Winter Christmas Scene under a Cheese Dome

Winter Christmas Scene under a Cheese Dome

To this day, some of my favorite Christmas decorations include my waterless snowglobes. I am a total sucker for anything miniature. Which means that vintage Christmas in miniature is kind of a double whammy for my heart. And when I spotted this cheese dome at the 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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Plaid Christmas Wreath from Recycled Flannel Shirts

Plaid Christmas Wreath from Recycled Flannel Shirts

I wanted to make a a plaid Christmas wreath by upcycling some of the flannel shirts (and scraps) I had. Even though I live in the suburbs, I always imagine that our home is actually a Christmas cottage in the north woods. So, I headed to the thrift store for some Christmas flannel fabric that would work for my craft idea.
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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 ›

DIY Waterless Snow Globe in a Vintage Glass Jar

DIY Waterless Snow Globe in a Vintage Glass Jar

A few years ago, I made a series of waterless snow globes. 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! So, I decided to make a new DIY waterless snow globe so that I could share with you how I made them. Read more ›

Upcycling a Toy Truck as Christmas Truck Decor

Upcycling a Toy Truck as Christmas Truck Decor

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 Christmas truck decor of my dreams.Read more ›

Decorating a Tote Bag with a Snowy Scene

Decorating a Tote Bag with a Snowy Scene

Truthfully, I didn’t NEED another tote bag- let’s face it, who really does? But I found this blue canvas bag on a thrifting adventure and it was in great shape for a great price! I decided that it was the perfect candidate for embellishment and wondered if the navy blue would be a good backdrop for a snowy scene.

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Light Bulb Cages as Christmas Luminaries

Light Bulb Cages as Christmas Luminaries

Light bulb cages have been pretty popular- both authentically vintage and modern reproductions- for a few years now. Designed to protect factory or ship workers from exploding glass bulbs, they are found in funky antique shops, but in fewer and fewer numbers.  I’ve been lucky enough to find a few of them in my day, and I had this idea to upcycle them into Christmas luminaries .Read more ›

Wooden Bottle Crate as a Wooden Ornament Stand

Wooden Bottle Crate as a Wooden Ornament Stand

If you ever find yourself in our house during the month of December, you’ll quickly realize that I love vintage Christmas decorations. From Shiny Brite ornaments, to Putz houses, to old sleigh bells on cracked leather straps- I love it all. And making a project to display some of my vintage ornaments (an ornament stand, if you will) from a wooden bottle crate has been on my to-do list for a while. Read more ›