Vintage Revival

Rediscover the charm of yesteryear with our Vintage Revival DIY ideas. At Trims By The Yard, we celebrate the timeless elegance of vintage styles by offering a variety of trims and embellishments perfect for adding a nostalgic touch to your home decor and crafts. Dive into our curated collection of projects and let the past inspire your next creation.

Why Vintage Revival?

Vintage Revival is all about bringing back the classic designs and aesthetics of past eras. From the delicate lace of the Victorian era to the bold colors of the 70s, these styles offer a rich source of inspiration for DIY projects. Incorporating vintage elements into your crafts and decor can add a unique, personal touch that stands out.

DIY Project Ideas

1. Lace-Trimmed Tablecloth

Materials Needed:

  • Plain tablecloth or fabric
  • Lace trim
  • Sewing machine or fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Pins


  1. Choose Your Tablecloth: Select a plain tablecloth or fabric that complements your dining area.
  2. Measure and Cut Lace Trim: Measure the perimeter of the tablecloth and cut the lace trim to fit, leaving extra for finishing the edges.
  3. Attach the Lace Trim: Pin the lace trim along the edges of the tablecloth. Sew or glue the trim in place.
  4. Finish the Edges: Fold the ends of the lace trim under and secure them with a few stitches or a dab of fabric glue.

2. Vintage Button Jewelry

Materials Needed:

  • Assorted vintage buttons
  • Jewelry findings (e.g., earring hooks, necklace chains)
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Jump rings
  • Glue (optional)


  1. Select Buttons: Choose vintage buttons that you love.
  2. Prepare Jewelry Findings: Use jump rings to attach the buttons to earring hooks or necklace chains.
  3. Assemble: Use jewelry pliers to secure the jump rings and attach the buttons.
  4. Optional: For added security, use a dab of glue to keep buttons in place.

3. Antique Lace Pillows

Materials Needed:

  • Plain pillow covers
  • Antique lace or lace trim
  • Fabric glue or sewing kit
  • Scissors


  1. Prepare Pillow Covers: Select plain pillow covers in a color that complements your lace.
  2. Attach Lace: Measure and cut the lace to fit the pillow cover. Attach the lace using fabric glue or by sewing it on.
  3. Finish and Fluff: Insert the pillow insert and arrange the pillow to ensure the lace is displayed beautifully.

4. Retro Fabric Lampshade

Materials Needed:

  • Plain lampshade
  • Retro fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape


  1. Measure Lampshade: Measure the circumference and height of the lampshade.
  2. Cut Fabric: Cut the retro fabric to fit the lampshade, adding extra for seam allowances.
  3. Attach Fabric: Apply fabric glue to the lampshade and wrap the fabric around it, smoothing out any wrinkles.
  4. Finish Edges: Fold the fabric edges under and glue them for a clean finish.

5. Vintage-Inspired Wall Art

Materials Needed:

  • Vintage prints or fabric
  • Picture frames
  • Scissors
  • Glue (optional)


  1. Select Prints: Choose vintage prints or fabric pieces that you love.
  2. Prepare Frames: Measure and cut the prints or fabric to fit the picture frames.
  3. Assemble: Place the prints or fabric in the frames. Use glue if needed to secure them.
  4. Hang: Arrange and hang your vintage-inspired wall art to create a nostalgic gallery.

Tips for a Perfect Vintage Look

  • Mix and Match: Combine different eras and styles for an eclectic vintage look.
  • Use Authentic Materials: Incorporate real vintage items like buttons, lace, and fabric for authenticity.
  • Focus on Detail: Pay attention to small details like trims, buttons, and embellishments to enhance the vintage feel.

Inspiration Gallery

Explore our gallery of vintage-inspired projects created by our talented customers. From elegant table settings to charming home decor, see how vintage elements can bring warmth and character to any space.

Share Your Vintage Creations

We love to see your finished projects! Share your vintage revival creations with us on social media using the hashtag #TrimsByTheYard for a chance to be featured on our website and social media pages.

Explore Our Vintage Collection

Ready to start your vintage project? Browse our extensive selection of vintage-inspired trims, fabrics, and embellishments to find the perfect materials for your DIY crafts.

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