Kathy from Petticoat Junktion has some fun collections of vintage objects that she's gathered over the years. These include antique toys and leather pouches, which she's incorporated into her Christmas decor this year.
It's not too late to have an advent calendar....especially one you can make yourself using things you probably already have at hand. Check out this merry and bright Christmas advent calendar made by Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
Sounds heavy, doesn't it? In all actuality, it's not entire pieces of furniture that Debi from Debi's Design Diary is hanging on her tree--she's hanging pieces of furniture. And boy, do they look great!
At this time of year, glass ball ornaments are easy to find. You probably have some of your own, or can get some very easily. If you'd like to do something fun to personalize your tree, Crystal from Little Bit Funky has a darling idea.
When Sara from Thrifty Treasures spotted this tree top that had been thrown out, she was more than happy to give it a new home. "When your tree lights stop working, don't toss it, make a smaller tree!" she suggests.
Over at Love Grows Wild, Ashley from Cherished Bliss shares an upcycling project that's perfect for your holiday decor. "I started out with an old window screen that I got from a rental we lived in, but you could just as easily make this work for a regular frame too," she says.
Doesn't everyone's grandma have a stool in her kitchen just like this one? "This actually was my grandmother's stool," says Sheryl at Red Tin Inn. "My parents had stored it in a building, that they kept the pool chemicals in, and major rust had set in."
Have you bought a new appliance, recently? Maybe a clothes dryer? Hmmm? Well, if you have any extra dryer vent tubing or some that you were about to throw away, this Christmas craft is for you! Melissa from Daisy Mae Belle figured out how to make a wreath from dryer vent tubing!
Pine Cones are one craft supply that are easily found for free in most parts of the U.S. You can collect a few just by visiting a park or going on a nature walk. Ursula from Kraft & Mint figured out how to make a cute Christmas craft with some of the pine cones she'd found.
Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara has been working on getting her basement organized. She tells about one of her challenges, "I have tons of spindles and table legs that were just in a box and every time I would try to find something, it got a little frustrating."
When Amy's brother found a free Craigslist listing of cupboard doors, she had no idea what she'd do with all of them. "I liked the hardware on them and figured why not get them for that alone!" she says at her blog, Junque Chic.
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