Two words that send a shockwave of fear through me. Ok, well, maybe it’s not that severe. But I really, truly struggle to add pizzazz to our home in January and February.
As I looked through Pinterest for ideas and inspiration, I started to sense the trends that I was drawn to:
- Metal and tarnished silver elements
- Nature- pinecones, blue-green foliage (think juniper and blue spruce), and naked branches
- Neutral plaids
- The juxtaposition between hard and soft
If the last one confounds you, here’s what I mean- think fluffy cotton boll branches in a rusty milk pail. Delicate snowflakes on scratchy tree bark.
So, I collected a few ideas from some fellow bloggers- DIY winter décor ideas using repurposed vintage items, thrift store treasures, and nature’s bounty! I think you’ll find some inspiration here…
A snowball wreath from yarn balls in cool neutrals. Time to raid your stash or even a thrift store’s craft section!
Framed Branches: You know I love a good thrifted picture frame project! And I have plenty of branches…
A vintage toboggan repurposed into a bench– this is genius!
I think this mix of vintage tarnished silver and creamy milk glass looks wonderfully winter-esque…
You could use these sheet music snowflakes in any number of ways for winter decorating…
Vintage Crystal Doorknobs…the perfect “icy” addition to a tablescape.
A rustic collection of vintage metal pieces on a mantel? Winter perfection!
DIY flannel coasters in winter hues (just avoid red and green!)
Create the coziest cuddle couch imaginable with pillows covered in thrifted sweaters.
Use a vintage basket/bowl/etc to fill with pinecones– like this amazing olive bucket.
Acorns may be autumn-esque, but when painted silver, they definitely have a winter quality to them!
I just LOVE how these painted pine cones fit together into a fantastic snowflake wreath! Wonderful winter door décor.
Winter décor from the recycling bin and the yard– which basically makes it free!
I am so jealous of folks that have easy access to birch logs and cotton boll branches…because I love the combination of fluffy and “bark-y”.
I think a bowl full of these waxed pinecone fire starters would be adorable décor…as long as you kept them far away from the fireplace!
I love how these thrifted & painted frames look like window panes…watching the snowflakes fall!
Moral of the story? Winter décor is completely DOABLE- and can be done really inexpensively, to boot! I really do love all of the nature/yard elements (just check toxicity to pets/children of anything you bring inside first)…combined with unusual vintage (or thrifted) pieces.
Craft (and Decorate) On!