30+ Upcycling Ideas for Alternative Christmas Trees

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Alternative Christmas Trees

In the world of upcycling, there are two fundamental truths. Anything round (or round-ish) can become a pumpkin and anything triangular can become a Christmas tree. And as much as I love real pumpkins and real Christmas trees, I also love unique versions such as the alternative Christmas trees that I’ve gathered for your inspiration.Read more ›

Holiday Card Holder and Woodland Christmas Decor

Holiday Card Holder and Woodland Christmas Decor

Sometimes my Christmas projects are really “out there” as far as upcycling ideas go, but this one is, perhaps, not so “out there”. BUT, it was fortuitous for many reasons, which I’ll explain momentarily. However, let’s first chat about this wooden jewelry box I recently found at the Goodwill Bins. It was the perfect piece to upcycle into a holiday card holder.Read more ›

Candy Cane Decorations for Christmas with Wooden Walking Canes

Candy Cane Decorations for Christmas with Wooden Walking Canes

There are a few Christmas “staples” that I’ve never created for my blog, and candy canes or candy cane decorations are one of them. And honestly, I had no earnest intentions to do something about that…until I came across some walking canes at Goodwill.Read more ›

Christmas Tree Baskets Upcycled Two Different Ways

Christmas Tree Baskets Upcycled Two Different Ways

Earlier this year, long before I was even THINKING about holiday projects, I found this set of nesting Christmas tree baskets. As I mulled over different makeover ideas, I realized they could be used as Christmas table decor in December, but continue on into the New Year as winter wonderland decorations.Read more ›

Upcycling a Cookie Tray into Retro Christmas Decor and DIY Wreath

Upcycling a Cookie Tray into Retro Christmas Decor and DIY Wreath

Funny story- throughout the past year, I found one Christmas platter or cookie tray after another- some vintage-y, some less so. They were cheap and festive, so I bought several with no actual project ideas in mind. That is, until I found this kitschy Santa Claus tray. He had great vintage style, was round, and would make for a perfect Christmas wreath and retro Christmas decor.

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30+ Upcycling Ideas for Christmas Home Decor

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Christmas Home Decor

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my years as a blogger, it would be that (A) just about everyone loves a Christmas project, and (B) ESPECIALLY if they’re upcycled or repurposed! And since I’ve already put together collections of upcycled Christmas ornaments and repurposed Christmas wreaths already, this time I’m focused on upcycling ideas for Christmas home decor. Read more ›

Wood Spindles from a Coffee Mug Holder as Wooden Christmas Ornaments

Wood Spindles from a Coffee Mug Holder as Wooden Christmas Ornaments

Last year, I upcycled a coffee mug tree into a tabletop Christmas tree…but had set aside the remaining “arms” or wood spindles for another project. Well, I’m happy to say that I’m FINALLY upcycling those coffee mug tree arms now- into wooden Christmas ornaments !Read more ›

Upcycling a Wicker Picnic Basket into a Magazine Box for Christmas Magazines

Upcycling a Wicker Picnic Basket into a Magazine Box for Christmas Magazines

This, my friends, is what I like to call a “Post-Christmas Christmas Project”, if that makes any sense. It all started with this wicker picnic basket that I found on a thrift store shelf. I thought it had the cutest shape (like a small suitcase) and I chuckled over how dainty it seemed…compared to normal picnic baskets. It was, in fact, not much larger than a magazine (length- and width-wise, not depth-wise). And that’s when I decided it would be PERFECT for my endless collection of Christmas magazines.

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Chambersticks / Wooden Candle Holders for a Small Tabletop Christmas Tree

Chambersticks / Wooden Candle Holders for a Small Tabletop Christmas Tree

Truth be told, I didn’t know the word “chambersticks” before this project and blog post came about. You see, I stumbled up one…and then another chamberstick in the span of a single weekend- at two different thrift stores. I purchased them both thinking that I would figure out a project for these “old time-y candlesticks with handles” (which is what I Googled). Read more ›

Florentine Coasters as DIY Christmas Ornaments

Florentine Coasters as DIY Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Florentine pieces are pretty common at antiques shops- you know what I’m talking about, right? The gold painted pieces like trays, jewelry boxes, etc.? Well, for years I’ve admired Florentine coasters and always secretly thought about turning them into Christmas ornaments. But I couldn’t bear the thought of purchasing a perfectly good, full-priced set and doing that. Read more ›