Recycled Decor for Your Next Event

Recycled Decor for Your Next Event


Check out these great ways to recycle your products and turn them into amazing decor for your event!


Upcycled Pallet Sign

Every rustic girl knows the power of pallets—they’re a DIYer’s secret ingredient to add a cozy, down-home element to their projects. And they make the perfect canvas for wedding signs, whether you’re listing the order of events or helping point guests to an off-road reception. All you need is an old pallet and paint!

Paper Flower Bouquets

Unfortunately, fresh florals don’t exactly hold the best record for sustainability. Most flowers are flown in from exotic locales, so they burn up plenty of oil in their path to the florist’s shop. But if you’re willing to get a little creative, there are tons of offbeat alternatives. This lovely little tutorial, for instance, teaches you how to turn old books into fodder for an impressive, gasp-worthy bouquet.

Recycled Paper Invites

Using all that paper for your wedding invitations seems like a waste, especially when you can turn out custom-made pieces that look better than store-bought—with only your leftover junk mail. Add a little lace and some handwritten calligraphy, and you’ll have a paper invite that’s truly one-of-a-kind.


Light Bulb Vases

DIYready provided us with this great idea! Remove everything from the inside your light bulbs and fill them with water and flowers. If you are having an outdoor event, these would look great on trees in the area. If you are having an indoor event, hang these over buffet tables or just about wherever you would like!

Tin Can Makeovers

Are you in love with this idea as much as we are? Fox Hollow Cottage shows just how easy it is to make this lovely creation. These would look great as centerpieces or accents for your event!


DIY Pallet Dance Floor

Seriously, is there anything you can’t do with pallets? For a backyard affair, a DIY dance floor is great for kicking up your heels and dancing your heart out until sunrise. Just nail sheets of plywood over the pallets. You can make it as large or as small as you need!



Wine Bottle Lamps

These would look amazing at an evening event! Use these on accent tables or even hang them! Get the full step-by-step instructions at Silver Leaf Vineyard.

Distressed Tin Can Centerpiece

No wedding is complete with a beautiful, timeless centerpiece on the table. This phenomenal specimen makes an eye-catching receptacle for a collection of hand-gathered wildflowers, turn each guest’s table into a truly unique affair. Now you have your “something old!”


Wine Cork Napkin Rings

Impress your guests at any event with this DIY project. Slice a cork and thread elastic cord through the slices to make this adorable napkin ring! Check it out and other great ideas here.

Homemade Patio Cooler

What handy couple doesn’t have a little extra wood to spare? This dressed-up cooler will keep libations ice-cold long into the night, and it requires nothing more than leftover plywood, a hinge, and a handle. After all, what’s a wedding without plenty of impromptu toasts?


Dixie Cup Garland

Who knew a few dixie cups could do this to string lights? These adorable garlands add a touch of fairy light to your special night. That will definitely put the enchantment in your event. Try and top that, fancy city weddings!


Do you have any great recycled item ideas to decorate an event? Share with us today!