Grain Sack Christmas Stockings

Grain Sack Christmas Stockings via Knick of Time.

DIY Canvas Bucket Bag in Homebound Magazine and a WINNER!

Late in the summer, Heather Anderson, publisher of Homebound Magazine (and Post Road Vintage), contacted me and asked if I’d like to come up with a project to share in the winter edition of Homebound Magazine.  I was happy to do so, but I had to wrap my mind around creating a winter project when the temperatures were still in the 80’s.I rummaged around in my workshop to see if my stockpile of “stuff” would yield some inspiration, and I {Read More}

What Child is This? Printable Christmas Music Page

What Child is This is such a well-known and beloved Christmas carol, and this printable page could be used for lots of different projects, or just printed and framed. {CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO PRINT FULL SIZE} Enjoy! Blessings,    

Repurposed Serving Tray into Magnetic Wall Chalkboard

You’d think since I’ve been busily working on Christmas projects this week, that my house looks very festive, but BECAUSE I’ve been working on Christmas projects, my house is a d.i.s.a.s.t.e.r.  Last night, my husband poured himself a bowl of cereal, looked around, and stated, “There’s no place to sit in this house.”…and went back to our bedroom to eat, sitting on our bed. Yes…I felt a little guilty, but my workshop isn’t heated, so I have no choice but {Read More}

Christmas Tree Vintage Style

Never in my life have I decorated a Christmas tree by myself, and I didn’t expect to start now.  I thought we’d decorate our tree when my two older sons came home from college for Christmas break, until I realized that because of work, they wouldn’t be coming home until the week of Christmas. I like to have a tree up for at least several weeks before Christmas to enjoy, so I decided to decorate a temporary Christmas tree, rather {Read More}

Christmas Signs on Repurposed Things

I guess I’m a poor planner, because it never occurs to me to work on Christmas projects a few months in advance, so I have them ready to list in my shop BEFORE the holiday season starts, but every year, around late November, I realize I haven’t created anything for the Christmas season to sell.  This year was no exception, so I’ve only created a few signs, and I’m not sure I’ll make any more, since most people have already {Read More}

Repurposed Christmas Candle Holder Centerpieces

I always struggle to figure out what to use as a centerpiece on my kitchen table during the Christmas season.  It’s hard to find one that doesn’t take up too much of the table, and doesn’t visually get in the way of seeing people sitting across the table from you, but I finally came up with one that was easy, inexpensive, and fits perfectly on a table.   I come across small vintage tart tins and Jellos molds in thrift {Read More}

God Bless Us, Every One! – Repurposed Sewing Machine Table Salvage Sign

In past years, I didn’t get in the Christmas decorating groove until halfway through December, but this year it kicked in earlier, thank goodness!     As always, the first step for me in creating something is to dig through my stash of junk out in my workshop, to see what I have to work with.  I don’t usually know what I’ll make, but I grab anything that seems inspiring at the moment, so I grabbed a wooden rectangle-shaped piece {Read More}

Repurposed Book Pages…The Stockings Were Hung

Last week, I showed you the antique headboard that I turned into a coat rack.  I listed it in my shop, but figured it might not sell for awhile, so I decided to keep it in my living room and use it to hang my family’s Christmas stockings on.  I wanted to add something vintage Christmasy-looking to the center of the headboard, so I drew a small stocking template, then used it to cut a bunch of little stockings out {Read More}

How to Make a Perfect Book Page Bow

How to Make a Perfect Book Page Bow It all started with a book page bow banner I made and sold in my Etsy shop…. Another customer saw it and asked if I would make her 100 really small bows that she planned to use on baby shower invitations. “Oh sure – no problem!“, I responded. I do enjoy making them, but my kitchen counter is now decorated with spiderweb-like strands of hot glue, I burned myself a few times, and I {Read More}

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