Upcycling Ideas for Christmas Home Decor

Upcycling Ideas for Christmas Home Decor

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my years as a blogger, it would be that (A) just about everyone loves a Christmas project, and (B) ESPECIALLY if they’re upcycled or repurposed! And since I’ve already put together collections of upcycled Christmas ornaments and repurposed Christmas wreaths already, this time I’m focused on upcycling ideas for Christmas home decor.

Putting together this collection of upcycling ideas for Christmas home decor or recycled Christmas decor was particularly fun. I’ve certainly made a few myself, such as these small tabletop Christmas trees in wooden candle holders:

Upcycling a chamberstick into a Christmas candy dish

And these Christmas luminaries in light bulb cages that I upcycled!

Christmas lantern for a rustic Christmas by upcycling the light bulb cages into luminaries with sheet music

Whether you need a Christmas project for your holiday table or your fireplace mantel, or even just unique Christmas decorations for anywhere in your home, there is undoubtedly an upcycling idea out there for you.

And it often uses something you can easily find at a thrift store, such as this cheese cloche that I upcycled into an ice skating scene!

Winter Christmas scene under a cheese dome

And with vintage Christmas decorations so popular again, upcycling is a GREAT way to get the look of retro Christmas decor without breaking the bank. For instance, this vintage cola crate was broken and made for slightly larger bottles. In other words, PERFECT for upcycling!

Wooden bottle crate as a wooden ornament stand

And when the weather outside is- what is that song lyric again? Frightful? Then it’s the perfect time to create some DIY Christmas home decor in the warm and cozy comfort of your own home.

DIY waterless snow globe in a vintage glass jar

From snowglobes to Advent calendars and everything in between, here are some upcycling ideas for Christmas home decor that will surely inspire you!

Upcycling Ideas for Christmas Home Decor

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Well, see anything that catches your fancy? Maybe something for your coffee table or even your front porch (such as these upcycled candy canes)?

diy candy cane decorations

Here are a few more ideas for vintage Christmas decorations, if that’s what you’re into. After you hang your vintage ornaments on your Christmas tree, stack the ornament boxes together to show off their FABULOUS vintage graphics!

Vintage ornament boxes as thrifty Christmas decor

Or, pair up extra vintage ornaments with your collection of antique bottles to create a magical Christmas vignette like this!

Retro Christmas Decorations with vintage Christmas ornaments on antique bottles

And you know I’ve got some new upcycling ideas for Christmas home decor up my sleeves this year, too- can’t wait to share those with you!

Faking a Skotch Kooler for plaid Christmas Decor

What kind of recycled Christmas decor projects will you be making this year? I also have idea collections for upcycled ornaments and repurposed wreaths, too. In case those are the types of Christmas crafts you’re interested in this year instead!

And don’t forget, there’s an entire chapter dedicated to Christmas projects in my book, “Crafting with Flannel”, too!

christmas projects in crafting with flannel

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. So many cute Christmas projects! I love them all! It’s amazing what you can repurpose into beautiful Christmas decor.

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