A Christmas Gingerbread Village from Recycled Containers

"Gingerbread houses are fun, but all too often are temporary because they are made from actual gingerbread, icing and candies. I wanted a Christmas village made up of gingerbread houses, but one I could bring out each year," Amanda explains on her blog, Crafts by Amanda. Her solution for keeping her gingerbread village fresh was to skip the cookies and go straight for the milk--she started saving milk and juice cartons!
thread spools

Thread Spools Dressed up for the Holidays

Isn't it awesome when brand-new decorations materialize out of thin air? Courtney tells us, "The best part about this craft, was that I already had all the materials I needed." Over at Crafts by Courtney, she's showing us how she used a few supplies she already had on hand--washi tape, thread spools, and mason jars--to create some kicky new Christmas decor!

Glass Insulator Christmas Tree

Over at The Salvaged Boutique, one of Kathy's friends passed along several boxes of vintage items to her. She was delighted to find one of them full of these glass insulators. Insulators were originally used with telegraph lines, back in the 1800's. Kathy challenged herself to turn one of them into Christmas decor, using only items that she had on hand.

Tree Trimmings Door Wreath

When Nicole spotted a pile of trimmings at the Christmas tree lot, she figured it wouldn't hurt to ask the guy running the lot if she could have a few. He said, "Go ahead, help yourself," so Nicole took home plenty of greenery and blogged about what she did with it at Design It Vintage.
Wreath Week

Wreath Week at Roadkill Rescue

Wreaths are fun to hang on the door any time of year, but they are especially meaningful during the Christmas season. This week at Roadkill Rescue, we'll be celebrating the season with festive wreath projects that honor the spirit of Roadkill Rescue: they are made out of free, found, or upcycled materials. Stay tuned for Wreath Week!