Have you been browsing Pinterest for DIY Wedding Ideas? Me too. There are so many cute ideas out there, like these Table Numbers, these Popcorn Jars, or these Wedding Signs. But the question is, where do you find all the DIY Project Supplies in Champaign? Here’s where we go…
PACA is an Architectural Salvage Warehouse in downtown Champaign. PACA is all about saving and restoring historic buildings and homes in our community, but when a building is doomed for tear-down, PACA goes in to salvage doors, windows, woodwork, plumbing, fireplaces and, well, pretty much anything they can safely remove.
Things come into the warehouse daily, but the most common items you’ll find include doors, windows, woodwork, plumbing fixtures, hardwood flooring, mantels, fireplace inserts, heating grates, door and cabinet hardware, stained and leaded glass, electrical fixtures, staircases and parts, ceramic tiles, tin ceiling, porch columns and railings, slate, and every sort of odd and unusual item
44 East Washington Street in Champaign | Website
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm, Wednesday: 10am – 7pm, Thursday + Friday: 10am – 4pm, Saturday: 9am – 12pm
2. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RE-STORE
The Habitat for Humanity Re-Store is a good place to used furniture for fun photo shoots or photobooth accessories; electronics; household items like used picture frames for table numbers; and home improvement supplies. If you want a little less of a rustic feel, the Re-Store is a good place to start. They have over 15,000 square feet in downtown Champaign and they just added a small boutique for finer items.
Plus, all proceeds from the re-store support Habitat of Champaign County.
119 E University Ave in Champaign | Website
Tuesday – Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm
3. THE IDEA STORE
The IDEA Store in Champaign is a super creative space full of random things like beads, zippers, paint, crates, wires, and, well, pretty much everything an creative person would want to browse through. My aunt bought a single button last time we were there…because it was exactly what she was looking for. They have an ever-changing inventory of donated materials for nearly any type of DIY Wedding Project.
28 E. Springfield Ave, 2nd Floor in Champaign | Website
Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm, Saturday: 10am – 5pm
4. 3rd SUNDAY MARKET
This one is not in Champaign, but it’s so close and so incredible, I had to share it. The 3rd Sunday Market in Bloomington is an indoor/outdoor market with over 450 vendors in antiques, collectibles, crafts and garden. It’s been going on since 1988 and is open seasonally from May to October. This is a worth a day trip to hunt for your DIY Wedding Project Supplies.
2301 W. Market Street in Bloomington | Website
2015: May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, Sept 20, October 18
Hours: 8am to 4pm | $6 Admission
Other DIY Supply Stores in Champaign:
- Salvation Army: 2212 N Market St., Champaign, IL
- Goodwill: 1201 Savoy Plaza Ln, Savoy, IL
- Hobby Lobby: 2102 N Neil St Suite 2, Champaign, IL
Have other favorites? Let us know by leaving a comment below!