Glass Insulator Christmas Tree

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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.

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Paper Doily Christmas Trees

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Here’s a quick and easy project from the girls and One-O. It’s a snowy Christmas tree made from paper doilies!

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Coastal Christmas Decor Made from Fallen Branches

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Inspired by some of the Christmas trees she’d seen made out of driftwood over the years, Amanda wanted to make a tree of her own from fallen branches. She tells all about the project at Crafts By Amanda.

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Tossed Away Tree Top Gets a Second Chance

Thrifty Treasures tree top before

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.

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Oh, Christmas Tree, How Lovely Are Thy Spindles

Obsessive & Creative spindle tree before

“As I cut spindles during the last six months I threw the scraps into a basket in the garage,” says Rhonda at Craft Dictator.  She had plans to use those  spindles for some holiday decor.

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What Santa Left Behind: Roadkill Rescue Christmas Tree

Vintage News Junkie Christmas tree before

“This is truly a roadkill rescue!” Candace from Vintage News Junkie says with excitement.  “I found not one, but two real
Christmas trees on the side of the interstate! Yes, the interstate!  The whole time we were loading up the trees, I couldn’t help but think, ‘Beckie is gonna love this!'”

Vintage News Junkie Christmas tree before

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Magazine Christmas Tree

Small Home Love magazine before

Here’s an easy recycling project just in time for last minute Christmas decor, from Jacky at Small Home Love.  All you need is an old magazine and a Christmas movie to watch while you are making this project.

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Coastal Christmas Tree Art

The Space Between decor before

At The Space Between, Karah shares the perfect Christmas craft for anyone who loves to collect pretty things from along the seashore, like sea glass and driftwood.

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