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 ›

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 ›

Retro Christmas Ornaments from Canning Jar Lids and Christmas Gift Wrap

Retro Christmas Ornaments from Canning Jar Lids and Christmas Gift Wrap

A few years ago, I made these DIY Wreath Ornaments using the bands from canning jars after I bought a set of mason jars to use as drinking glasses. I had no intention of making another ornament craft with them again…but then thrifting fate intervened. Earlier this year, I came across a bag of canning jar lids – in various sizes, colors, and brands…and I couldn’t bear to leave it behind. 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 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 ›

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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Thread Bobbins from a Fabric Mill as Rustic Christmas Ornaments

Thread Bobbins from a Fabric Mill as Rustic Christmas Ornaments

Because Greenville, SC (where I live) was historically a town filled with fabric mills, the relics of those old mills are found in every vintage shop around. And repurposing those relics is a favorite pastime- including these wooden bobbins or thread bobbins. Because they were on the smaller side, I had an idea to turn them into icicle ornaments!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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Clear Ornaments as Snow Ornaments with Coarse Salt

Clear Ornaments as Snow Ornaments with Coarse Salt

By now, just about all of us have tried the glitter-on-the-inside ornaments. It’s a great craft idea for clear ornaments from the craft store, as it is wonderfully easy and inexpensive. Well, I decided to apply the same principles but with slightly different media- in this case, coarse salt! Sea salt looks a little like frost, so I wanted to try adding it to clear glass ornaments to see what happened.Read more ›