Upcycling a Christmas Wreath into a Winter Wreath

Upcycling a Christmas Wreath into a Winter Wreath

I didn’t intend on making a winter wreath this year…but the thrifting fairies clearly had different plans. During the holidays, one of my local thrift stores had an abundance of plain, beat up Christmas wreaths. I had already made a Christmas wreath, but decided to nab one for future use.Read more ›

Winter Decorations Inside Industrial Light Fixtures

Winter Decorations Inside Industrial Light Fixtures

Even though I’ve already made waterless snow globes before, I wanted to make a NEW version. You see, I found these industrial light fixtures (or jelly jar lights) at my Habitat ReStore and thought they’d be wonderfully upcycled into snow globes. But instead of making Christmas ones, I wanted to create winter decorations instead.Read more ›

Christmas Tree Baskets Upcycled Two Different Ways

Christmas Tree Baskets Upcycled Two Different Ways

Earlier this year, long before I was even THINKING about holiday projects, I found this set of nesting Christmas tree baskets. As I mulled over different makeover ideas, I realized they could be used as Christmas table decor in December, but continue on into the New Year as winter wonderland decorations.Read more ›

Winter Decor with a Snowy Stenciled Sled

Winter Decor with a Snowy Stenciled Sled

When I spotted this outdated decorative sled at Goodwill, the calendar read May and our southern summer was beginning to rear its ugly, sweaty head. I tossed it in my cart and filed it away as a Christmas project for later that year. Well, wouldn’t you know it, but Christmas came and went…and the sled was still collecting dust in my garage. That’s when I decided to ditch the red and green for icy blue and silver, to transform the sled into winter decor.Read more ›

Lodge Decor Inspired by a Hudson’s Bay Blanket

Lodge Decor Inspired by a Hudson’s Bay Blanket

A Hudson’s Bay blanket – a Point Blanket sporting the iconic stripes – was a mainstay in my childhood home. And while I don’t have that blanket anymore, I had a burning desire to recreate that same look. Upcycling thrift store pieces seemed like the easiest way to do so – namely, painting ceramics with those gorgeous, colorful stripes.
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Fireplace Decor with Upcycled Flannel Shirts on a Firewood Holder

Fireplace Decor with Upcycled Flannel Shirts on a Firewood Holder

Here we are- in JANUARY- with the holidays behind us and a new year before us. And in my constant quest for cozy home decor during the winter months, I decided that some fireplace decor was in order. Specifically…a firewood holder or fireplace log holder that had been given a cozy makeover using some flannel shirts from the thrift store.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for DIY Winter Decor

30+ Upcycling Ideas for DIY Winter Decor

Winter Decor.

Two words that send a shockwave of fear through me. Ok, well, maybe it’s not that severe. But I really, truly struggle to add pizzazz to our home in January and February.Read more ›

Plaid Blanket or Tartan Throw with Wool Scarves

Plaid Blanket or Tartan Throw with Wool Scarves

In the fall and winter, I love, love, love having a throw blanket (or a few) laying around. They function for both cozy snuggles AND cozy decor – especially a plaid blanket or tartan throw. And I recently decided that the easiest way to make one was to upcycle some of the wool scarves that I occasionally see at the thrift store.

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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 ›

Winter without Christmas- A Décor Dilemma

Winter without Christmas- A Décor Dilemma

Creating a winter-ish mantlescape (or really any sort of winter decor) is no easy feat. Too much greenery, or shimmer, or even pops of certain colors (say, red) and it just looks like leftover Christmas décor that you forgot to pack up before shoving everything in the attic. The winter landscape can be beautiful in its barrenness- but incorporating it as décor, well…let’s just say it is challenging.Read more ›