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.

Thrifty Treasures tree top before

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Christmas Tree Topper from Sticks

sticks before

Kim from Too Much Time On My Hands has a unique tree topper that she crafted from sticks that she and her kids collected one day on a hike.  That’s right–sticks! Totally free for the taking and no need to run to the crafts store for those babies!

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Thrifted Objects Become Holiday Collectibles

Shabby Art Boutique platter before

Kerryanne–who blogs at Shabby Art Boutique–points out, “Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be expensive!  Sometimes you just have to look outside the box and repurpose thrifted objects.”  She demonstrates just how she does that with her own thrift finds, starting with this wooden plate that rang in at a whopping 88 cents.

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Paper Bag Becomes Elegant Christmas Decor

It's Overflowing feather trees before

You are going to have a hard time believing that a humble paper bag was the beginning of these pretty Christmas decorations from Aimee at It’s Overflowing.  But it really is a simple shopping bag from the local grocery store that Aimee recycled to become the cone base to form decorative pine trees.

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Finial Stemmed Pumpkins

Homa Style finial pumpkins

Here’s a nifty idea for fall decor using upcycled drapery finials from Jeannette at Homa Style.  Jeannette brought home some pumpkins/gourds this fall.  None of the three had stems.  Jeannette decided it would be fun to top the pumpkins with her collection of finials.

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Harvest Sign from Cabinet Door

Dirt Stains and Paint cabinet door before

Ashley from Dirt Stains and Paint scored a whole pile of cabinet doors that were advertised for FREE on Craigslist.  She loved the lines and narrow size of this door, and new she could turn it into something fun.

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