Category Archives: DIY

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Create a (temporary) New Family Member!

Days are getting chilly and the leaves are starting to change color… Fall is in the air! Nothing says Fall like a friendly scarecrow welcoming your guests… or scaring away crows! This is a great family-friendly project or project for a fall birthday party, scout troop or youth group. At Impact Thrift, we’ve created a kit […]

How to Shop for What Pops!

Meet Vittoria Woodill… TV personality, Fashion Blogger and most recently… Impact Thrift’s Fashion It Girl. Growing up in Northeast Philadelphia, Vittoria shared a one and a half bedroom home with six people, but the tight living situation never slowed her down. In fact, it made her learn how to “stretch a penny” while maintaining a […]

Be My Valentine | DIY | UPcycle | REpurpose

Here’s our take on a fun and easy project… one of the most popular on Pinterest right now! If you can draw a dot… you can turn glassware, ceramic mugs or vases into a wonderful gift for your special someone! The best part is, with the right paint pens and an oven, your design can be permanent […]

Turn a Dresser into a Kitchen Island

Way back in the Spring (well, it wasn’t that long ago) we hosted Denise Sabia and Jennaphr Frederick for a segment of Good Day Philadelphia on FOX29… DIY or BUY.  Denise began the process of turning an old dresser into an island – and here is the complete project step-by-step. Denise, thanks for sharing! hey there. I’m Denise Sabia from […]

Fraternal Twins: DIY Upcycle Ugly to Adorable!

A continuing series by guest blogger, Denisa Sabia of The Painted Home: cute, right? But, boy they were ugly babies…   I hardly ever sand. But these little suckers needed it. They were coated in a really junky black coat of paint on the top. And, voile! It’s a boy!    And a girl! Twinzies.   […]

DIY Inspiration: Turn Bath Towels into a Braided Rug

So, you love your bath towels… but they’re looking a little worn, a little shabby, ready to be replaced? But the color is perfect and you’d really rather not get rid of them… Here’s an idea to give them more life by turning them into a wonderfully thick and absorbent braided bathroom rug! It’s really […]

From Thrift Store Find to Fabulous!

Another in a continuing series by Denise Sabia of The Painted Home! This is how I found this piece. I knew right away I loved the lines of it. And the construction was great! I found this dresser with great lines and in perfect shape the first thing I did was wipe the entire piece […]

The Crafty Camper… a Mobile DIY Workshop!

You’re invited Join Denise Sabia of The Painted Home as she demonstrates and helps you create all the fun things you’ve been pinning on Pinterest. Denise will be at the Feasterville Impact with her Crafty Camper, a mobile DIY workshop packaged neatly in a 1972 Shasta Camper. Denise and her caravan of crafts will be […]

Montgomeryville Impact Thrift hosts 2nd Annual SpringFest featuring DIY Workshop

When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm Where: Impact Thrift Stores Montgomeryville location at 979 Bethlehem Pike, Rt. 309, Montgomeryville What:  2nd annual SpringFest event! SpringFest is free, family-friendly event that will feature children’s attractions, all day giveaways, a DIY workshop and live music! The DIY Workshop, “From Inspiration to Creation”, will run from […]

Last Minute DIY Gift Idea for Mom!

Mother’s Day always sneaks up on us (me!)… here’s a last minute DIY gift idea that you can create in no time with no “artistic skills!” Mom will love it! Pick mom’s favorite colors and go… just don’t use up all of her nail polish in the process! You will need: Nail polish in Mom’s […]