15 Charming Vintage DIY Projects for Timeless and Classic Decor

Ever since the rustic look went mainstream, vintage decor has never been more popular. If you love this look but don’t have a fortune to spend creating your own version of it, then keep reading! You will find thirty-one projects that you can easily make yourself to give your home a vintage feel. These projects won’t take up too much of your time or cost too much money, but the results you get will be impressive.

Some of these projects are decorative and will give your home lots of great atmosphere. Others also have that great vintage look, but also provide practical solutions such as storage. No matter what your needs, you will find something you can use here! So get your crafting space ready, because once you have started on one of these great projects, you just might find yourself wanting to do them all.

1. Vintage PlatesFind old

Decorative plates at thrift stores and garage sales, or raid your grandparents’ attic. Use them to cover an entire wall for a homey, vintage look that will cost you next to nothing. Find the instructions: Here

2. Wooden Crates Boot Rack

Wooden crates always look rustic, and they can be used a variety of ways. When stacked like this, they make great storage for boots, but they could also hold books or other treasures. Find the instructions: Here

3. Vintage Drawer

Any cardboard box can become useful again when you use it to make a storage drawer like this one. You wouldn’t think such a beautiful item would be so easy to make, and you can use it to store small items or simply to add ambience. Find the instructions: Here

4. Photo Pendant

This type of jewelry has been popular for centuries since it makes your loved ones feel close to you. If it’s not quite your style, consider making it as a gift for someone who loves this look. Find the instructions: Here

5. Vintage Music Box

Create a music box from an old book for an interesting twist on an old classic. You can get many different looks depending on what type of book you use, and it will make a very unique part of your decor. Find the instructions: Here

6. Lace Balls

If you love the look of decorating with balls, then try this craft. Lace doilies are attached to a balloon with spray glue. When it dries, the balloon can easily be deflated and removed, leaving a beautiful lace ball. These can be made in any size depending on how big you blow up the balloon. Find the instructions: utterlyengaged, instructables

7. Decoupage Tabletop

Cover the top of any table, desk or counter with pages from vintage books (not valuable ones!) You could even create a table runner this way. You can use text-only pages or find a book with illustrations to add more interest. Find the instructions: Here

8. Distressed Furniture

If you have any furniture that is looking tired, freshen it up with a coat of paint and then give it that vintage look by distressing the edges. It’s easy to do and will give your sturdy, wooden pieces a new lease on life. Find the instructions: Here

9. Tinted Glass Jars

Coloured glass jars from the early twentieth-century are beautiful, and you can recreate that look by simply adding dye to any interesting glass jars you can find. Put them in a window to let the sun make them sparkle. Find the instructions: Here

10. Vintage Keys

Use some old keys to add a vintage feel to any room. Painting them will give them a cohesive look with each and the rest of your decor. Find the instructions: Here

11. Lettered Dishes

Use some old dishes to let your creativity flow. Add some antique-style lettering to give them an old-fashioned charm. You can use random letters, your favorite words or quotations, or even your initials. Find the instructions: Here

12. Jewelry box

Make a jewelry box that is not only functional, but adds to your decor. It looks so sweet that nobody would guess that it was made from a container of Pringles. Find the instructions: Here

13. Lace Frame Jewelry Holder

This beautiful piece of decor is not only easy to make, but it’s so lovely that your children will be passing it down. All you need is some of your favorite lace and a picture frame. You can use it do display anything, but it looks great with some vintage costume jewelry, and even better if it’s a family heirloom. Find the instructions: Here

14. Pallet Organizer

You can usually find pallets in good condition for free, so this is the most inexpensive wall organizer you will ever find. It has plenty of storage and looks fabulous as well. Find the instructions: Here

15. Crate Storage

If you still have crates leftover from your last project, this is another great way to use them. Vintage crates look sweet, but if you can only find new ones, they will look nice as well. Find the instructions: Here