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 ›

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 ›

Minimalist Christmas Tree from a Coffee Mug Tree or Coffee Cup Holder

Minimalist Christmas Tree from a Coffee Mug Tree or Coffee Cup Holder

There I was at the Goodwill Outlet (aka, “The Bins”)…staring at a coffee mug 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 mug holder or coffee cup holder was the perfect candidate for a Christmas project. My plan? To transform it into a minimalist Christmas tree or Scandinavian Christmas tree!Read more ›

Holiday Wreath with a Clothespin Bag as Rustic Christmas Decor

Holiday Wreath with a Clothespin Bag as Rustic Christmas Decor

A few months back, I found a 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 holiday wreath that would look like cabin Christmas decor or rustic Christmas decor. Read more ›

Vintage Christmas Cards in a Multi Photo Frame

Vintage Christmas Cards in a Multi Photo Frame

Back in January of this year, I was thrifting at my local Habitat ReStore and spotted a multi photo frame that was in excellent condition. I put the frame in my cart and filed away this Christmas idea for a later time…and finally, FINALLY, that time is now. I would use it to display vintage Christmas cards or vintage Christmas postcards!Read more ›

Custom Coasters for Holiday and Christmas Parties

Custom Coasters for Holiday and Christmas Parties

Sometimes I walk the aisles of thrift stores and have “near-craft experiences”, which is when I have a repurposing idea immediately, right there in the shop. But there are plenty of times when I find a treasure with potential but don’t have a clear vision in mind. That, my friends, is what happened when I came across this adorable set of vintage coasters that looked like a bookcase of encyclopedias! But, I wondered if I could somehow transform them into custom coasters for Christmas…

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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 ›