30+ Upcycling and Repurposing Projects for Christmas Wreath Ideas

30+ Upcycling and Repurposing Projects for Christmas Wreath Ideas

Last year, I put together a collection of repurposed and upcycled DIY Christmas ornaments– because who doesn’t love creating fun and unusual ornaments for their tree? Well, I feel the same way about Christmas wreath ideas…incorporating vintage or whimsical elements to give your door festive character! And while DIY wreaths are fun no matter what time of year, I just have a special soft spot in my heart for the winter holiday kind.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 ›

30+ Upcycled and Repurposed Ornaments

30+ Upcycled and Repurposed Ornaments

As a December 26th baby, I feel a special connection to Christmas- even if a birthday at this time of year is pretty underwhelming. Coupled with my love of repurposing and upcycling, it should come as no surprise to anyone that combining the two (upcycling and Christmas) is something I look forward to each year. And while I haven’t done that many of them, repurposed ornaments using upcycled materials are an exceptional favorite holiday craft.Read more ›

Rustic Christmas Decor with a Vintage Snow Shoe

Rustic Christmas Decor with a Vintage Snow Shoe

It’s hard to believe, but it was way back in March of this year when I spotted a vintage snow shoe on the wall of a local shop. Even though I was in full Spring mode at the time, I snapped it up with an idea for rustic Christmas decor in my mind.

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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 ›

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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Christmas Cross Stitch on Vintage Tennis Rackets

Christmas Cross Stitch on Vintage Tennis Rackets

I don’t know about you, but I just love all of the oversized cross stitch project ideas scattered across Pinterest. Whether it’s on a large peg board or on a cane back chair, they just look amazing- and I’ve wanted to try my hand at it for a while now. I wanted to get in on the fun but in my own unique way – with Christmas cross stitch on the heads of vintage tennis rackets!Read more ›

Christmas Lantern from a Camper Jack and Christmas Gift Wrap

Christmas Lantern from a Camper Jack and Christmas Gift Wrap

A friend of mine was cleaning out her barn when she asked me, “Could you do anything with this?”. She was holding a camper jack or vintage jack, and all I could think was that it reminded me of a Christmas tree.
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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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Rustic Christmas Wreath for a Cozy Christmas

Rustic Christmas Wreath for a Cozy Christmas

I wanted to make a a rustic 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 decided to pair up some flannel fabric with some woodland Christmas decor into a wreath that was perfect for a cozy Christmas.
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