Wooden Snowflake Ornaments

Wooden Snowflake Ornaments

This, my friends, is a non-thrift store craft project, which I rarely ever do. But I have a very good reason for it. You see, I’ve partnered up with Upcycle Arts, the Creative Reuse organization here in Charlotte, NC. They happened to have a huge stockpile of donated clothespins and asked me to create a project with them. And with Christmas looming ahead, I decided to make some wooden snowflake ornaments with them.Read more ›

Neutral Christmas Decor with a Receipt Spike

Neutral Christmas Decor with a Receipt Spike

Truth be told, I originally published this blog post in December of 2014. But, I doubt that most of my longest subscribers and readers would even remember it! So, when I recently unearthed them in a moving box at our new house, I decided to republish this post about a receipt spike and how I transformed it into a little Christmas tree. Read more ›

Embroidery Hoop Craft with Christmas Wreath Material

Embroidery Hoop Craft with Christmas Wreath Material

While I’ve upcycled embroidery hoops in the past, I’d never made a wreath with one. That is, until I spotted a large embroidery hoop at Goodwill. It just *looked* like a giant ornament to me. And I wondered if I could fill it with Christmas wreath material to look like an oversized ornament wreath.Read more ›

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switchplate Covers

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switchplate Covers

There are very few certainties in life, but I’m pretty sure this IS certain: If you walk into any Habitat ReStore, you’ll find a plethora of switchplate covers. Light switches, wall plates, outlet covers, in plastic, wood, and metal. So, I decided to do some Christmas ornament crafting with a few of them for my latest project on the Charlotte Region ReStore blog.Read more ›

Christmas Sled Decor with Baby Ice Skates

Christmas Sled Decor with Baby Ice Skates

Several years ago, I stumbled across this small decorative sled at a thrift store. Though it was slightly bigger than your typical wreath, I still planned to use it as one. It languished in our garage for a while and even survived the pre-move purge. But, I’ve FINALLY transformed it into Christmas sled decor for our front door.Read more ›

Upcycled Version of a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Upcycled Version of a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

I’ve always wanted to upcycle a banana hanger. What a funny-sounding thing to say, I know! But they are SO common at thrift stores- I just needed the right project idea. But as the holidays started creeping up, I wondered if I could transform one into a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

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Making a Hudson Bay Wool Blanket Out of Felt

Making a Hudson Bay Wool Blanket Out of Felt

As many of you know, my in-laws have a gorgeous cabin in the North Georgia mountains. Their cabin Christmas tree is always decked out in cabin style, with ornaments that celebrate fly fishing. And I always thought that an ornament that looked like a mini version of a Hudson Bay wool blanket would fit right in.Read more ›

150+ Ideas for Thrifty Christmas Decor

150+ Ideas for Thrifty Christmas Decor

I know what you must be thinking- it’s too early for Christmas! But take it from someone who knows, if you wait until Thanksgiving or even early December to work on your holiday craft projects, they’ll never get done. With that in mind, the Thrift Store Decor Team and I pooled our favorite holiday projects into a massive collection of thrifty Christmas decor ideas.Read more ›

Boho Christmas Tree from a Bamboo Wine Rack

Boho Christmas Tree from a Bamboo Wine Rack

While on a trip to visit family in Florida, we OF COURSE swung by a couple of thrift stores. I spotted this bamboo wine rack right away. It was begging to become a Boho Christmas tree in my mind, mostly because bamboo and rattan is so popular in Boho decor. Either way, I couldn’t wait to transform it into retro Christmas decor!

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Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Each year as Christmas rolls around, I get all excited about coming up with a new DIY ornament project. And this year, I decided to play around with paper coasters. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Well, I wondered if they could be paired with wood ornaments into something fun for the tree.Read more ›