12 Ways To Update Your Life With Vintage Swag

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1. Bottle cap an old motorbike.

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This refurbished motorbike has an extra hint of vintage-cool with lots of classic bottle caps!

2. Create homemade bunting from vintage fabric.

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With just a little scrap fabric, string, and glue you can make this super retro and classy party favor.

3. Repurpose an old novel into a sketchbook.

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These blank sketchbooks are the perfect thing for the artist or writer looking for something a little more inspiring than a plain composition notebook. Buy your own at Curious Crow Vintage !

4. Repurpose old christmas ornaments into a retro wreath.

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Super fun way to get into the spirit during the holidays. You can also buy them here.

5. Turn an old hard suitcase into a super cute dog bed.

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Who says your dog doesn’t want to be hip, too?

6. Make candles out of old tea sets.

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Not a tea drinker? Here’s a great way to repurpose some of your mom’s old china.

7. Create a laptop lounger out of an old fold-up chair.


An awesome way to get that vintage folding chair look AND keep your lap nice and cool.

8. Use old records as wall art.

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Not sure what to do with all your grandma’s old Perry Como records? They make great wall hangings! (Sorry, Perry.)

9. Refurbish an old Airstream trailer.

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Those big bullet trailers are so retro it hurts.

10. Fill an old wheelbarrow with fancy drinks.

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Need a clever way to store those cold drinks on a hot day? Old is the new new… or something.

11. Yarn-bomb your antiques.

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It may not be practical, but it’s darn pretty.

12. Use old cameras and slides to make a cool camera lamp.

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Psht, who ever said that film is dead? Find a step-by-step how to at Stars For Streetlights.

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