Holiday Card Holder and Buffalo Check Christmas Decor

Holiday Card Holder and Buffalo Check 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”. It was, however, fortuitous for many reasons, which I’ll explain momentarily. But let’s first chat about this wooden jewelry box I recently found at the Goodwill Bins. I decided that it was the perfect piece to upcycle into a holiday card holder.Read more ›

DIY Candy Cane Decorations from Wooden Walking Canes

DIY Candy Cane Decorations from Wooden Walking Canes

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

Christmas and Winter Home Decor with Nesting Baskets

Christmas and Winter Home Decor with Nesting Baskets

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

Retro Christmas Wreath from a Christmas Cookie Tray

Retro Christmas Wreath from a Christmas Cookie Tray

Funny story- throughout the past year, I found one Christmas cookie tray after another. Some were 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, and round…so I wondered if I could upcycle him into a retro Christmas wreath.

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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 ›

Wooden Spindle Ornaments from a Coffee Mug Tree

Wooden Spindle Ornaments from a Coffee Mug Tree

Last year, I upcycled a coffee mug tree into a tabletop Christmas tree. At the time, I 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. And I’m turning them into wooden spindle ornaments !Read more ›

Vintage Picnic Basket as Storage for Christmas Magazines

Vintage Picnic Basket as Storage 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 vintage 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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Chamberstick as a Christmas Candy Dish

Chamberstick as a Christmas Candy Dish

Truth be told, I didn’t know the word “chamberstick” 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 ›

Exotic Christmas Ornaments from Florentine Coasters

Exotic Christmas Ornaments from Florentine Coasters

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. I just couldn’t bear the thought of purchasing a perfectly good, full-priced set and doing that. Read more ›

Nordic Christmas Tree from a Coffee Cup Tree

Nordic Christmas Tree from a Coffee Cup Tree

There I was at the Goodwill Outlet (aka, “The Bins”), staring at a coffee cup tree. It was on top of the pile, likely tossed there by someone who scoffed at its missing arm. But me? I grabbed it…broken treasures are my favorite finds. And this coffee mug holder for a Christmas project. My plan? To transform it into a Nordic Christmas tree for a fun, minimalist change of pace.Read more ›