Booked for the Holidays: Individualized Party Coasters

Booked for the Holidays: Individualized Party Coasters

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 vintage set of coasters that looked like a bookcase of encyclopedias!Read more ›

Upcycled Glass Cloche Christmas Centerpiece

Upcycled Glass Cloche Christmas Centerpiece

To this day, some of my favorite Christmas decorations include my waterless snowglobes. I don’t know what it is about them- perhaps that I made them myself…and that they include vintage “bits”… but I just love that look: A quintessential Christmas scene captured under glass.

While out thrifting a few weeks ago, I came across this cheese dome or glass cloche that just screamed “REPURPOSE ME!”. I knew right away that I wanted to create a Christmas centerpiece with it.Read more ›

DIY Christmas “Gift” Décor

DIY Christmas “Gift” Décor

December is here, December is here! That means a lot of things to me- Christmas, my birthday (the big 4-0 this year!) and of course, a new project for The Good Life Blog! For this month’s project, I decided to create “gift” décor pieces to use on my mantel- bright colorful “presents” that are easy to make using inexpensive frames and linens from my local Goodwill store. In other words, DIY Christmas Gift Decor. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Wrapped Flannel Plaid Christmas Wreath

Wrapped Flannel Plaid Christmas Wreath

Ok, y’all- this *might* be my last flannel project of the year…but I better not make any promises. I asked on Facebook if yet another flannel project would be ok, and the “YES” response was overwhelming. So I’m trusting you that it is! How would you feel about a plaid Christmas wreath made with upcycled flannel shirts?Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›

Vintage Curtain Tie Back Holiday Necklace

Vintage Curtain Tie Back Holiday Necklace

Once of the first treasures that I purchased at the 2014 Country Living Fair in Atlanta, GA were these two curtain tieback pins. They probably date back to the ‘40s or ‘50s, and at the time, I really didn’t know what I’d do with them.Read more ›

Vintage Mason Jar Waterless Snowglobes

Vintage Mason Jar Waterless Snowglobes

Two, maybe three years ago, I made a series of waterless snowglobes. 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! I, of course, came armed with vintage supplies- old jars, vintage bottle brush trees, and couple of mid-century figurines. The results? 100% charming.Read more ›

Upcycled Vintage Red Truck with Christmas Trees

Upcycled Vintage Red Truck with Christmas Trees

Boy, it’s hard to find an affordable antique toy truck nowadays- maybe it’s always been difficult, but it’s especially impossible now that everyone loves incorporating them into their vintage holiday decor. When I finally found the right vintage truck, I, of course, had to turn it into the classic red truck with Christmas trees for perfectly rustic Christmas decor.Read more ›

Winter Wonderland Tote Bag with Vintage Doily Snowflakes

Winter Wonderland Tote Bag with Vintage Doily Snowflakes

I decided to spruce up a plain, navy blue tote bag I had found during one of my thrifting adventures. Truthfully, I didn’t NEED another tote bag- let’s face it, who really does?- but it was in great shape, and at $2.99, it was the perfect candidate for embellishment. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›