For the Love of Shiny Brite Ornaments

For the Love of Shiny Brite Ornaments

Just about every vintage-collector I know has one thing in common: they all have a soft spot in their hearts for Shiny Brite ornaments. Perhaps they just love all things vintage Christmas, but they always have a special affinity for Shiny Brites. And I, of course, fall into that same adoring category, as well!Read more ›

Christmas Ornament Hooks for Mini Ornaments

Christmas Ornament Hooks for Mini Ornaments

Many years ago, I published this post about a set of Christmas tree baskets that I had thrifted. The project itself was not, admittedly, overly amazing. But I included a quick discussion on how I made some Christmas ornament hooks for the mini ornaments that I hung on the baskets.Read more ›

Neutral Christmas Decor with a Receipt Spike

Neutral Christmas Decor with a Receipt Spike

Truth be told, I originally published this blog post in December of 2014. But, I doubt that most of my longest subscribers and readers would even remember it! So, when I recently unearthed them in a moving box at our new house, I decided to republish this post about a receipt spike and how I transformed it into a little Christmas tree. Read more ›

Boho Christmas Tree from a Bamboo Wine Rack

Boho Christmas Tree from a Bamboo Wine Rack

While on a trip to visit family in Florida, we OF COURSE swung by a couple of thrift stores. I spotted this bamboo wine rack right away. It was begging to become a Boho Christmas tree in my mind, mostly because bamboo and rattan is so popular in Boho decor. Either way, I couldn’t wait to transform it into retro Christmas decor!

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Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Each year as Christmas rolls around, I get all excited about coming up with a new DIY ornament project. And this year, I decided to play around with paper coasters. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Well, I wondered if they could be paired with wood ornaments into something fun for the tree.Read more ›

Faking a Skotch Kooler for Plaid Christmas Decor

Faking a Skotch Kooler for Plaid Christmas Decor

For many years now, I’ve admired the look of a vintage Skotch Kooler. It works so wonderfully as plaid Christmas decor, but I rarely find them at local antiques shops. I did, however, find a red Thermos cooler while thrifting earlier this year, and an idea began to form.Read more ›

Santa Wreath from a Christmas Tray

Santa Wreath from a Christmas Tray

Funny story- throughout the past year, I found one Christmas tray after another. Some were vintage-y, some less so. They were cheap and festive, so I bought several with no actual project ideas in mind. That is, until I found this kitschy Santa Claus tray. He had great vintage style, and round…so I wondered if I could upcycle him into a Santa wreath.

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Plaid Wreath with a Clothespin Bag

Plaid Wreath with a Clothespin Bag

A few months back, I found a clothespin bag at a local thrift store. I definitely didn’t NEED it but I couldn’t exactly pass it up, either. Right away, I had this vision of a unique Christmas wreath for my front door. Read more ›

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments with Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments with Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper

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 kind of mason jar lid ornaments, 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+ 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 ›