If you're looking for upcycled thrift store projects, you're in the right place. The thrift store decor team has gathered their best repurposed projects using upcycled glassware, jars, and plates to inspire you.
I'll be sharing my favorite project ideas from my friends. Be sure to visit them when you're finished here to see their favorites. In addition, don't forget to check out the 100+ upcycled thrift store projects shown in the thumbnail images below.
I love painting thrift store glassware. Sarah did a super job on this Boho Vase, don't you think? She has great tips for getting the perfect coat of paint on an upcycled thrift store vase!
Cane Wrapped Glass Vase
If you have scraps of cane webbing, Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia has the perfect way to put them to use to compliment some jars or vases. She gives us all the details on how to make can wrapped vases and jars, be sure to check them out!
Color Block Painting on Glass
Think about color in the home, for a holiday, or special occasion like a wedding. Easily upcycle a vase using paint and tape. Maryann (Domestically Speaking) is the queen of painting. She will definitely show you the power of paint if you peruse her site. What color will you use?
Upcycled Glass using a Paint Sprayer
Do you have some old wine bottles? This is an easy project to do in multiples! Be sure and check out the mason jar tissue holders too.
Glass and Metallic Paints
Have you ever used metallic paints on glass? It's a little tricky, so hop over to Petticoat JUNKtion's tutorial Multi-Colored Mercury Glass. She'll have you making all kinds of great pieces for your home.
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Upcycled Thrift Store Milk Glass for Table Scapes
Christy Little has a real eye for design, and thrift store finds! Milk glass is getting harder to find these days. If you're fortunate enough to find some pieces, you're in luck because all you need to do is fill the vessels and group them with other items you already have to make a sweet vignette or table scape!
Snowman | Upcycled Plates
Upcycling glass isn't limited to vases, urns, and jars! Pam from House of Hawthornes made this adorable snowman from three random plates. She calls him Thrifty the Snowman, isn't he perfect for a winter porch?
It seriously doesn't get any easier than this upcycled thrift store plate stand. All you need is a little paint and glue and a pretty plate!
Vintage Salt Shaker Ornament
How cute is this vintage salt shaker made into a Christmas ornament? Isn't Carlene (Organized Clutter) a genius to turn this sweet shaker into an ornament?
Upcycled Thrift Store Ceiling Fan Globes
Ceiling fan globes are plentiful at thrift stores, usually at great prices. These easy solar light globes are fun to make and pretty to display.
Glass Jar Lamp
Granted, this glass jar lamp project may not be for beginners, but maybe it will inspire you to do something similar. Cindy (Reinvented Delaware) will walk you through the steps to do it yourself.
Upcycled Ball Jar
Shop at Blu (Suzanne) uses Ball jars for Christmas decor. I'm sure you could think of other items to use in the jars. Think Easter, Spring, 4th of July and more!
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Upcycled Thrift Store Projects to Inspire
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.