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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Patriotic Decor / Independence Day Decorations

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Patriotic Decor / Independence Day Decorations

With Memorial Day behind us and July 4th on the way, it’s easy to get swept up in all things red, white, and blue. Luckily for everyone, there are all kinds of upcycling ideas and repurposed projects for patriotic decor. From creative American flags, to front door wreaths, patriotic bunting, and Americana decorations – there are tons of options out there.Read more ›

Refashion a Straw Tote into a Spring Wreath

Refashion a Straw Tote into a Spring Wreath

To me, Spring is all about flowers – the fresh start after winter, the gorgeous colors hanging from branches and sprouting from the ground, and the fragrance the perfumes the air. And to celebrate the arrival of this season, I decided to create a Spring wreath using a straw tote or straw purse from the thrift store.
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Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments

Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments

Mason jar lids are an ideal craft project material, aren’t they? I frequently find the lids and bands at thrift stores, and crafting with them is always fun! This bag of lids was a great find on one of my thrifting adventures and I knew they’d be perfect for upcycling into mason jar lid wreath ornaments.

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Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Beach Decor on the Front Door

Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Beach Decor on the Front Door

Up until 2009, I’d always lived near a shoreline- half my life along the shores of Lake Michigan, and half my life bouncing between the Gulf and the Atlantic in Florida. My fondest beach memories are those of the windswept, deserted beaches in Southwest Michigan. Maybe not quite as exotic as a tropical locale, but full of treasures- crinoid fossils, pretty Petoskey stones, beautiful beach glass, and gorgeous pieces of driftwood. And to celebrate those memories, I decided to make a driftwood wreath for our front door this summer.

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Vintage Umbrella Unique Spring Door Decor

Vintage Umbrella Unique Spring Door Decor

Happy Daylight Savings Time Day (if you’re happy about it)!! In honor of the time change, I decided to switch out the early/pre-Spring wreath I made from an old bed sheet and hang something more symbolic of March and April- such as an umbrella…Read more ›