Minimalist Christmas Tree from a Coffee Mug Tree or Coffee Cup Holder

Minimalist Christmas Tree from a Coffee Mug Tree or Coffee Cup Holder

There I was at the Goodwill Outlet (aka, “The Bins”)…staring at a coffee mug tree. It was on top of the pile, likely tossed there by someone who scoffed at its missing arm. But me? I grabbed it…broken treasures are my favorite finds. And this mug holder or coffee cup holder was the perfect candidate for a Christmas project. My plan? To transform it into a minimalist Christmas tree or Scandinavian Christmas tree!Read more ›

Displaying Vintage Christmas Cards in an Upcycled Multi Photo Frame

Displaying Vintage Christmas Cards in an Upcycled Multi Photo Frame

Back in January of this year, I was thrifting at my local Habitat ReStore and spotted a rotating multi photo frame that was in excellent condition. I was fresh off a Christmas high, with several “coulda, shoulda, woulda” holiday project ideas bouncing around in my head. But it was January and time to move on, right?

Nope. 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 ›

Cone Christmas Trees with Serger Thread and Vintage Sequins

Cone Christmas Trees with Serger Thread and Vintage Sequins

If you live in or have traveled to the Carolinas, then you may know that this area has a long history in textiles. The mills still dot the landscape, with one in nearly every town. Some are dilapidated, some just empty, and some of have been converted into new commercial/residential use. Relics of that textile mill history (such as serger thread) are found in nearly every antique and thrift store in the region.Read more ›