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.
You know you’re committed to upcycling when you keep a collection of burnt-out Christmas lights. Amanda at Mommy is Coocoo does, and her lights have finally found their second life as a colorful Christmas wreath.
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!
I love seeing things that people make from objects they’ve found in nature. One of my current favorite trends along these lines is the use of wood slices to make natural looking decor items. Here’s a gorgeous wreath that Laura of Finding Home put together using wood slices from a fallen birch branch.
Melanie from Find It Make It Love It shared this cute rag wreath for Fall at The Ribbon Retreat. You can make one like it with fabric scraps from your stash.
“I know we all can easily collect toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls-–especially when I order large amounts of TP and paper towels on Amazon,” says Maura at Happy Deal Happy Day. If you want to make a fun Fall wreath like hers, you’ll need to collect at least 30 toilet paper tubes.
I love this wreath made by Desiree of The 36th Avenue. Not only is it a lovely piece of Autumn decor, it’s made from upcycled materials!