3-Step DIY Project

Summer is officially in full swing! It’s past time to break out the pool noodles and fire up the grill! In this month’s blog, we’re sharing a simple DIY project to help you welcome summertime. Our DIY chalkboard can be used to highlight your gathering’s menu items, pool rules, inspirational quotes, or even keep your grocery list for the week!

This project is also a great one to keep your little ones busy this summer. Whether they make the chalkboard themselves or you provide it to them as an “old school iPad” with fun chalk colors… it’s sure to be a hit.

Fun & Easy Summer Craft

You can feel it in the air…summer is just around the corner! Whether you’re looking for a creative way to spice up your warm weather decorations or you need a project to keep the kids busy, in this month’s thrift blog, we have an easy DIY project anyone can do! Plus, you can find most of the materials you’ll need at VOA Thrift.

The DIY Candle Holder: We’ll use fake dried flowers for our project, but you can use glitter, pictures, or even cut-outs from magazines.

Crafty Welcome Signs

Spring is officially here! It’s time for fresh flowers, new beginnings, and airy decor. To help you welcome this happy season of new growth, we’re sharing a how-to make your own welcome sign for your front door or entryway using items from VOA Thrift.

This is a project where you can adjust to your crafty comfort level! Keep simple with the basics, or get more creative and add more flair.

DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky season is here! Many of you have had your decorations out since August, while others are just pulling the witches and broomsticks out this week. Is it spooky how few Halloween decorations you have around? Have no fear! VOA Thrift is stocked to help you add the sparkle and spook you desire.

Last month on the blog, we shared our tips for getting your DIY Halloween costume at VOA Thrift. And this month, we’re sharing some tips to create your own Halloween decorations without breaking the bank.

Thrifty Tips for a DIY Halloween

When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, your options are limitless… but your budget doesn’t have to be! We’ve got your back with thrifty tips to help you put together your new favorite costume. Our biggest piece of advice is to combine new thrift buys with what you have on hand. We’ll help you work through this creative math problem and help you pair easy-to-find VOA Thrift pieces with what you have in your closet! (or your friend’s closet!) Go for it and your inner creative genius will find you.

Create Your Own Summer Planter

Summer is here and foliage is in full bloom! Whether you’re just starting to add flowers to your outdoor areas, or you’ve been at it since spring, it can get expensive to add new flowerpots into the mix. At VOA Thrift, we have amazing finds at great value, so you can find previously loved planters, or make your own. In this month’s blog, we’ll walk you through a very simple DIY project: upcycled planters!

Unwrap this Holiday Trend

The gift-giving season is here! If you’re looking for a trendy, fun way to wrap your gifts this year, it’s time to check out this 1,200-year-old Japanese tradition known as Furoshiki. Surprise your friends and family with gifts wrapped beautifully in festive cloth. Furoshiki was first established in Japan out of necessity as a way to wrap produce and other goods to keep them fresh. It wasn’t long before the custom spread to gift wrapping! Today, Furoshiki can refer to the style of wrapping as well as the physical cloth for wrapping. Did you know VOA Thrift stores carry fabric?…

Thrifty Holiday Center Pieces

The holiday season is upon us! With Thanksgiving coming up this week and the December holidays just around the corner, we’re here to remind you that your table centerpieces don’t need to break the bank. Whether you’re looking for something fun and funky, classy and elegant, or something that just gets the job done, VOA Thrift locations are stocked with options for your holiday needs. 

5 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes with VOA Thrift

Can you feel it in the air? It’s getting colder out there and just a little bit spooky! Halloween will be here before you know it, so at Volunteers of America Thrift we’re stocked to help you put together that DIY (do-it-yourself) costume you’ve been dreaming of all year long. If you’re looking for ideas to stick to your budget this year, here are the top 5 DIY costumes you can make (for you, your kids, or a group of friends!) from one of our VOA Thrift stores: Choose your own Halloween adventure at a VOA Thrift store near you! If all…

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