Kitschy Retro Christmas Wreath with an Upcycled Food Tray

Kitschy Retro Christmas Wreath with an Upcycled Food Tray

Funny story- throughout the past year, I found one plastic Christmas tray after another- some 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, was round, and would make for a perfect retro Christmas wreath.Read more ›

25+ Repurposed and Upcycled Christmas Wreath Ideas

25+ Repurposed and Upcycled 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 upcycled 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- our bright red door probably has something to do with that!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 ›

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- Repurpose/Christmas- is something I look forward to each year. And while I haven’t done that many of them, repurposed ornaments are an exceptional favorite.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 ›

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 ›

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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Front Porch Christmas Decorations with a Wooden Sled

Front Porch Christmas Decorations with a Wooden Sled

I had been on the hunt for a wooden sled for a long time- but every time I found one, the price was just a little too high for me to pull the trigger. Finally, FINALLY I found one in rural Georgia that would work perfectly as front porch Christmas decorations, and I knew exactly how I wanted to achieve that.Read more ›

Vintage Sheet Music Mini Christmas Trees

Vintage Sheet Music Mini Christmas Trees

So, these things- what should we call them? Receipt holders? Ticket Pokes? Paper spikes? Often found in antique stores (and most recently for me, a great estate sale), these guys are just begging for a new lease on life, aren’t they?Read more ›