DIY fall decor using upcycled items from thrift stores

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Fall is a great time to bust out new decorations, but you don’t have to break the budget to make your house stand out. Making your own fall decorations is a great way to save money and help the environment at the same time. From floating shelves to fall clothing accessories, here are 8 fall decorations you can make from common thrift store items.
Cake Stand Display
Nothing says fall like fresh pumpkins. You can proudly display these fall staples using an old cake stand, or build your own from… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Give goods, find goods, and do good on National Thrift Store Day

If you’re the type of scavenger that lives for finding hidden gems in vintage shops, then you’ll want to mark August 17th on your calendar. That’s when National Thrift Store Day returns to encourage everyone to support their local thrift shops and score secondhand goods. New York City is taking this initiative a step further by bringing awareness to the day’s charitable component and reminding us why it would do a world of good if we went the thrift store route instead of buying brand new…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building