DIY Vintage Halloween Light Fixture

Halloween is all about the creative costumes and fun decorations. Rather than utilizing disposable decor from the store, read more to learn how to make a completely plastic-free light that will make a spooky addition to your window display or front porch! Adjust your desired design to fit any holiday or celebration, you can cut out any shape to be illuminated!

 

Materials Needed:

  • Clear or white round light fixture
  • Light orange paint
  • Textured sponge
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue or tape
  • Light source (lantern, battery-operated candles, fairy lights)

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Fall DIY Decor: Salvaged Wood Centerpieces

As the warm weather comes to a close and the leaves begin to fall, apple cider donuts and pumpkin spice lattes aromatize the autumnal breeze. The cool weather, sweet smells, and blurs of orange and red trees remind us of the upcoming holidays and celebrations to come. This DIY craft is great for getting into the fall spirit and is the perfect way to make your holiday celebration meaningful, creative, and festive! If you have children, this is a great way to get them involved in decorating for the holidays and showcasing their artwork on the dinner table for friends and family to admire. Read on to learn about what materials are needed and how to create this beautiful centerpiece!

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Creative Reuse Project: Door Knob Picture Holders

For our latest creative reuse project, we have transformed door knobs into vintage picture holders! This simple DIY project utilizes many items you already have around your house; we got our salvaged crystal door knobs from EcoBuilding Bargains in Springfield! A vintage photo holder is a great way to display family portraits, yearbook photos, notes, invitations, and more.

Materials:

  • Door knob
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scrap felt or fabric
  • Optional: paint, other decorative supplies

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DIY Salvaged Wood Ring Toss Game!

Looking for ways to entertain your guests at outdoor parties? Look no further! Recently, on Mass Appeal, Olivia Horwitz and Chiara Favaloro showcased a DIY ring toss game, made up of several products from EcoBuilding Bargains. The DIY game was intended as an event for a Labor Day BBQ, but it is also perfect for upcoming fall parties! Read on to learn about what materials are needed and how to create this awesome upcycled game!

Materials needed

    • Tall, flat piece of salvaged wood
    • 3 plant holders (small, medium, large)
    • Paint/Paintbrush
    • Stencils (optional)
    • Drill
    • Screws
    • Mason jar top
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EcoBuilding Bargains’ Spring 2018 Reuse Rockstar!

By: Shelby Kuenzli, Marketing EcoFellow

The spring 2018 Reuse Rockstar competition put on by EcoBuilding Bargains, our building materials reuse store, has come to a close. Reuse Rockstar is a friendly, bi-annual competition that highlights customers who have upcycled, transformed or repurposed items from EcoBuilding Bargains into creative and functioning pieces. This year, we decided to let the public decide who should win! We hosted a live voting for the winner at our annual EcoBuilding Bargains Bash event and the winner is……local craftsman and owner of Piedmont Woodcraft, Matthew Johnson!

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