! :)
And of course we have already discussed the many possibilities of things made from old pallets
And one last amazing repurposed item –
Empty toilet paper rolls become beautiful wall art,
or a wreath
So have fun looking around you and re-imagine the things you see being used in a unique and different way for beautiful décor in your home!
Do you have anything repurposed in your home?