Create Home Treasures with Old Dishes: DIY Magic!

Hey there, décor enthusiasts! If you’ve got a stash of old dishes gathering dust in your cabinets, it’s time to unleash your creative genius. 

Old dishes, whether passed down through generations or found in thrift stores, hold a unique charm that’s hard to replicate with new, mass-produced pieces. Instead of letting those vintage dishes gather dust in your cabinets, why not embark on a creative journey and turn them into home treasures through DIY magic?

In this blog, we’ll explore a range of imaginative projects that breathe new life into old dishes, transforming them into stunning and functional decor items. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or a novice, you’ll be amazed by the potential of these DIY ideas.

Get ready for some fabulous décor hacks that will breathe new life into your space!

Rustic Mason Jar Candle Holders

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Add a rustic touch to your space that looks great, and makes great use of scrap items that are often discarded like wood and mason jars. Adding a pair of candle holders like this to your space adds a cozy vibe that you will love.

Find the instructions to make your own rustic mason jar candle holders here.

Repurpose Old Dishes to a Jewelry Tray

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If  you have a few pretty plates and a candlestick, you are going to want to make a jewelry tray like this. It is functional, beautiful, and is a great way to keep heirloom or keepsake dishes in use for your daily life. Find the details on this diy jewelry tray here.

Faux Bois Pitcher

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Instead of risking a deep cut carving your initials in a tree, why not recreate this faux bois idea? Make this on a mug, a pitcher, or even plates for a statement of love that is also stylish. Find the tutorial on faux bois here.

Wine Glass Chandelier

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If you have a dated chandelier at home, you might want to update it with this idea. It is fun, and would be great with a set of wine glasses that were destined for the thrift shop shelves. Find the full instructions to make your own wine glass chandelier here.

Silhouette Sharpie Mugs

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Give a plain white mug a brand new look with this easy diy. Sharpies and a few mugs are all you need to get started making your own personalized cups. Find the step by step instructions for silhouette sharpie mugs here.

DIY Dog Food Bowl Stand

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This functional diy project will be much loved by your 4 footed besties. Elevating their dishes reduces strain on their neck, and reduces the amount of spills. This project can make use of your existing bowls and give your dog an enhanced place to enjoy dinner. Find the directions to make your own food bowl stand here.

Plate Wall Tutorial

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If you want something different to decorate with, consider this stunning option. I would love to use this idea with heirloom dishes, like grandma’s incomplete china set, handed down through the generations. Get the full instructions to make your own plate wall tutorial here.

Painted Porcelain Dishes

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Add a personal touch by monogramming a set of dishes. This idea is easy and looks great when finished and your dining room table is set. Get the instructions to recreate your own set of painted porcelain dishes here.

Sharpie Jewelry Dishes

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These pretty dishes are the perfect place to set your watches, rings and bracelets. Design a few for yourself and a few to share with your besties. Get the instructions for how to make your own sharpie jewelry dishes here.

Mason Jar Pendant Lights

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Add a gorgeous pendant light or two to your farmhouse on a budget with this idea that uses vintage mason jars. Get the tutorial to complete these mason jar pendant lights here.

Mini Mason Jar Spice Rack 

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Use mini mason jars to make the ultimate spice rack. This easy diy will look awesome in your kitchen or pantry, especially if you have a farmhouse vibe going on. Get the directions to make your own mini mason jar spice rack here.

 Wine Bottle Bird Feeder

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Don’t toss that empty bottle of wine. Transform it into a feeder all of your friends of a feather will flock to. This is a perfect addition to the backyard. Get the step by step instructions to make your own wine bottle bird feeder here.

Cool Wall Bins Tutorial

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Add extra storage space with these functional and stylish diy bins for the wall. Get the instructions for this DIY rustic wall storage bin idea here.

Upcycled Storage Basket

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Every home can use a little extra storage. This idea makes a great storage basket of the most unexpected item! Get the details and create a few storage baskets of your own here.

Wooden Marvels: Reclaimed Wood Projects for a Stylish Home!

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If you’re looking to infuse your home with character and style, consider these wooden marvels – reclaimed wood projects that can elevate your space while making a positive impact on the environment.

Unleash Your Creativity with These 17 DIY Building Projects!

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Right now is the absolute best time to level up your outdoor spaces! These epic summer building projects are going to have the neighborhood buzzing. After they see you staining, constructing, and supercharging your yard, they’ll be all about your backyard glow-up.

No Sew Magnetic Half Curtain

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This no sew curtain doesn’t even need a curtain rod! Use magnets and offer privacy to your backdoor with this easy DIY. Get the directions to make your own new sew curtain here.

10 Home Renovations that can Decrease its Value

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With increasing interest rates and mortgage prices, getting the most value for your home is imperative. Homeowners and real estate agents speak about the renovations that could decrease the value of your home and why. Here are the renovations to look out for.

Declutter Fast: 7 Items Experts Say Must Go!

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Every home needs to be organized and arranged to exhibit its beauty. If your space is untidy, here is how to declutter fast get rid of these seven items decluttering experts would take out now!

DIY Artificial Plants for Outdoors on a Budget

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Don’t have time to water your potted plants, but love the look? Try this great hack with beautiful DIY artificial plants for outdoors with twinkling solar lights at night, for a deal per planter!

27+ Garden Edging Ideas

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Garden edging is a great way to make your yard look beautiful and keep flower beds contained. Try one of these garden edging ideas to update your curb appeal.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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