Wooden Spindle Ornaments from an Upcycled Mug Tree

Wooden Spindle Ornaments from an Upcycled Mug Tree

Last year, I upcycled a broken mug tree into a tabletop Christmas tree…but had set aside the remaining “arms” for another project. Well, I’m happy to say that I’m FINALLY upcycling those coffee mug tree arms now- into DIY wooden spindle ornaments !Read more ›

Vintage Florentine Coaster Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Florentine Coaster 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 ornaments. But I couldn’t bear the thought of purchasing a perfectly good, full-priced set and doing that. However…I stumbled upon a baggie of plain gold coasters at a favorite thrift store earlier this year. So, I decided I could DEFINITELY upcycle these without a second thought!Read more ›

Christmas Ornaments from Canning Jar Lids

Christmas Ornaments from Canning Jar Lids

A few years ago, I made these DIY Wreath Ornaments from canning jar lids, after buying 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. So, in the cart it went and here we are with a NEW DIY ornament project.Read more ›

Christmas Ornaments using Vintage Tea Strainers and Chandelier Crystals

Christmas Ornaments using Vintage Tea Strainers and Chandelier Crystals

There was a small but elegant chandelier just inside the front door of my childhood home. And one of the few cleaning tasks I actually enjoyed helping with was taking off the dangling crystals and giving them a yearly bath. Fast forward 30-some-odd years, and I still love a pretty chandelier crystal…so when I found this bag of…umm… “Phone Supplies” while thrifting, I squealed with glee.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 ›

Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments

Mason Jar Lid Wreath 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 mason jar lid wreath ornaments.

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Vintage Wooden Bobbins Repurposed as Unique Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Wooden Bobbins Repurposed as Unique Christmas Ornaments

Because Greenville, SC (where I live) was historically a town filled with textile mills, the relics of those old mills are found in every vintage shop around- thrift shops, too. And repurposing those relics is a favorite pastime- including these vintage wooden bobbins. Because they were on the smaller side, I had an idea to turn them into unique Christmas ornaments !Read more ›

Vintage-Style Luggage Ornaments with Altoids Tins

Vintage-Style Luggage Ornaments with Altoids Tins

Vintage luggage covered in international travel stickers is about iconic as it gets for me- at least in my dreamy, old-movie imagination.

And 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.Read more ›

Embroidery Hoop Gift Card Pocket

Embroidery Hoop Gift Card Pocket

This is one of those projects that I saw in a shop and immediately knew I could recreate, but with my own vintage twist. I had all of the materials (and then some) and since we end up buying gift cards as Christmas presents for some family members, I DEFINITELY wanted to “cute-ify” the packaging. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Creating a Snow Ornament from Upcycled Clear Ornaments

Creating a Snow Ornament from Upcycled Clear Ornaments

By now, just about all of us have tried the glitter-on-the-inside ornaments. It’s a great craft, wonderfully easy and inexpensive. Well, I decided to apply the same principles but with slightly different media- in this case, sea salt! Crazy? Not if you want to create a gorgeous, “no mess” snow ornament !Read more ›