Rustic Christmas Ornaments with Tea Infusers

Rustic Christmas Ornaments with Tea Infusers

Over my thrifting and vintage-shopping adventures, I had accumulated a handful of tea infusers in different shapes and sizes. For whatever reason, I couldn’t stop buying them, especially when I’d spot one that was yet a different shape.Read more ›

Cone Christmas Trees with Serger Thread and Vintage Sequins

Cone Christmas Trees with Serger Thread and Vintage Sequins

If you live in or have traveled to the Carolinas, then you may know that this area has a long history in textiles. The mills still dot the landscape, with one in nearly every town. Some are dilapidated, some just empty, and some of have been converted into new commercial/residential use. Relics of that textile mill history (such as serger thread) are found in nearly every antique and thrift store in the region.Read more ›

Upcycling a Cheese Dome or Glass Cloche into a Frozen Pond and Winter Scene

Upcycling a Cheese Dome or Glass Cloche into a Frozen Pond and Winter Scene

To this day, some of my favorite Christmas decorations include my waterless snowglobes. I am a total sucker for anything miniature – so vintage Christmas AND miniature is kind of a double whammy to my heart. And when I spotted this cheese dome or glass cloche at a thrift store, I knew it was destined for a similar idea.

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Cheap Christmas Decorations that Look Like Wrapped Gifts

Cheap Christmas Decorations that Look Like Wrapped Gifts

Upcycling things from the thrift store is a great way to fill your home with cheap Christmas decorations that don’t look cheap at all! And this idea for pairing up wooden picture frames with Christmas napkins to look like wrapped gifts is no exception.
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Vintage Light Fixture “Mercury Glass” Oversized Ornaments

Vintage Light Fixture “Mercury Glass” Oversized Ornaments

Today marks the official halfway point to Christmas, so why not celebrate with a holiday project?? By no means am I encouraging Christmas to arrive sooner…but for crafters like me, there is just NEVER enough time to do all of the yuletide projects!Read more ›

Upcycling Mason Jar Lids into Rustic Christmas Ornaments

Upcycling Mason Jar Lids into Rustic Christmas Ornaments

Mason jar lids are an ideal craft project material, aren’t they? I frequently find the lids and bands at thrift stores, and crafting with them is always fun! This bag of lids was a great find on one of my thrifting adventures and I knew they’d be perfect for upcycling into rustic Christmas ornaments.

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Vintage Sheet Music Mini Christmas Trees

Vintage Sheet Music Mini Christmas Trees

So, these things- what should we call them? Receipt holders? Ticket Pokes? Paper spikes? Often found in antique stores (and most recently for me, a great estate sale), these guys are just begging for a new lease on life, aren’t they?Read more ›

Christmas Snowglobes in Vintage Mason Jars

Christmas Snowglobes in Vintage Mason Jars

A few years ago, I made a series of Christmas snowglobes – the waterless kind. A trendy retailer had advertised their version for an uppity price, prompting me to try and recreate them myself. And let me tell you, an obsession was born! Of course, my versions were made with vintage mason jars (or other old jars) and vintage Christmas decorations that were dainty enough to fit.Read more ›

Red Truck Decor for Christmas with the Help of Popsicle Sticks!

Red Truck Decor for Christmas with the Help of Popsicle Sticks!

Boy, it’s hard to find an affordable vintage toy truck nowadays. Maybe it’s always been difficult, but it’s especially hard these days when everyone wants some red truck decor in their Christmas decorations. So, when I finally found one I could afford, I accepted that it was broken/incomplete and knew I could fix it up into the red Christmas truck of my dreams.Read more ›

Mint Tins as Christmas Ornaments that Look Like Vintage Luggage

Mint Tins as Christmas Ornaments that Look Like Vintage Luggage

Vintage luggage covered in travel stickers is about iconic as it gets for me in the world of vintage decor. In the spirit of Christmas-ornament-making during this time of year, I decided to create my own vintage suitcases that could be hung on my tree. And to do this, I decided to upcycle some Altoids tins or mint tins to make it happen!

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