Fall Door Wreath from the Lid of a Wood Cheese Box

Fall Door Wreath from the Lid of a Wood Cheese Box

Once I felt nicely settled in our new home here in Charlotte, NC, I treated myself to a quick, safe trip to a longtime favorite antiques mall called Sleepy Poet. I always, ALWAYS, find a project or treasure when I’m there and this visit was no exception when I came across this wood cheese box.Read more ›

35+ Upcycling Projects for Fall Wreath Ideas

35+ Upcycling Projects for Fall Wreath Ideas

Once the calendar flips over to a new year, I start the “Countdown to Fall” clock in my head. Honest to goodness, I spend all year looking forward to the first cool day after a hot summer. And once that day arrives, I can’t wait to welcome it on my front door. So, I decided to gather some of my favorite upcycling projects for autumn and fall wreath ideas.Read more ›

DIY Winter Wreath

DIY Winter Wreath

I didn’t intend on making a DIY 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 ›

Retro Christmas Wreath from a Christmas Cookie Tray

Retro Christmas Wreath from a Christmas Cookie Tray

Funny story- throughout the past year, I found one Christmas cookie 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 retro Christmas wreath.

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Easter Door Decorations with a Hanging Door Basket

Easter Door Decorations with a Hanging Door Basket

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you are all-too-familiar with my Junkin’ Journey series. In that series, I travel to towns across the South in search of wonderful treasures and shops to explore. On my most recent adventure to Durham, North Carolina, I found this hanging door basket at a quaint little thrift shop. And right away, I envisioned it as an Easter door wreath that looked like an Easter basket.Read more ›

Valentine’s Day Wreath with a Chocolate Heart Box

Valentine’s Day Wreath with a Chocolate Heart Box

When I was a little, I simply adored a chocolate heart box that held Valentine chocolates. Frilly, lacy, and covered in ruffles, they lined the grocery and drug store shelves. The fancier, the better, as far as I was concerned. And as I was brainstorming ideas for Valentine’s Day home decor this year, my mind went back in time to those heart shaped chocolate boxes, and a simple craft project idea was born!Read more ›

Unique Christmas Wreath with a Clothespin Bag

Unique Christmas 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 ›

Vintage Snow Shoe as a Rustic Christmas Wreath

Vintage Snow Shoe as a Rustic Christmas Wreath

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 a rustic Christmas wreath in my mind.

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Plaid Ribbon from an Upcycled Shirt for a Harvest Wreath

Plaid Ribbon from an Upcycled Shirt for a Harvest Wreath

When you can’t find the craft product you need (or are dreaming of), you sometimes have to make your own. And that’s what happened when I was working on an harvest wreath and I couldn’t find any plaid ribbon. So, I started to mull over the idea of making my own wired ribbon with an upcycled shirt.Read more ›

Get Out the Vote – Upcycling Campaign Buttons and Vintage Ribbons into a Patriotic Wreath

Get Out the Vote – Upcycling Campaign Buttons and Vintage Ribbons into a Patriotic Wreath

If you live in the States, then you may have noticed that it’s an election year. There’s an awful lot of anger and ugliness associated with it, so here’s my attempt to diffuse the bitter divide with a bi-partisan upcycling project. Washington may not be able to cross the aisle, but Sadie can! And I’ll be doing it with vintage pins / campaign buttons from old elections into a patriotic wreath for Get Out the Vote!Read more ›