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Incorporating Recycled Materials into Your Wedding Decor

Give your wedding decor a classic touch with these DIY projects made from recycled materials. We've included pictures of "hidden treasures" as examples of the recycled materials you could start each project with. Use your imagination to transform them any way you like!

A trip to the local thrift store can often yield hidden treasures you can transform into stunning wedding centerpieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you’re an eco-minded gal or just looking for some stylish custom pieces to spice up your wedding décor, we hope you find some inspiration here.
Image from Pintrest, originally Found on    

Project 1
Vintage furniture can add a touch of classic beauty to your wedding. For example, turn an old writing desk into a fancy guest sign-in table just by sanding down the old finish and adding a new coat of paint. Match the color to your chosen wedding palette or your personality. Or just leave it the way it is, timeless and well-loved. Symbolic! Add a display of your favorite photos with your beloved, a cute journal for your guests to record their messages, a classic style stand-up pen with ink base and poof, you’ve got a beautiful conversation piece greeting your guests at the reception.
Image From "tire swing stories" blog by Brittany Smith

Project 2
I recently attended the wedding of two globe-trotting love birds and fell in love with their vintage style! One of my favorite pieces of their wedding décor was an old suitcase with the lid left open on the gift table to hold wedding cards from their guests. A lot of old suitcases have fun patterned fabric on the inside, and if not, simply cut out a funky wallpaper sample to cover the inside of your thrift store find. Taking the wishes from your friends and family where ever you venture in your new life together, how lovely!
Image from "Slow Your Home" Blog Article "7 Beautiful Ways to Reuse Empty Glass Jars" by Brooke McAlary

Project 3
So simple, so cheap, but oh so sweet! Collect various size glass jars from the thrift store, wash em up and they instantly become candy bar accessories or vases for your tables. Add a custom touch with printed labels commemorating the date and your names or initials and affix them to each jar with clear tape. Find some eclectic spoons for candy scoops and dress up the table with goody bags for the candy, napkins, and a nice tablecloth. For added flare, weave some small twinkle lights around your display. Fun and done!

We’d love to hear your stories of thrift store finds transformed into fabulous wedding favors, please share your ideas in the comments section.  


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