21 Thrifty Decor Ideas- Thrifty Thursday 2020 Recap

Take a look at these 21 thrifty decor ideas for your decorating inspiration on a budget. These ideas are sure to inspire you to create something fun for your home.

21 Thrifty Decor Ideas you can make on a budget

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Don’t you love being able to DIY home decor for less?

I do too.

That is why I have loved being a part of the Thrifty Thursday- Less Is More collaboration with other talented DIY bloggers. It has allowed me to provide you with extra fun ideas to DIY for less.

There were so many good ideas! But that can make it a little tough to find them again.

So I thought I would do a round up of some of my favorites as we close out this year. Hopefully they will inspire you to try out a new DIY as the new year approaches.

21 Thrifty Decor Ideas to DIY

Favorite DIY Baskets & Caddy

1 – Ombre Painted Basket

I would have never thought of painting a basket if it wasn’t for this tutorial from Windmill & Protea. Take a look at this ombre painted basket tutorial for a refresh.

Ombre painted basket

2 – Wooden Caddy

Wooden Caddies have to be one of my new favorite decor pieces because they are so versatile. Take a look at this wooden caddy face lift from Practical Whimsy Designs and check out all of the ideas on ways you can use this piece.

Wooden caddy with succulent plants inside

3 – DIY Rope Basket

If you don’t have a rope basket to paint, you can make your own. Use this simple tutorial from Windmill & Protea to make an affordable DIY rope basket you can be proud of.

Rope basket with white blanket draped across

Favorite Vase Makeovers

1 – Restoration Hardware Stone Vase

If you want to recreate this stone vase look, check out this tutorial from The Lived-In Look. You can create such unique character and personality with this technique and it is not as expensive as it looks.

Pottery vase
The Lived in Look

2 – Ceramic Bronze Painted Vase

It is not hard to update an outdated ceramic vase. A little spray paint goes a long way. You can actually make your ceramic look like oil rubbed bronze with this technique from Practical Whimsy Designs.

Bronze vase with green and white flowers

Favorite Lamp Makeovers

1 – Night Light

I love this idea for re-purposing those old glass domes from your outdated light fixture. Check out this tutorial from The Inspired Decorator for a unique way to add a little light to your room at night.

Night Light from upcycled fixture

2 – Hobnail Lamp

Check out this fun way to update an old lamp. Give your lamp a fun faux hobnail with this tutorial from Windmill & Protea.

Hobnail table lamp, books and picture
Windmill & Protea

Favorite Table Top Decor

1 – Chippy Candlesticks

I love these upcycled candlesticks. They give the perfect rustic chic vibe to your decor. Check out the tutorial by One Thousand Oaks.

Candlesticks sitting on white dresser

2 – Leather Coasters

You can upcycle leather clothing into these cute coasters. Check out the tutorial by Bloom in the Black.

Woven leather coaster on table with glass of ice water
Bloom in the Black

Favorite Painted Furniture DIYs

1 – Coffee Table Makeover

Paint can do wonders for old, beat up furniture. Take a look at this coffee table makeover from A Well Purposed Woman and get inspired to makeover some furniture of your own.

Gray coffee table

2 – Painted Dresser

Ever wonder how to get that perfect finish on your painted furniture without using a paint sprayer? Check out this tutorial by Practical Whimsy Designs on how to paint furniture without brush marks.

Painted dresser in our master closet

3 – Faux Bone Inlay Chest

Give your furniture an intricate face lift with paint. Learn how to create a faux inlay look from this tutorial by Windmill & Protea.

Faux bone inlay on wooden chest

Favorite Spring Decor Ideas

1 – Dollar Tree Easter Decor

The dollar store is one of my favorite places to get supplies for my decor. Check out this fun idea from The Lived-In Look if you need a little Easter inspiration this Spring.

Easter eggs and flowers in a vase

2 – Spring Wreath

This beautiful spring wreath is a simple and elegant addition to your spring decor. Check out the tutorial at A Well Purposed Woman.

Spring grapevine wreath with pink flowers

3 – Branch Dollar Tree Decor

Once again I am highlighting another dollar store decoration. You can make elegant decorations for not a lot of money. Check out the tutorial at Practical Whimsy Designs.

Blue vase with yellow flowering branches on a table

Favorite Summer Decor Ideas

1 – Baking Soda Planter

Who would have thought of putting baking soda on a planter to add texture? Yet it creates a beautiful and fun piece of decor. Check out this easy tutorial from The Inspired Decorator.

Baking soda planter in glass dome

2 – Painted Gnome

My other favorite summer decor idea comes from the Inspired Decorator as well. This tutorial doesn’t just apply to these cute gnomes. You can use it to give any of your outdoor garden decorations a face lift.

Garden gnomes on wood chips

Favorite Fall Decor Ideas

1 – Copper Dripped Pumpkins

I love this dollar store pumpkin makeover by Practical Whimsy Designs. Once again, spray paint transforms these ordinary pumpkins into elegant Fall decor.

Copper Dripped Pumpkins on tray

2 – Corn Husk Wreath

Need a neutral, yet elegant fall wreath idea? Try your hand at this corn husk wreath from One Thousand Oaks.

DIY corn husk wreath over a cabinet

Favorite Christmas Ideas

1 – Wooden Christmas Tree

I love this wooden Christmas tree made from wood scraps by Windmill & Protea. It is such an elegant piece made from wood that would normally get thrown in the garbage.

Wooden Christmas Tree on Table
Windmill & Protea

2 – Christmas Sign

Turn an outdated and rusty sign into something modern and beautiful with this tutorial from The Inspired Decorator.

White Metal Merry Christmas sign
The Inspired Decorator

I hope these thrifty decor ideas will help you come up with a fun DIY project to make for your home. If you are interested in more Thrifty Thursday, Less is More projects browse all of the projects I created here. At the bottom of each post are more ideas from the other Thrifty Thursday collaborators.

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite projects were and what types of tutorials are the most helpful.

Want to remember these ideas? Save them to your favorite DIY board on Pinterest.

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Creatively Yours, Erin

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