Everyone loves rustic, vintage décor. If you want nothing more than to turn your home into a classic paradise, but you don’t really want to spend a fortune doing so, I’ve got quite a treat for you.
I’ve collected 30 of the easiest and most gorgeous DIY projects that will give you that vintage décor that you want, without having to spend a lot of money or time doing it. There are so many wonderful projects in this collection, and they are all so easy.
Whether you love lacy candleholders, vintage keys, or even boot racks that give you a great vintage look and loads of storage options, there is definitely something for you in this collection.
Grab those DIY supplies, you know like that burlap that you really want to use, and let’s get turning your home into a vintage lover’s dream. Choose one project or do them all. None of them are expensive but they’re all wonderfully rustic and old-fashioned!
Sometimes it’s not about actually making something but more about how you use what you already have. If you don’t have a few vintage plates, you can pick them up for virtually nothing at yard sales and flea markets. Then just use them to cover a wall. You’ll get a beautiful vintage looking wall and it probably won’t cost you anything.
DIY Instructions: findinghomeonline
Vintage Boot Rack
Create this beautiful and functional boot rack using old wooden crates. Wooden crates are another thing that you can probably pick up at any flea market if you don’t already have a few on hand. They are the epitome of rustic and no matter how you stack them or how many you use, you’ve got a great option for keeping those muddy boots off the floor.
DIY Instructions: findinghomeonline
You can turn an old cardboard box into this gorgeous vintage drawer for storage. Keep your jewelry in here or just have it sitting around for added décor. It’s beautiful and very easy to make. You’ll need a few basic supplies like cardboard, lace, pearl garland, and other decorating paraphernalia, along with scissors and glue. When you’re finished, you can display it anywhere, although I think it’s great for the dresser or nightstand.
DIY Instructions: blog.weddingstar
This photo pendant is an excellent way to add a bit of vintage and to keep your loved ones close. Black and white photos make it even more vintage. You can wear these if you want, but they would also look great just decorating a frame or hanging from the dresser. Plus, they would make an excellent gift for someone else who loves the vintage look.
DIY Instructions: crhideas
This may be my favorite from the entire collection. It’s a music box created from an old book, and it’s easy to do and gorgeous! You can pick up an old book at any flea market or yard sale if you don’t have something that you want to use. How adorable is this? Imagine having this sitting on the table or dresser, or this is another one that would make an excellent gift for a vintage/music lover.
DIY Instructions: kayskeepsakes
Charming Lace Balls
Decorate your entire home with these beautiful little lace balls. You just spray glue dollies to a balloon and then allow it to dry. Once it dries and the doilies have made hard balls, just pop and remove the balloon. What you have left is a gorgeous lace ball that you can use to decorate any room in your house, and give it a lovely vintage, Victorian look.
Using vintage books is an excellent idea if you want a simple and inexpensive way to bring some old-fashioned into your home décor. Use the pages to recover tables or countertops or make a runner. Make sure that you’re not using a first edition, and then just take out the pages and use your imagination. You could also just use the entire book as decoration if you prefer not to take them apart.
DIY Instructions: lovegrowswild
Distressing furniture is easy and fun. You can give a desk, dresser, or coffee table a great new look and add a bit of vintage appeal to your home at the same time. If you don’t have an old piece of furniture that you can distress, just pick up something cheap at a yard sale and go to town adding appeal to it. It doesn’t have to be a grand piece; just anything that you can turn into a great antique looking furnishing.
DIY Instructions: whitelacecottage
Tinting glass jars is a brilliant way to bring some of the old world into the modern age. Adding a bit of dye will make jars resemble those of the depression era and before. You can use any old jars you want, although mason jars look really great when they are tinted. This is a really easy DIY project, and one that you can do in an evening after work. Use these jars to decorate the kitchen or any room where you want a little vintage décor.
DIY Instructions: fancythatdesignhouse
Take a few old keys and turn them into beautiful vintage décor with a bit of paint. Those rusty old keys are certainly not doing you any good in their present state. Why not turn them into something that will enable you to bring some rustic and vintage décor into your home? A little bronze spray paint and some appliques go a long way in helping you to create a stunning vintage look.
DIY Instructions: sugarandcloth
Monograms are a wonderful vintage décor idea. If you have some old dishes, or if not you can pick them up at flea markets or thrift stores, then use those dishes to create this gorgeous décor. Simply upgrade them by adding old-fashioned letters. Spell out words, create your family monogram, or just keep it random. The look is the same – sheer antique-ness!
DIY Instructions: florencefinds
Vintage Jewelry Box
This jewelry box is not only great for décor, it’s very functional. And, it’s made from an empty Pringles container! Imagine being able to recycle your trash into something that creates a vintage, antique look throughout your house. This is such an easy DIY project, and one that you are certainly going to want to share with the kids. This also makes a wonderful gift for that special lady you know that loves vintage jewelry boxes.
DIY Instructions: decoracion
Antique Jewelry Holder
Ok, so this isn’t really an antique, but it certainly looks like one. People will think this has been passed down from generation to generation, and you can make it in just a couple of hours. An old picture frame and a bit of lace work together to give it a gorgeous vintage feel, and it’s the perfect way to display that old costume jewelry that your grandmother gave you.
DIY Instructions: honeybearlane
Ok, so you know how much I love working with pallets. I’ll be you didn’t know that you can use a pallet to create a great wall organizer, and give that wall a bit of vintage charm as well. These pallet organizers are perfect for hanging kitchen utensils, as a sort of spice rack, or whatever you need them for, really. And, they’re super easy to make.
DIY Instructions: knickoftime
Vintage Crate Storage
Here is another storage solution made from vintage crates, and one that you are sure to love. These old crates give your home such a charming, rustic look and feel, and they’re great for storage any number of items. Just think; you can clean up the house and make it more organized, and add to your rustic charm as well.
DIY Instructions: thehouseofsmiths