Christmas Plaid Front Door Decor with a Vintage Clothespin Bag

Christmas Plaid Front Door Decor with a Vintage Clothespin Bag

A few months back, I found this vintage clothespin bag at a local thrift store. I definitely didn’t NEED it but I couldn’t exactly pass it up, either. Right away, I had this vision of a Christmas plaid front door decor – otherwise known as an unusual upcycled Christmas wreath!

Upcycling a vintage clothespin bag into Christmas plaid front door decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Well, well, well- what do we have here?

It was plaid, it was in fantastic condition, and even better…it was still filled with old wooden clothespins!

Vintage clothespin bag from thrift store to be repurposed into Christmas plaid front door decor or rustic Christmas wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Treasures inside!

I didn’t have a project idea in mind, but when I brought it home, I hung it on the back of the door of our garage (to remind myself to put it out in storage). But after seeing it hang on the door for a couple of days, it dawned on me that it would seriously be the PERFECT thing to repurpose into Christmas plaid front door decor! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Creating Christmas Plaid Front Door Decor

The best part was that I wouldn’t actually have to DO anything to the clothespin bag. All I planned to do was capitalize on the opening- which I would fill with Christmas floral stems. And a quick trip to Michael’s gave me everything I needed- velvet poinsettias and natural looking evergreen stems…even one with faux juniper berries!

Using artificial Christmas greenery and flowers to create a rustic Christmas wreath with upcycled vintage clothespin bag by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Michaels always comes through with the florals!

Because the clothespins gave the clothespin bag some nice weight, AND because I was a tad lazy, I simply left them in there! But I grabbed a couple of more items to help me bring my non-wreath wreath to life- fiberfill (a little more stuffing in the bag) and wire cutters (to cut the floral bushes into easy-to-work-with picks/stems).

Upcycling a vintage clothespin bag into plaid Christmas front door decor as a rustic Christmas wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Fiberfill to plump up the bag…

NOW, I could get to work! After fluffing the bag with a few handfuls of fiberfill, I selected three velvet poinsettia flowers and four greenery stems and arranged them in the clothespin bag. For the two pieces of greenery underneath the flowers, I clipped them to the opening of the hole in the bag. Ironically, though, I had to use small binder clips as the clothespins were too bulky! But don’t think I didn’t try…

Upcycling a vintage clothespin bag into plaid Christmas front door decor as a rustic Christmas wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oooh, I like where this is going…

My Christmas plaid front door decor was off to a good start, but it still needed something else…subtle, but lighter colored. So, I did some blog-style yard work! I gathered a few twigs from the yard (we have a messy river birch that drops sticks daily), and spray painted them gold.

Spray painting branches and twigs from the yard to use in Christmas plaid front door decor rustic Christmas wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Can’t beat free sticks from the yard!

Once they dried, I added them to the floral design…just a touch of light color and festive shine. NOW my Christmas plaid front door decor / rustic Christmas wreath was really coming together.

Adding spray painted branches to Christmas plaid front door decor made from an upcycled vintage clothespin bag by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Just a touch of shimmer and shine…

Last but not least, I added a subtle bow at the top- partially to hide the bottom of the hanger but also to finish off the entire look. I used a gold-flecked (no glitter!) burlap wired ribbon and my favorite crafting shears to create a basic, but elegant, bow.

Adding metallic burlap bow to Christmas plaid front door decor made from an upcycled vintage clothespin bag by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The finishing touch!

And that was it- my Christmas plaid front door decor was complete! The plaid and natural greenery give it the rustic, cabin-y look that I love but the velvet flowers and gold accents fancy it up a bit. A perfect rustic Christmas wreath from an upcycled clothespin bag…and an unexpected Christmas door decorating idea.

Christmas door decorating idea with a vintage clothespin bag upcycled into Christmas plaid front door decor or rustic Christmas wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

All done and ready for the front door!

I also love that I didn’t have to alter the clothespin bag at all- nothing is permanent. Of course, I’m not sure what I’ll do with a clothespin bag after the holidays, but until then, I’m just going to enjoy it as my non-traditional rustic Christmas wreath!

Christmas door decorating idea with a vintage clothespin bag upcycled into Christmas plaid front door decor or rustic Christmas wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

100% love!

Well, what do you think of this unusual Christmas door decorating idea? Christmas plaid front door decor from a repurposed vintage clothespin bag is DEFINITELY not something you run into everyday!

And don’t forget to check out my full collection of repurposed Christmas projects if you’re in need of more festive inspiration!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Love it! I did something like that once, but I was lucky to find wooden hangers at ikea..so I chgd my hanger to wood, of couse had to paint a little and then distress…thanks for always sharing! Your the bestest!

  2. Amanda Lake says

    I love this idea. My mother used a clothespin bag all the time. Wish I had it now. My dryer broke last summmer and I bought an umbrella type clothesline for my backyard. Hung my clothes out all summer and fall. They smelled so good. I’ll keep the wreath idea in mind next trip to thrift store. Thanks. I love your projects.

  3. A tartan clothespin bag – how freakin’ cute is that??!

  4. Clever and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a fabulous idea! Love the way this looks!

  6. That is a great idea! I love that vintage plaid

  7. Too cute!

  8. Wow! It’s perfect! Especially since it is plaid. But what a great idea! You are so creative!!

  9. Robyn Wright says

    I LOVE IT!!!

  10. Hi Sadieseason good. Great project. FYI I have a crafty idea for you. I saw that you sprayed the branches gold a timeless look. A few years back I made my dad a Christmas stocking and embellished it with long pine needles, they were so old and brittle that I sprayed them a matte evergreen, using rustolium. 6 years later the needles are still vibrant. Enjoy.

  11. That plaid clothespin bag is wonderful. Love how the wreath turned out. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

  12. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  13. acraftymix says

    Oh look your peg bag exploded with festive gorgeousness 😉 Seriously though Sarah, I love your unconventional wreath and the way the poinsettias and greenery just pop out like that. It’s so unique

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Hahaha, that’s what I thought, too- that the pretty fleurs were exploding from the bag! 😉 Thank you, my friend!

  14. Love the wreath! Such a clever repurpose using the clothespin bag!

  15. What a wonderful idea. So unusual and pretty. Thank you for tutorial.

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