"There’s nothing like a challenge from a group of blog friends to motivate you to create a wreath in just 3 days," says Susan from Organized 31. "Then along comes a snow storm and no way to get to the store. Big plans for a DIY knock-your-socks-off wreath went out the window. If necessity is the mother of invention, then the snow storm was the mother of finding items to repurpose into a wreath."
Wait, are you telling me that old clothes and wire hangers can't be festive? I beg to differ, and I'm happy to share evidence from Marty at Marty's Musings to prove it! She created a pretty Christmas wreath from old clothes and a wire hanger.
Over at House Revivals, Amanda used a pretty greeting card to create a festive banner for her holiday decor. She had a card from Christmases past that she hadn't been able to throw away, because it was so pretty. What's an avid upcycler going to do with a pretty card? Well, use it again, obviously!
There's something very wintery about mercury glass. Something about that crackled, silver finish reminds me of frosty windows and frozen ponds. Dede from Designed Decor loves the look of mercury glass, too, but she doesn't love the price tag.
Do you love drinking Starbucks' take-home frappuccinos? You know, the ones in adorable little glass bottles? Well, if you can say yes to that, then you are halfway to having this gift idea made, according to Laura at Laura Kelly Designs.
How's your Christmas list coming along? Have you stashed away all the gifts you'll be giving, this year? Well, if you need any ideas for wrapping those presents, Susan from Organized 31 has some great ideas for you.
"Growing up, Christmas Eve was always spent at my maternal grandma’s house. She passed years ago, but this time of year I am always thinking of her," reminisces Shanna at Restoration Redoux. "One thing I have of hers is her sewing basket. I was looking through it the other day and found a package of vintage buttons. They had been in there forever, so I decided to make a button ornament with them."
Over at Remodelando la Casa, Cristina admits that she cannot throw away empty ribbon spools. She's found ways to use them before, so sometimes in between projects she gets quite a stash of spools. Recently, her collection inspired a neat Christmas decor project.
"Every year in our family we make ornaments," says Amy at Stow & Tell U. This is an extended family tradition, so it takes some creativity to come up with ornaments that can be made without spending a bundle on supplies. "This year we made twig
Christmas trees using cardboard from cereal boxes and soda cartons, and twigs collected out of the yard," Amy tells us.
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.
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