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ABCey Presents: 5 Creative Ideas for Upcycled Event Decor!

Whether it’s a small event, a huge conference, or a gala, purchasing or renting event decor can be very wasteful and priceyABCey has compiled a list of our favorite ideas for upcycled event decor!

1. Actual Trash (and yes, we mean it!)

Upcycled Event Decor at Creating Equilibrium

Actual trash! You can use thrown-out trash and transform it into a banner of trash bags or a beautiful backdrop for your guests. This one was even from one of our events, Creating Equilibrium – an environmental conference and festival that focused on sustainability! Based on the theme, we designed a depiction of our oceans by upcycling thrown-out trash.

2. Wooden Pallets

Upcycled Event Decor – Wooden PalletsWooden pallets are one of the best things to upcycle! It effortlessly adds a natural element to your event and can be transformed into a multitude of things! You can stack them for a makeshift table, hang photos and lights from them, paint them to make signs, and so much more. All it takes is a little imagination..

3. Old Rope and Leftover Boards

Upcycled Event Decor – Rope and Boards

With old and sturdy rope and a board, you can create a suspended tabletop for any outdoor event! Dress it up for an elegant party or add some party favors for your guests! If you want add a playful feel for any younger guests or those with young hearts, you can create a swing! It’ll also become a great photo-op for people to remember your event.

4. Hula Hoop

Upcycled Event Decor – Hula Hoop

Hula hoops don’t just have to stay around your waist (and sometimes the floor)! With some flowers and greenery, you can completely change your old hula hoop into a chandelier! You can also use it to highlight a statement word you want your guests to remember even after they leave! Cheers!

5. Jars

Upcycled Event Decor – Jars

Jars and bottles are an easy element to upcycle! If you add a little water, you can use them as a vase for florals. Also, you can make it into an activity for your guests with a little paint or twine to let them customize their own! If you are looking to illuminate your event, placing candles or lights inside a jar is a great way add a soft glow!

 

What is your favorite upcycled event decor?

 

All these projects can also become a great interactive activity for you and your guests. They’re just as elegant and beautiful as store-bought event decorations. Which ones will you use?  Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

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